When it comes to rappers who are known for using autotune, one name stands out above the rest: T-Pain. T-Pain is widely credited with popularizing the use of autotune in hip-hop, and he is often referred to as the “Godfather of Autotune”.
T-Pain first began experimenting with autotune in the early 2000s, and his use of the technology soon caught the attention of the hip-hop world. He released his debut album, Rappa Ternt Sanga, in 2005, and it featured several tracks that showcased his use of autotune. His use of the technology was so successful that it quickly became a staple of his sound, and he went on to become one of the most successful hip-hop artists of the decade.
T-Pain’s influence on the hip-hop world was undeniable, and many of the biggest names in the genre began to incorporate autotune into their music. Artists such as Nicki Minaj, Travis Scott, Quavo and Lil Uzi Vert all owe a debt of gratitude to T-Pain for popularizing the use of autotune in hip-hop.
Despite his influence, T-Pain’s career has been somewhat blunted in recent years. He has not released an album since 2011, and he has not had a hit single since 2009. Despite this, his influence on the hip-hop world is undeniable, and he will always be remembered as the artist who brought autotune to the forefront of the genre.