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March 6, 2014 at 2:45 PM

T-Pain’s Auto-Tune news at Neumos

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(Photo by Hannibal Matthews)

It’s been almost a decade after Tallahassee’s T-Pain left behind his rap career with the group Nappy Headz and released his first solo album Rappa Ternt Sanga, but the same Auto-Tune vocal effects he pioneered — and were inspired by the vocoder leads of ‘80s/’90s R & B originators Roger Troutman and Teddy Riley — are a staple of not only the music industry, but many aspects of American pop culture in 2014.

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