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Kanye West Copied “Rappa Ternt Sanga” With “808s & Heartbreaks” Says T-Pain

T-Pain’s Rappa Ternt Sanga is celebrating its 10-year anniversary. The Jive release featured the singles “I’m Sprung” and “I’m In Luv (With A Stripper)” and became the blueprint for T-Pain’s signature Auto-Tune sound.


“None of this wouldn’t be happening without Rappa Ternt Sanga or me as a whole entity, period,” he says. “None of this whole sound of music and it’s not even just rap and R&B — it’s going into pop and techno and dubstep and everything. It’s all kinda came from me. I’m seeing cartoons using Auto-Tune.”

“I would say as recent as [Kanye West’s] 808s & Heartbreaks, which was a direct copy ofRappa Ternt Sanga,” T-Pain says. “I’m not just being a dick saying that shit sounds a lot like mine. Like literally [Kanye] told me that he listened toRappa Ternt Sanga and he made 808s & Heartbreaks. He even brought me in to make it sound more like Rappa Ternt Sanga.”

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