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T-Pain has had a long career with numerous platinum songs over the years so he’s more than qualified to comment on the industry. He recently had a tangent about how disturbing he finds the number of new artists shooting for overnight success are.

“The way that artists are starting to believe that momentary popularity is better than longevity is super disturbing and [I] really want y’all to think about the future and generational wealth,” he wrote on Twitter. “It’s bigger than right now. You got a lot of lives in your hands and a generation to start.”




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This is a similar discussion Mariah Carey had long before her time on American Idol vowing to not only never work on the show as a judge but that she felt her working hard for her record deal made her appreciate her stardom more than the American Idol overnight successes. She alluded that people are less likely to throw it away over bad behavior that way. Of course she changed her mind and became a judge in 2012.

Beyonce also spoke years ago about who many felt was Rihanna when she said people don’t make full albums anymore, that they just put out singles until they fade out and then go put out another… and this had to have been 10 years ago so this is no new complaint within the industry,

Back in July T-Pain had another rant on Twitch about all the unoriginal music he receives saying, “You know when your shit sounds like somebody else’s shit,” he begins. “You’re making it because you’re in the studio like, ‘What’s the number one record now? We need to make another one of those.’ Stop doing that! Stop! You’re not original! Give me some original shit!

Are you seriously telling me that you sat here watch me tell a bitch to eat a dick and you thought that wasn’t original? Are you seriously sitting here telling me ‘eat a dick’ is the bad part of music? Stop!! Just fucking do something else! God damn it! Do some different music!”

Do you think T-Pain has a point about artists caring more about being famous than making quality music?