17 Songs, 56 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Rappa Ternt Sanga was a pleasant, catchy introduction to T-Pain’s unusual talent, but his personality really blossomed on his sophomore offering, Epiphany. “Buy U a Drank” is an ingenious mixture of persuasive synths and doo-wop crooning, while “Bartender” is nimble storytelling set to a beat that seems to glide on glass. It’s refreshing to have an R&B singer who doesn’t take himself too seriously. T-Pain could waste a lot of time playing the irresistible gigolo, but instead he wisely endears himself to his listener with the preposterous come-ons of “Yo Stomach” and “69.” And regardless of how you respond to the way T-Pain addresses AIDS on “Suicide,” you have to respect the man for being bold with his ideas. T-Pain provides more than enough pop sugar to attract the masses, but at the same time he has developed a style that differentiates him from anything else in the pop music landscape.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Rappa Ternt Sanga was a pleasant, catchy introduction to T-Pain’s unusual talent, but his personality really blossomed on his sophomore offering, Epiphany. “Buy U a Drank” is an ingenious mixture of persuasive synths and doo-wop crooning, while “Bartender” is nimble storytelling set to a beat that seems to glide on glass. It’s refreshing to have an R&B singer who doesn’t take himself too seriously. T-Pain could waste a lot of time playing the irresistible gigolo, but instead he wisely endears himself to his listener with the preposterous come-ons of “Yo Stomach” and “69.” And regardless of how you respond to the way T-Pain addresses AIDS on “Suicide,” you have to respect the man for being bold with his ideas. T-Pain provides more than enough pop sugar to attract the masses, but at the same time he has developed a style that differentiates him from anything else in the pop music landscape.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.
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Ratings and Reviews

3.6 out of 5
119 Ratings

119 Ratings

T-Mac #1 ,

3.5 stars

Some songs are really good, but others are really dissapointing, especially with some of the language. He needs to stay more R&B. The best songs are (no order):
Church
Tipsy
Bartender
Backseat Action
Buy U A Drank
Right Hand
Sounds Bad

btaznpride ,

Epiphany-T-Pain

Debut album featured the hit "I'm Sprung" and now he serves Epiphany his sophomore effort.

Tallahassee Love: Reminiscent of "California Love" by 2Pac, Pain does a little rap, that's a welcoming intro. 3/5

Church: An upbeat track that has drums and "Rah!"s in between, as this album starter is really annoying. Pain doesn't even sing. Skipper. 1/5

Tipsy: A smooth groove that Pain does well on as he sings about getting drunk. Solid track. 3/5

Show U How: Upbeat, yet at the same time smooth, hook isn't bad. 3/5

Suicide: Wack track that just doesn't move you like it should. Skipper. 1/5

Bartender: Second radio smash, Pain got a little boring in the verses, hook isn't bad, Akon steals the show on his verse though. 4/5

Backseat Action: T-Pain's voice get's annoying on this drum filled love track. 2/5

Put It Down: Pain doesn't sing, Ray handles a nice hook. Average. 3/5

Time Machine: Smooth track that is boring in the verses, but it's the hook that takes you. I liked it. 3/5

Yo Stomach: Tay Dizm joins Pain to discuss sexy stomach's, average track. 3/5

Buy U A Drank (Shawty Snappin): Lead single, that I really liked, production was nicely done and Pain really blends with the track. Nice verse by Joc. 4/5

69: J Lyriq and Pain talk about doin a 69, it's just average nothing special. 3/5

Shottas: Skipper. Worst track of the album. 1/5

Right Hand: Smooth ballad that is nicely done. 4/5

Sounds Bad: Reflective track that is heartfelt and ends the album well. 3/5

T-Pain does okay on this, but I would get his first album instead. His vocoder is a gift (Buy U A Drank) and a curse (Shottas), when he blends with the production he sounds good, but other times it just doesn't fit. Average album.
Rating 6.5 out of 10

keya127 ,

AAAAHHHHHH! ME EARS! THE BURN!

seriously guys, bye u a drank is NOT good song. this is showing the decline of modern hip hop/rap. don't buy this stuff. thw album is crap compared to the other albums you can buy.

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