I’ve been thinking about this for a few days now, so I figured I might as well talk about it here. What is it about T-Pain that makes him so underrated? Does the music industry have something against him? Is it because other artists are doing something he is not? Is it because he does everything in his music himself & doesn’t need anyone else’s help to be successful? Could he be going through the same thing I was going through in middle/high school? I was the successful, honor roll, 4.0 student in school. I was also the nicest & quietest student throughout the whole school. Never got into a fight. Never hurt anyone. Never said anything disrespectful to anyone. Yet, majority of the students hated me. I didn’t know why at first, but later on, I realized that they probably hated me because I could get really good grades on my work without anyone’s help or working in a group, unlike the other students. Could T-Pain be going through that? Is it because people envy him for being able to do everything himself & still be successful? Is it because he’s different than most artists in the industry, by his looks, persona, etc.? I would say it’s because he uses Auto-Tune, but other artists can use Auto-Tune the same way he does & not even receive HALF of the flack that he gets for using it. So, there definitely has to be some other factors other than Auto-Tune that play into why he’s underrated. I guess I’m saying this because I just hate to see so much of his talent go unnoticed for whatever reason it may be. I’m just sick & tired of seeing videos where he sings or raps really well without Auto-Tune & the views on the videos are either low or people are using stupid excuses to discredit it, like “He’s gotten singing lessons” or “He’s lip synching” or “He’s just using Auto-Tune the ‘silent’ way”. I just want to know why he’s so underrated. What do you guys think?