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Last year, T-Pain recorded the most popular Tiny Desk Concert in NPR history, accompanied by a lone keyboard player and joking that his Auto-Tune had been surgically inserted."Buy U a Drank" unplugged turned out to be a smash with NPR listeners.To commemorate the 10-year anniversary of T-Pain's debut album and the one-year anniversary of his appearance, NPR invited him back last week for a command performance."I'm 'n Luv (Wit a Stripper)" didn't make the cut either time.Just five months after "I'm 'n Luv" was released, Billboard ran a cover story on the importance of the strip club to breaking new artists.Another five months later, the wider world was introduced to Fat Joe and Lil Wayne's "Make It Rain".When it comes to popular music, an art form whose entire existence depends on the unanticipated applications of new technologies, drawing the line at a particular effect is a mental feat.It resembles nothing so much as a strip club customer who goes on a tirade about how much he dislikes surgically augmented bodies even though he would not for one second stand for a woman who decided to leave her body hair in its authentic state.
"I'm 'n Luv" lacks the condescension in those—"Just cause she dances go-go/ It don't make her a ho, no." "I don't mind if you dance on a pole/ That don't make you a ho." Oh, thanks, that's awfully big of you, fellas.T-Pain never used the device to make his voice sound unrealistically perfect.He used it to screw it up and make it do what the human voice technically could not.T-Pain's journey from strip club bard to NPR favorite started with the release of "I'm 'n Luv (Wit a Stripper)" on December 13, 2005.What first seemed like a sweetly risqué novelty hit that was too racy for airplay—radio settled for "I'm 'n Luv (Wit a Dancer)"—it did quite a bit of work.