News: T-Pain Announces Music Strike, "I'm Not Dropping No More New Singles"
Wednesday, Jun 16, 2010 10:43PM
Grammy-winning singer T-Pain has decided to launch a strike against music-making by announcing plans to stop releasing new records until album sales increase.
Pain suggests all artists should consider putting their music on hold until consumers provide a stronger demand.
"I got the mastered version of my [RevolveR] album in my car right now. But I'm not bringing my album out until these artists start selling records again, 'cause ain't nobody selling records unless you Susan Boyle," T-Pain said in an interview. "I'm not doing nothing. I'm not bringing out no album, not dropping no more new singles until people start selling records again, and that's the approach I think everybody should take unless you Susan Boyle or Miley Cyrus." (MTV)
Last March, Pain talked about not getting proper credit for his creativity.
"It's definitely something different for me," Pain said in an interview about his new release. "It's something new that I haven't really touched. I went more towards what I've been trying to do, and figured people wouldn't accept yet. I mean it's kinda hard for people to accept what I'm doing you know what I'm saying? I don't know why. If I do a song, and then somebody else does the exact same song, [critics] like the other person's song before mine's for some reason, I have no idea why. It's been that way for a long time." (The Boom Box)
Based on a Pain interview from early March, his Revolver album was set to drop in April.
T-Pain also shed some light on the progress of his latest album "RevolveR," commenting that physical recording wrapped up last Wednesday (March 3) and that the project was now in its mixing and mastering phase. The album, T-Pain says, should be out some time in April. (Billboard)
He currently oversees the operations of Nappy Boy Entertainment.
"Nappy Boy, it's 2000-and-win we're in right now, we're making the movement known, doing it quietly," Pain said in an interview. "Letting everybody know when we come it's gonna be a big blast, it ain't gonna be like, 'Oh they hot, oh they're getting even hotter,' it ain't gonna be like that, it's gonna be like 'Wow, they super hot!' Nappy Boy Digital is a digital company, basically based on the Internet, it's on iTunes and not really a physical company, you know what I'm saying? A lot of people are pressing up all these CDs and pressing up all these extra jewel cases and the inserts and and all that stuff and then everybody's buying the stuff on the Internet so it's not making them any money, they losing money, so, Nappy Boy Digital is my digital company, it's all Internet and that's just how we go." (Access Vibe)
Check out a recent T-Pain interview below: