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It’s a busy time for T-Pain, as he celebrates the 10-year anniversary of his sometimes overlooked, but quite influential debut album, Rappa Ternt Sanga, and prepares his first LP in four years, Stoicville.

In an interview with Billboard celebrating the benchmark, Pain reveals that he feels Kanye West‘s groundbreaking 808’s & Heartbreak album, known as one of the most influential albums of the 21st century and the LP that birthed sonic landscape that’s afforded guys like Drake, Kid Cudi, Wale and more a lane to thrive in, is a direct copy of Rappa Ternt Sanga. Pain goes on to clarify that he’s not trying to diss ‘Ye, and reminds Billboard that Kanye admitted that RTS was part of his listening palette as he created the album, but definitely feels that his debut was “directly copied.”

You can read the full interview here, and get ready for Stoicville, which is hopefully dropping soon.

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