This is a new segment I’m going to try out on Saturday mornings where I pose a question that has really been itching my brain from the past week. Will these be any life changing or Earth altering thoughts? Probably not, but you should still read anyway and discuss amongst friends at brunch or whatever the fuck you’re doing with your Saturdays.
If you listen to “The Drive At 5” at all on 101.1 The Wiz at all, you’ll know that for the past few months they’ve been doing versus matchups as part of their Throwback Thursday series. Yesterday afternoon the first segment pitted T-Pain against Future. Hardly a Biggie/Pac battle I know, but that set was straight FIRE. Maybe I was just out of it after listening to boss yap about God knows what for 8 straight hours, but I had legitimately forgotten how many hits there are between those two. T-Pain basically had at least one smash hit on the radio from like 2006-2010 and practically invented the whole autotune thing, but Future pretty much owns the radio waves right now. Like if you pulled up my Spotify queue it’s literally been nothing but DS2 for like the past 3 weeks straight. I was surprised how split folks were on the whole T-Pain vs. Future debate. I figured Pain would win in a landslide just because he paved the way with all those fire jams from back in the day, but #FutureHive was out in full force. I think the answer to this question is a simple one. If you’re over the age of 21, then T-Pain is your guy. His tunes were probably part of the soundtrack to your high school and college days. If you’re a youngin’ under the age of 21, do you even know who T-Pain is? My guess is probably not, in which case Future is gonna be your pick by default because why would you go with the robot sounding old man in white Oakley shades and a Bootsy Collins top hat?
So who ya got? T-Pain or Future?