In 2005, a distinct R&B singer took a piece of audio software, his incredibly buttery voice, and a whole bunch of attitude, and became one of the mid-aughts biggest pop stars; so big, Jay-Z made a song about trying to kill him off. In 2007, that singer released his masterpiece, an album that entered the charts at No. 1, spawned multiple hit singles, and cemented Auto-Tune’s place in music history, the singer’s impact on the way music has sounded since undebatable. That album has woefully never been released on vinyl.
The singer, of course, is T-Pain, and the album is Epiphany, his 2007 album featuring hits like “Buy U a Drank (Shawty Snappin’),” “Bartender,” and “Church.” The album was never released on vinyl, until Vinyl Me, Please came along, and today, we released the first vinyl edition of the album. Coming on red 180gram vinyl, and 2LP, you can get the album right here, right now. We expect the album to ship by mid-March.
In the meantime, you can re-listen to Epiphany below. And seriously: This album changed modern music in ways we’re still dealing with. Respect the greatness: