T-Pain, "Thr33 Ringz"
So what's the difference between T-Pain the guest and T-Pain the featured artist on "Thr33 Ringz?" Not much, but that's OK, thanks to a winning mix of humor and sincerity. "I don't need your sex/I'll masturbate," he sniffs on the Kanye West-featuring "Therapy," while "Chopped & Skrewed" is a comic tale of being hoodwinked by a woman.
But there's more substance here than on past albums, particularly on the Eric Clapton-sampling "Change," and T-Pain seems comfortable leaning in a poppier direction on tracks like "Can't Believe It" featuring Wayne.
"Thr33 Ringz" follows 2007's "Epiphany," which has sold 843,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.