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Exclusive Video: T-Pain Sings His Hit Song 'I'm Sprung' Sans Auto-Tune Backstage at 'Larry King Now'

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 Ora.TV/ Clayton Pritchard

Since the mid-2000s, R&B singer, rapper and record producer T-Pain (born Faheem Rasheed Najm), has been a pop innovator through his use of Auto-Tune.

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But last month, he proved his voice doesn't need any technological help when he performed "Buy U a Drank (Shawty Snappin')", "Up Down (Do This All Day)" and "Drankin' Patna" without any synthesized distortions or elaborate embellishments during one of NPR's Tiny Desk Concerts.

Well, T-Pain's at it again. Following an extremely revealing interview for the Emmy-nominated series Larry King Now (which will air Tuesday, Dec. 2nd at 5pm ET on www.ora.tv), T-Pain indulged the talk-show staff by singing an a cappella version of "I'm Sprung," from his 2005 debut album, Rappa Ternt Sanga, in the show's green room. Billboard has the exclusive clip of his performance. Watch it below:   

One of the show's producers, Scott Stenholm, tells Billboard that he had originally wanted Pain to sing "Let It Go" from Disney's animated film Frozen but instead suggested he do one of his own songs. "He was happy to," Stenholm explains.

T-Pain Performs Eye-Opening NPR Tiny Desk Concert 

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The Larry King Now camp also gave Billboard a sneak peek of the talk-show host's interview with the singer by stating, "T-Pain spoke honestly about his very emotional new music video "Intro ‘Stoicville'", his history with depression and abusing alcohol, the troubles that have plagued his friend Chris Brown, and his confusion over the rise of EDM DJs."

T-Pain's next album, Stoicville: The Phoenix, is due out in 2015.

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