In fact, T-Pain was so forgotten that when I heard people saying he was coming to Abidjan, I couldn't remember a single song he'd released. All of that changed, as I sat with my room-mate in Abidjan traffic yesterday morning. The familiar beat of "Buy you a Drank" came on, and my French room-mate sat looking aghast, as I did the shoulder lean made popular by the song's music video so many years earlier. I got to the office, opened Itunes and found some of T-Pain's masterpieces: "I'm in Love with a Stripper" was the first song to come up.
For those of you unfamiliar with T-Pain's "I'm in Love with a Stripper", I've posted the video. It should help you decide whether or not you want to go see T-Pain in Abidjan on August 7th at the Hotel Ivoire.