When we first read a bunch of headlines like, “T-Pain Delivers Killer Version Of The National Anthem—Without Auto—Tune!” we completely thought they were sarcastic. Call us cynical. I mean, this is a dude who built a name for himself by deliberately f-king up (technical term) his voice with a host of technological modifications. Clearly he can’t actually sing, right?
We clicked the link, bracing ourselves for another celebrity train-wreck crashing headfirst into the good ol’ “Star Spangled Banner.” But we were definitely not prepared for the video you see above.
T-Pain took to the field before a Giants-Dodgers game a couple years ago and belted with the best of ’em. “He sounds like Aaron Neville,” writes one anonymous commenter—and they’re right. No silly hats, no long hair, and no vocal effects. Just a dude with an incredible voice that needs to be heard to be believed.
Let’s hear your real voice, bruh!