By: Hayden Cordova | Lifestyle Editor
On Oct. 24, T-Pain performed live at the Mitchell Center for Homecoming Week festivities. Open to the public and with special discounts offered for South students, a large crowd of avid fans stretched out from the front entrance, eagerly awaiting the famous rap artist.
As a rapper and record producer, T-Pain has multiple chart-topping hits, as well as two Grammy Awards. His reputation of using auto-tune in his songs to produce a distinct sound profile popularized its use by other artists and solidified him as an influential musician.
Despite a slight delay in the performance time, fans still maintained their enthusiasm as they entered the Mitchell Center, spreading into the stadium and lining the front of the stage to get close to the action. T-Pain’s performance was preceded by rap and R/B artist Kelzhaunne, who warmed up the crowd before the main event.
Volunteering with Jaguar Productions to help backstage was Laura Washington, who expressed her eagerness for T-Pain’s performance.
“I’ve been listening to T-Pain since I was a kid,” said Washington, “and I’m really excited to be hearing his music live and behind the scenes as well.”
As Homecoming Week drew closer to its end, T-Pain’s presence served as an entertaining addition to the festivities, as well as a way to bring South students together to celebrate Jag spirit.