Epiphany [Clean Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - David Jeffries
From its title to its more poignant numbers, T-Pain's Epiphany wears the tag line "more mature album" proudly, which it is, sort of, half of the time. The singer, rapper, writer, producer, voicebox abuser, and favorite target of many hip-hop fans is one of the few who could put an effervescent ode to a jiggly stomach ("Some people like booty/And ain't nothing wrong with that/Ain't nothing more groovy/Than when that stomach moving") on an album that dare pimp the word "mature." "Stomach" is not an empowering anthem for thick women, and when the world "nut" appears as a verb, it's easy to remember R. Kelly and his juggling of the sublime and ridiculous. Problem is, T-Pain ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - David Jeffries
From its title to its more poignant numbers, T-Pain's Epiphany wears the tag line "more mature album" proudly, which it is, sort of, half of the time. The singer, rapper, writer, producer, voicebox abuser, and favorite target of many hip-hop fans is one of the few who could put an effervescent ode to a jiggly stomach ("Some people like booty/And ain't nothing wrong with that/Ain't nothing more groovy/Than when that stomach moving") on an album that dare pimp the word "mature." "Stomach" is not an empowering anthem for thick women, and when the world "nut" appears as a verb, it's easy to remember R. Kelly and his juggling of the sublime and ridiculous. Problem is, T-Pain has a long way to go before he gets anywhere close to Kels' "I Believe I Can Fly." Instead he's got a fat sack of "Thoia Thoing"s with hooks, slick sounds, and shameless lyrics along with the occasionally crafty production twist. Take the futuristic reggae number "Shottas" or the busy "Church," which dares the listener to hang onto its hectic beat. As far as "mature," there's a gripping interlude four tracks in, "I Got It" (the "it" being HIV), and then the ambitious "Suicide," which has more depth and feeling than expected. These vibrant touches and bold moments make the album worth pulling for, but T-Pain's ongoing issue with beating good ideas to death has now extended to just fair ideas. Three alcohol-based numbers, two of which are highlights ("Bartender" featuring Akon and "Buy U a Drank" with Yung Joc) and one that's just filler ("Tipsy"), could have been spread across three albums instead of dropped on one. Plus, Epiphany is overstuffed, with nothing that tops last album's "I'm N Luv (Wit a Stripper)," and the more mature side never quite gels with the irresponsible party side. All that said, T-Pain is still more misguided than mediocre, which keeps Epiphany from being a failure. [Epiphany was also made available in a clean version, with all explicit material removed.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/5/2007
  • Label: Jive
  • UPC: 886970883726
  • Catalog Number: 708837
  • Sales rank: 116,167

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Talahassee Love (2:04)
  2. 2 Church - Teddy Verseti (4:01)
  3. 3 Tipsy (3:09)
  4. 4 Show U How - Teddy Pain (3:14)
  5. 5 I Got It (1:54)
  6. 6 Suicide (2:58)
  7. 7 Bartender (3:58)
  8. 8 Backseat Action (3:39)
  9. 9 Put It Down - Teddy Verseti (3:40)
  10. 10 Time Machine (2:52)
  11. 11 Yo Stomach - Tay Dizm (4:18)
  12. 12 Buy U a Drank (Shawty Snappin') - Yung Joc (3:47)
  13. 13 69 - J Lyrio (3:25)
  14. 14 Reggae Night (1:37)
  15. 15 Shottas (3:14)
  16. 16 Right Hand (3:13)
  17. 17 Sounds Bad (5:06)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
T-Pain Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Bernie Grundman Mastering
Jeff Gilligan Art Direction
Aliaune "Akon" Thiam Executive Producer
T-Pain Composer
Bu Thiam Executive Producer
Brian "Big Bass" Gardner Mastering
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