Thr33 Ringz [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - David Jeffries
Hated on for his over-the-top appearance, his constant use of the electronic Auto-Tune voice filter, plus guest shots on maybe 30-percent of the R&B or hip-hop singles released during the years 2007/2008, T-Pain is the full package in a sidekick's disguise. Like a garish version of his label boss Akon, he's a singer/songwriter/producer who doesn't evolve much over this avalanche of releases and guest shots, but Thr33 Ringz proves he's much more aware of his limitations. First, there's the long guest list here, featuring high-power names like Lil Wayne, T.I., Kanye West, and Akon himself. Then, there's the album's concept, which finds a series of perfectly polished ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - David Jeffries
Hated on for his over-the-top appearance, his constant use of the electronic Auto-Tune voice filter, plus guest shots on maybe 30-percent of the R&B or hip-hop singles released during the years 2007/2008, T-Pain is the full package in a sidekick's disguise. Like a garish version of his label boss Akon, he's a singer/songwriter/producer who doesn't evolve much over this avalanche of releases and guest shots, but Thr33 Ringz proves he's much more aware of his limitations. First, there's the long guest list here, featuring high-power names like Lil Wayne, T.I., Kanye West, and Akon himself. Then, there's the album's concept, which finds a series of perfectly polished and unsurprising numbers held together by a circus theme, allowing T-Pain to exploit his "Ringleader Man" persona; hyping every act and stunt while pacing the parade for maximum impact. Three tracks in and Ludacris appears on the good-timing "Chopped N Skrewed" where the Southern style of remixing is mimicked with Luda's excellent sense of humor. The futuristic highlight "Blowing Up" finds Ciara seducing T-Pain with quirky references to techno and electronica plus a rock-solid hook. Shame that the ringleader's weird way of rhyming "mansion" and "Wisconsin" is the high point of "Can't Believe It" since guest star Lil Wayne seems on autopilot. Wait 'til the break-up song "Therapy" and you'll get two Wayne-style lines to choose from with T-Pain offering "1234/Get the hell up out my door/5678/I don't need your sex I'll masturbate" while guest Kanye West gives up "You too much pressure doll/You gonna raise my cholesterol." There's no big finish and Akon's dream of turning "every bullet to a Hershey's Kiss" so we can "eat away our fears" is just one example of why "Change" is awful, but this is an otherwise entertaining example of the gimmick-filled R&B/hip-hop album done right.
Entertainment Weekly
On Thr33 Ringz, more than ever, that robotic voice is just part of an effort to reconcile cold technology and warm soul. [B] Simon Vozick-Levinson
New York Daily News - Jim Farber
The king of ring tones, and czar of gimmick hits, follows up his last smash with more singles-chart bait.

The king of ring tones, and czar of gimmick hits, follows up his last smash with more singles-chart bait.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/11/2008
  • Label: Jive
  • UPC: 886973163023
  • Catalog Number: 731630
  • Sales rank: 14,814

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Welcome to Thr33 Ringz Intro (2:27)
  2. 2 Ringleader Man (2:54)
  3. 3 Chopped N Skrewed (4:21)
  4. 4 Take a Ride (Skit) (1:45)
  5. 5 Freeze (3:36)
  6. 6 Blowing Up (3:24)
  7. 7 Can't Believe It (4:33)
  8. 8 It Ain't Me (3:45)
  9. 9 Feed the Lions (Skit) (1:28)
  10. 10 Therapy (3:34)
  11. 11 Long Lap Dance (4:36)
  12. 12 Reality Show - Jay Lyriq (5:27)
  13. 13 Keep Going (2:14)
  14. 14 Superstar Lady - Young Cash (3:17)
  15. 15 Change (5:10)
  16. 16 Digital - Tay Dizm (3:14)
  17. 17 Karaoke (4:48)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
T-Pain Primary Artist
Francesco Romano Guitar
Johnnie "Smurf" Smith Keyboards
Technical Credits
Mary J. Blige Composer
Joe Gonzalez Engineer
Wayne Kirkpatrick Composer
Tommy Sims Composer
Ed Tuton Engineer
Francesco Romano Composer
Andrew Dawson Engineer
Kanye West Composer
Musiq (Soulchild) Composer
Vlado Meller Mastering
Jeff Gilligan Art Direction
Raheem DeVaughn Composer
David Balfour Composer
Johnnie "Smurf" Smith Composer
Javier Valverde Engineer
Aliaune "Akon" Thiam Composer
Robert Marks Engineer
T-Pain Composer
Bu Thiam Executive Producer
Mark "Exit" Goodchild Engineer
Nick Weidenfeld Art Direction
Jamil "Face" Johnson Engineer
Michael Blumstein Executive Producer
Rocco Valdes Composer
Joe Peluso Engineer
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