Once he opens his mouth , singer T Pain sounds as if he's just finished swallowing a satellite antenna and 2 fat gerbils . Let's call it a freaky Akon salute, to put it respectfully. He's up to his usual baffling brilliance on "Buy U a Drank (Shawty Snappin)” featuring an optional Yung Joc. Over frozen synthesized snaps, he introduces himself as the pesky guy who (usually) ends up spilling his drink on a angry female, "what's your name/ let me talk to you /let me buy you A Drink / I'm T-Pain, you know me”. Weirdly, even a bachelor like himself needs to quiz his lady on the privilege of understanding economics ("I got money in the Bank / shawty what you think ‘bout that”). No worries, the alcohol-stained charm will get to you first. - Rodney Dugue

Listen to T-Pain's "Buy U A Drank (Shawty Snappin)"