Rappa Ternt Sanga is the debut studio album by American rapper and singer T-Pain, it was released on December 6, 2005. The title is an eye dialect of the phrase "rapper turned singer."

Rappa Ternt Sanga
Studio album by
ReleasedDecember 6, 2005
LabelKonvict, Jive, Zomba
ProducerAkon (also exec.), Abou "Bu" Thiam (exec.), T-Pain, The Mad Violinist, Jai
T-Pain chronology
Rappa Ternt Sanga
Singles from Rappa Ternt Sanga
  1. "I'm Sprung"
    Released: August 16, 2005
  2. "I'm 'n Luv (Wit a Stripper)"
    Released: December 13, 2005

One of the leftover tracks from the album was, titled "You and Me"; which is the original version of "I Can't Wait" by Akon.[1] The remix to "Studio Luv" was made featuring Lil Wayne. The remix to "Dance Floor" was made featuring Pitbull.

Critical reception edit

Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic     [2]
Rolling Stone     [4]

Andy Kellman of AllMusic stated that "Had there been limited use of studio tricks and more guidance, Rappa Ternt Sanga would've been a more-than-respectable debut.[5] Christian Hoard of Rolling Stone said that "Rappa Ternt Sanga too often drifts into loverman tedium, but a handful of slower cuts are saved by T-Pain's R. Kelly-worthy gift for not holding back".[6]

Commercial performance edit

Rappa Ternt Sanga debuted at number 40 on the US Billboard 200 chart, selling 47,000 copies in the first week.[7] In its second week, the album fell to number 94 on the chart.[8] Over the following weeks the album eventually climbed to its peak at number 33 on the chart.[9] On March 9, 2006, the album was certified gold for shipments of over 500,000 copies in the United States.[10]

The album spawned two top 10 singles on the US Billboard Hot 100 with "I'm Sprung" and "I'm 'n Luv (Wit a Stripper)", which peaked at number eight and number five respectively.

Track listing edit

Credits adapted from the album's liner notes.[11]

1."Rappa Ternt Sanga (Intro)"Faheem NajmT-Pain1:48
2."I'm Sprung"NajmT-Pain3:51
3."I'm N Luv (Wit a Stripper)" (featuring Mike Jones)NajmT-Pain4:25
4."Studio Luv"
  • Najm
  • Mickey Wright Jr.
5."U Got Me" (featuring Akon)Aliaune Thiam3:35
6."Let's Get It On"NajmT-Pain3:52
7."Como Estas" (featuring Taino)NajmT-Pain3:34
8."Have It" (Interlude)NajmT-Pain3:16
9."Fly Away"
  • Najm
  • Yakubu Izuagbe
Yakubu "Jai" Izuagbe3:55
10."Going Thru a Lot" (featuring Bone Crusher)T-Pain4:28
11."Say It"NajmT-Pain4:00
12."Dance Floor" (featuring Tay Dizm)NajmT-Pain5:09
13."Ur Not the Same" (featuring Akon)
  • Najm
  • Thiam
14."My Place"NajmT-Pain3:40
15."Blow Ya Mind"NajmT-Pain4:16
16."Ridge Road"NajmT-Pain4:34
17."I'm Hi" (featuring Styles P)
Ashanti "The Mad Violinist" Floyd4:37
18."I'm Sprung 2" (featuring Trick Daddy & YoungBloodZ)NajmT-Pain4:20
19."Real Good Muzik"NajmT-Pain3:53
Total length:74:07
Australian version
20."I'm Sprung (UK Remix)" (featuring Dizzee Rascal)NajmT-Pain4:44
21."I'm N Luv (Wit' a Stripper) 2 "Tha Remix" (featuring R. Kelly, Pimp C, Too $hort, MJG, Twista & Paul Wall)NajmT-Pain6:04
Additional remixes
22."Dance Floor (Remix)" (featuring Pitbull)Najm, PerezT-Pain3:38

Charts edit

Certifications edit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[18] Gold 500,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

References edit

  1. ^ Top Music Charts – Hot 100 – Billboard 200 – Music Genre Sales
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ RapReviews review
  4. ^ Rolling Stone review
  5. ^ Allmusic review
  6. ^ Rolling Stone review
  7. ^ Hasty, Katie (June 13, 2007). "T-Pain Soars To No. 1 Ahead Of Rihanna, McCartney". Billboard. Retrieved March 24, 2013.
  8. ^ "Billboard 200 - December 31, 2005".
  9. ^ "Billboard 200 - March 11, 2006".
  10. ^ "RIAA Certifications - T-Pain".
  11. ^ Rappa Ternt Sanga (booklet). Konvict, Jive, Zomba. 2005.
  12. ^ registration from BMI & UMPG YOU GOT ME Lawson & Thiam JG6505 T-912.285.218-0
  13. ^ "T-PAINのCDアルバムランキング、T-PAINのプロフィールならオリコン芸能人事典-ORICON STYLE". Oricon.co.jp. Retrieved 2013-04-27.
  14. ^ "T-Pain Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved May 21, 2015.
  15. ^ "T-Pain Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved May 21, 2015.
  16. ^ "Billboard 200 Albums – Year-End 2006". Billboard. Retrieved December 5, 2018.
  17. ^ "Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums – Year-End 2006". Billboard. Retrieved December 5, 2018.
  18. ^ "American album certifications – T-Pain – Rappa Ternt Sanga". Recording Industry Association of America.