Rappa Ternt Sanga

Rappa Ternt Sanga is the debut studio album by American R&B 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
T-Pain - Rappa Ternt Sanga.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedDecember 6, 2005
Recorded2004–05
GenreR&B
Length71:14
LabelKonvict, Jive, Zomba
ProducerAkon (also exec.), Abou "Bu" Thiam (exec.), T-Pain, The Mad Violinist, Jai
T-Pain chronology
Rappa Ternt Sanga
(2005)
Epiphany
(2007)
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 receptionEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic     [2]
RapReviews6.5/10[3]
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 performanceEdit

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 listingEdit

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

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
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.
T-Pain3:37
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
T-Pain4:17
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
Total length:71:14
Australian version
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
18."I'm Sprung (UK Remix)" (featuring Dizzee Rascal)NajmT-Pain4:44
19."I'm N Luv (Wit' a Stripper) 2 "Tha Remix" (featuring R. Kelly, Pimp C, Too $hort, MJG, Twista & Paul Wall)NajmT-Pain6:04

ChartsEdit

CertificationsEdit

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

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

ReferencesEdit

  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.