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T-Pain Recruits Lil Boosie for Meta ‘Up Down’ Remix

With apologies to Cher’s “Believe,” T-Pain is the godfather of the bubbly Auto-Tune warble that has become omnipresent thanks to successors like SPIN cover star Future. The Florida-born rappa ternt sanga has always managed to land savvy collaborations, too, whether Lil Wayne at the peak of Weezy fever or the Lonely Island last year. Also in 2013, as ‘Pain prepped a fifth album he has said will be called Stoicville: The Phoenix, he hooked up with zeitgeisty ratchet&b producer DJ Montay and Top 40-friendly rapper B.o.B. for slinky strip-club ode “Up Down.” This remix adds recently freed rapper Lil Boosie and Chris Brown chum Kid Ink. In the spirit of R. Kelly, The-Dream, or his own team-up with R. Kelly, T-Pain goes meta: “I ain’t even know they made a remix to it,” he croons. The original of “Up Down” is in the video above and you can hear the remix exclusively below:

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