T-Pain got famous the old fashioned way. He didn’t have the internet to help him along and the trend of overnight success is a shocking one for him.

Through the past 16 years, T-Pain has seen the music industry go through quite a change. This goes to how people get paid to how they get famous in the first place. The days of literally hitting the pavement to promote your shows was replaced by viral marketing and social media influence.

The rapper let it all out via a tweet where he addressed today’s artists. The point is that getting famous isn’t a huge feat anymore, but staying relevant like T-Pain has is the real key.

“The way that artists are starting to believe that momentary popularity is better than longevity is super disturbing and [I] really want y’all to think about the future and generational wealth. It’s bigger than right now. You got a lot of lives in your hands and a generation to start.”

T-Pain wasn’t coming down on every up-and-coming artist today, but he does hope the best for the future. If what he sees is in an indication of how the current generation will treat the future, it is a disturbing idea for him and he’s not alone in that feeling.

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H Jenkins

Years of experience in writing, journalism, and digging exclusive insider info for Ringside News opened the door for a new opportunity for Jenkins. With a history in finance, he broke into the journalism game by writing on blogs and other freelance websites before branching into sports and entertainment news. Being in tune with pop culture doesn't mean it has to make sense, but he tries. Favorite bands include any group from Seattle who formed between 1991 and 1999. 5 Ozzfests under his belt and 12 Warped Tours, but his last concert was a bluegrass AC/DC cover band that was not 100% terrible.

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