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Be Our Guest: T-Pain

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Rapper turned singer T-Pain has a handful of albums to his name, and has lent his talents to dozens of recordings, including Grammy-winning singles with Kanye West and Jamie Foxx.

But perhaps his biggest contribution to pop culture was popularizing auto-tune by using it on a ton of chart-topping tracks. A multi-faceted artist who also acts and produces, T-Pain recently cut off his trademark dreadlocks, dropped a new album, Stoicville: The Phoenix, and has made several comments about reinventing himself. Time will tell what he has in store.

INFO: 9 p.m. Saturday, June 7. Catalyst, 1011 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz. $30/adv, $35/door. 423.1338. WANT TO GO? Go to santacruz.com/giveaways before 11 a.m. on Friday, May 23, to find out how you could win a pair of tickets to the show.

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