Producer: T-Pain
Album: Epiphany

After 3 years of watching Atlanta's underground "snap music" scene rise from gritty clubs to dominate black radio, T-Pain took the genre's minimalist aesthetic to the top of the pop charts in 2007 with this clever distillation. A shrewd mash up of multiple southern rap dances and quoteables ("Walk it Out", "Snap Yo Fingers"), "Buy U A Drank" electrified dance clubs and turned T-Pain's syrupy auto-tune swagger into a cultural force that inspired rappers like Lil Wayne and Kanye West to try their hand at singing, challenging the rigid definitions of black music.