It’s almost frightening how far his stock has plummeted in recent years. Between 2006 and 2009, himself and Akon were essentially untouchable as far as popular hooks and singles went, going so far as saying between them they wanted their names on every single in the charts.
Now? Pain’s reduced to releasing tapes with very minimal buzz attached, thanks to both the passing of the Autotune phase he pioneered, and his decision to rap more frequently. The last I heard, Stoic was meant to be his next album but here we are recieving the entire 22 tracks for free, and in truth I hope there’s some quality on here as there’s always a time and place for a little mainstream R&B. Can he recover his golden touch? Grab the tape below for the answer.