Rapper NORE is applauding himself on his most recent achievement - persuading R+B singer T-Pain to record vocals without the use of a synthesiser. The Latino star encouraged T-Pain to drop his trademark sound in favour of more natural vocals for a collaboration on his forthcoming album Global Warming 11368. He says, "I think I got the first T-Pain record without him using the voice-box thing. The dude can actually sing without it. That's his trademark, so I guess he's sticking with it."