This reflective song finds T-Pain ditching the Auto-Tune as he raps about his life and career. The Florida native spares few details as he describes the trials and tribulations of being bullied as a child, his alcohol abuse and struggles in the music industry.
The same n---a that told me I had a hit Charged me 300 to put it off in his mix, Now suicide lookin' better than hittin' a lick 'Cause the whole time he knew that I was livin' out my whip
T-Pain described the song's purpose as "airing everything out and letting my past be the past and basically starting anew."
The song is the title track of T-Pain's fifth studio album. "Stoicville is where everybody is stoic-where nobody has emotions," explained T-Pain to The New Yorker. "You don't get s--t from anybody in Stoicville. That's the town for me. That's where I want to live."
Angus Young created the distinctive opening guitar part for "Thuderstruck" by playing with all the strings taped up, except the B. He learned the studio trick from his older brother George Young, who was the rhythm guitarist for The Easybeats.