T-Pain (born Faheem Najim in Tallahassee, Florida in 1985) is an American hip-hop and R&B singer.
Faheem was born in Tallahassee to entrepreneur Muslim parents. At the age of ten, Faheem reworked his bedroom into a small studio with a Keyboard, beat machine and four track recorder, and began composing music.
Prior to becoming a solo singer, Faheem was part of the Tallahassee rap group Nappy Headz. They had mild success with local hits such as "Cotti" and "FLA BOYZ". This allowed T-Pain to jumpstart his career as a solo artist. In 2002 he founded his own label, Hard & B. and soon caught the spotlight as a solo artist when his song "Fucked Up", a reworked version of Akon's "Locked Up", gained popularity in the region. Akon noticed the song and signed T-Pain to his newly formed Konvict Music record label. T-Pain released his solo debut single, "I'm Sprung", in August 2005. His debut album, Rappa Ternt Sanga, was released on November 6, 2005, under Konvict Music. Hit singles "I'm Sprung" and "I'm N Luv (Wit A Stripper)" spawned official remixes titled "I'm Sprung 2" with Trick Daddy and YoungBloodZ, and "I'm N Luv (Wit A Stripper), The Remix" with Twista, Pimp C, Paul Wall, R. Kelly, MJG and Too $hort. He is featured on E-40's 2006 summer hit single U and Dat along with Kandi Girl, which was produced by Lil Jon.
He has released a song for MySpace lovers, called "What's Your Myspace" featuring Tay Dizm. He released a song with Florida Artist J-Shin, called "Send Me An E-Mail". The video for the song was co-directed by T-Pain and fellow Floridian filmmaker JOKES and co-starred "MySpace Queen" Tila Tequila. His new single is "Buy U a Drank (Shawty Snappin')" featuring Yung Joc, which he produced for his upcoming album Epiphany. The video for "Buy U a Drank (Shawty Snappin')" was released April 9th. It contains cameos by Jay-Z, Huey, Shawnna, and E-40.
* 2005: "I'm Sprung"
* 2006: "I'm N Luv (Wit A Stripper)" (featuring Mike Jones)
* 2006: "Studio Luv"
* 2007: "Buy U a Drank (Shawty Snappin')" (featuring Yung Joc)
* 2007: "Bartender" (featuring Akon)
* 2006: "U and Dat" (E-40 featuring T-Pain & Kandi Girl)
* 2007: "I'm a Flirt (Remix)" (R. Kelly featuring T.I. & T-Pain)
* 2007: "Outta My System" (Bow Wow featuring T-Pain)
* 2007: "Know What I'm Doin'" (Birdman & Lil Wayne featuring Rick Ross & T-Pain)
* 2007: "Cats Be Clownin'" (C.C. featuring T-Pain)
T-Pain's music is best be pigeonholed as R&B, with both his musical style and lyrical topics placing him firmly in the mainstream with the traditional platforms of the genre. T-Pain's lyrics are often revolve around strippers and other common aspects of the R&B scene, as is usual for many of the artist's colleagues, though his music has a harder edge than the standard smooth sound of most R&B artists. T-Pain also experiments with the now world-famous "Crunk&B" style of music made famous by artists such as Ciara and Ryan Taylor.
T-Pain has collaborated with other known producers for Britney Spears' upcoming album, due in 2007
* "Mr. Exclusive" (Southrn Class featuring T-Pain)
* "U And Dat" (E-40 featuring T-Pain & Kandi Girl)
* "On Bail" (Xzibit featuring The Game, Daz, & T-Pain)
* "Know What I'm Doin'" (Birdman & Lil Wayne featuring T-Pain & Rick Ross)
* "I Can't Wait" (Akon featuring T-Pain)
* "Sent Me An E-Mail" (J-Shin featuring T-Pain)
* "Outta My System" (Bow Wow featuring T-Pain)
* "Ball Out ($500)" (BlakJak featuring T-Pain)
* "Curious" (Lil Fizz featuring T-Pain)
* "Cutty Buddy" (Trillville featuring T-Pain)
* "Dance 4 Me" (T-Pain Remix) (Mark Morrison featuring T-Pain)
* "Go Girl" (Snoop Dogg featuring T-Pain & Ciara)
* "I'm A Flirt"(Remix) (R. Kelly featuring T-Pain & T.I.)
* "Flip The Game On Them" (Luv featuring T-Pain)
* "Shawty" (Plies featuring T-Pain)
* "Shawty 2" (Webbie featuring T-Pain)
* "Shawty 3" (Young Steff featuring T-Pain)
* "Studio 54" (J-Bo featuring T-Pain)
* "U Ain't Know" (Sean Paul featuring T-Pain)
* "Cyclone" (Baby Bash featuring T-Pain)
* "2 Step" (Remix) (Unk featuring T-Pain & Jim Jones, E-40)
* "Pop, Lock And Drop It (Remix)" (Huey featuring Bow Wow & T-Pain)
* "Who Is That" (Loon featuring T-Pain)
* "She Got It" (2 Pistols featuring T-Pain)
* "My Girl Gotta Girlfriend (Remix)" (T-Pain featuring Dizasta)
* "We Takin Over (Remix) (DJ Khaled featuring Akon, R.Kelly, T-Pain, Jacki-O, Remy Ma, Trina, Lil Wayne, Lil' Kim & Young Jeezy)
* "Runaway Love" (Remix) (Ludacris feat. T-Pain)
* "Ask for it" (Nivea featuring T-Pain)
* "Girlfriend" ( N.O.R.E. featuring T-Pain)
* "Good Life" (Kanye West featuring T-Pain)
* "Ride Out" (Tampa Tony featuring T-Pain)
* "What It's Like" (C.C. featuring T-Pain, Mack 10 & Shreddah) (produced by Shredda)