6/30/1985, Tallahasee, Florida, USA

Birth Name

Faheem Rasheed Najm



Also Known As

TP, Teddy, Tallahassee Hero, Teddy Pain, Tallahassee Pain, Nappy boy, Teddy Verseti, Teddy Penderazdoun
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T-Pain is a R&B singer. He is known for using an autotune in his music, which makes him sound better. You guys may know him for his hit songs "I'm Sprung", "I'm In Luv Wit A Stripper", "Bartender", and "Buy U A Drank". He is Muslim and has…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • He is featued in the song Migrate by Mariah Carey.

    • He had the song I'm Sprung ghostwritten for a girl named Amber who he later married.

    • In the Grammy Awards 2008, T-Pain was nominated for "Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group (Bartender)" and "Best Rap Song (Good Life). He was also nominated for "Best Rap/Sung Collaboration (Good Life) and "Best Rap/Sung Collaboration (Kiss Kiss).

    • T-Pain is noted for using a vocoder in his singing.

    • T-Pain was nominated in the American Music Awards 2007 in "Favorite Male Artist."

    • In 2002, he founded his own label, Hard & B, and soon caught the spotlight as a solo artist when his song I'm F*****d Up, a reworked version of Akon's Locked Up. Akon noticed the song, and signed him to his label, Konvict Musik.

    • T-Pain's featured songs:
      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: "Shawty" (Plies featuring T-Pain) 2007: "Baby Don't Go" (Fabolous featuring T-Pain) 2008: "Migrate" (Mariah Carey featuring T-Pain")
      2007: "Cyclone" (Baby Bash featuring T-Pain) 2007: "I'm So Hood" (DJ Khaled featuring Trick Daddy, Rick Ross, Plies, & T-Pain) 2007: "Kiss Kiss" (Chris Brown featuring T-Pain) 2007: "Good Life" (Kanye West featuring T-Pain) 2007: "Low" (Flo-Rida featuring T-Pain) 2007: "Who The F*** Is That (Dolla song)" (Dolla featuring T-Pain, Akon)

    • His labels are Konvict Muzik, Jive, and Nappy Boy.

    • He's been in the music business since 2002.

    • His song style is hip-hop, crunk, R&B, and snap.

    • T-Pain plans to release an album named,No Love Without Pain, on the summer of 2009.

    • T-Pain has many solo singles such as I'm Sprung, I'm N Luv (Wit A Stripper) (featuring Mike Jones), Studio Luv, Buy U a Drank (Shawty Snappin') (featuring Yung Joc), Bartender (featuring Akon), and "Church".

    • T-Pain has a new website coming soon called, www.nappyboyent.net.

    • T-Pain can play keyboard, guitar, Logic Studio, GarageBand.

    • T-Pain has done many associated acts with music artists such as Akon, Chris Brown, Plies, Huey, Bow Wow, Kanye West, Yung Joc, Flo-Rida, Baby Bash, and R.Kelly.

    • After going solo from his group,Nappy Headz, he was recognized by Akon.

    • He began creating beats, writing and producing his own music at the age of 10.

    • In the 2007 Ozone Music Awards, T-Pain got two awards for "Best Male R&B Artist" and "Best Rap/R&B Collaboration" with Plies (Shawty).

    • T-Pain's debut album, Rappa Ternt Sagga, was released on November 6, 2005, under Konvict Music.

    • He was born to entrepreneur Muslim parents, Shasheem Najm and Aliyah Najm.

    • He has his own music label named "Nappy Boy". It already has several artists signed.

    • He was featured in Bow Wow's song, Outta My System.

    • His sisters names are Ke'Ke Najm and A'pril Najm.

    • T-Pain is known for his nappy hair.

    • T-Pain lyrically flashes upon the many ways youths try to kill themselves.

    • T-Pain was featured in Chris Brown's song, Kiss Kiss.

    • T-Pain released two albums, Rappa Ternt Sagga in 2005 and Epiphany in 2007.Epiphany debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 with about 171,000 copies sold in the first week.

    • T-Pain won the 2007 Vibe Music Awards for Best R&B Artist and Best Collaboration. He was also nominated twice for "Best R&B Artist" and "Best Collaboration (Buy U A Drank(Shawty Snappin)").

    • T-Pain won the MTV Video Music Award for 2007 Monster Single of the Year with his hit song, Buy U A Drank.

    • T-Pain graduated from James S. Rickards High School.

    • When T-Pain was 10, he reworked his bedroom with a keyboard, beat machine and four track recorder.

    • T-Pain has a Myspace page.

    • T-Pain also goes by the name Tallahassee Pain.

    • T-Pain's hit song, Buy U A Drank features hit rapper, Yung Joc.

    • T-Pain also goes by the name, Teddy Pain.

    • T-Pain is featured in Plies' song, Shawty.

    • Before becoming a singer, T-Pain was in a Tallahasee rap group called Nappy Headz.

  • Quotes

    • T-Pain: For me, soul music is about love, and it's that kind of warmth that I want to bring back to the music.

    • T-Pain: I was also impressed when I was in Brixton, and the club was filled with Black people and not one fight broke out. Where I come from, folks fighting inside the spot is a regular thing.

    • T-Pain: I loved being in London, because overseas it seemed that people were taking different kinds of risks with their records.

    • T-Pain: I just got tired of turning on the radio and everything just sounding the same. I know it might sound corny, but I wanted to try and make something different.

  • T-Pain Rox!!

    Man, I lov T-Pain's music! HE makes REALLY Good songs!! I love his songs Buy U A Drank, Church, I'm Sprung, I'm In Luv (Wit A Stripper), Bratender and a lot more of his songs!! He also does a great job in other songs by other artsts. Like in Plies' song, "Shawty", "Kiss Kiss" with Chris Brown, "Cyclone", by Baby Bash, "Low" by Flo Rida, "Baby Don't Go" wit Fabolous, and a lot of other songs. T-Pain makes really good songs. I love listening to his music. He has a unique voice. I am looking foward to hearing more of his songs.moreless