Genres: R&B / Soul Urban
Decades: 2000s
Links: allmusic BBC Music page discogs IMDb lyrics lyrics lyrics myspace official homepage other databases secondhandsongs social network streaming music streaming music VIAF wikidata wikipedia


Faheem Najm, 30 June 1985, Tallahassee, Florida, USA. This former rapper turned singer-songwriter/producer enjoyed US success at the end of 2005 with the R&B/pop hit ‘I’m Sprung’. Najm began making music in his bedroom studio while still living with his parents, before graduating to live performance with the Florida-based rap outfit Nappy Headz. The quintet enjoyed local hits in 2000/01 with ‘Robbery’ and ‘F.L.A.’ but failed to make an impact on the national scene. Rebranding himself T-Pain in honour of his native Tallahassee, Najm began recording his own brand of R&B, dubbed ‘Hard & B’, for his own label. The single ‘Time To Make Love’ attracted local interest but his major breakthrough was with a rewrite of Akon’s ‘Locked Up’ called ‘Fucked Up’. This street hit attracted the attention of Akon himself, resulting in the flavour of the month convict turned superstar signing...

Arrow Read the Full Biography of T-Pain

Email alerts for products
by T-Pain