T-Pain (born Faheem Najm in Tallahassee, Florida in 1985) is an American hip-hop and R&B singer. Najm was born in Tallahassee, Florida, the son of two 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. T-Pain first tasted musical success as a member of the Tallahassee rap outfit Nappy Head]. 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 Muzik 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 8, 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 the YoungBloodZ, and "I'm N Luv (Wit a Stripper), The Remix" with Twista, Pimp C, Paul Wall, MJG and Too $hort respectively. He is currently featured on E-40's new single "U and Dat", which is produced by Lil Jon. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.