T-Pain Faheem Najm (born June 30, 1985 in Tallahassee, Florida) known by his stage name T-Pain, is an American hip hop and R&B singer. Faheem was born in Tallahassee to entrepreneur Muslim parents, Shasheem Najm and Aliyah Najm.
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.