Roo AOTD #9 T-Pain

All aboard the hype train for Bonnaroo 2024! Only 128 days until we are all on the Farm again, can you believe it? It’s coming up fast and we can’t wait to be dancing with all of you at Bonnaroo! Today’s Artist of the Day is the one and only T-Pain. Learn more about the artist below. Don’t forget to check out all of our artist spotlights! Thank you for reading these posts!

Artist Biography

T-Pain, also known as Faheem Najm, is an absolute legend whose use of Auto-Tune helped define music for an entire generation. He was born in Tallahassee and started as a rapper in the group Nappy Headz. It wasn’t until he pursued a solo career as T-Pain that he achieved his fame. He recorded a take on Akon’s “Locked Up” that he called “I’m Fucked Up” which got him signed to Konvict Muzik after Akon heard it. T-Pain’s first debut single, 2005’s “I’m Sprung,” went Top Ten. The same year he released his debut album Rappa Ternt Sanga and followed it with another Top Ten single “I’m ‘n Luv (Wit a Stripper).” Both of the singles earned RIAA platinum certifications while his debut album went gold, making T-Pain a major breakthrough artist of the 2000s. Following all of this major success, he continued his streak as a hitmaker with the addition of his famous Auto-Tune vocals, entering the Top Ten four additional times in 2012 alone. He won two Grammy Awards for his singles “Good Life” and “Blame It.” He won the first season of The Masked Singer in 2019. In 2023, he released a well-crafted covers album On Top of the Covers which includes covers from bands including Journey, Black Sabbath, Sam Smith, and David Allan Coe who famously sang “Tennessee Whiskey.” I heard he even rhymed Wisconsin with Mansion once.


Rap, R&B, Soul

Scheduled at Bonnaroo

Friday (Link to Daily Schedules)