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Epiphany

In the winter of 2005, southern soulster T-Pain burst on the rhythmic scene with his debut Rappa Ternt Sanga and things just ain't been the same. As a former microphone fiend who was down with the rap pack known as the Nappy Headz, a five-man group who had moderate success with "Robbery" in the early 2000's, T-Pain was tired of the borders that divides hip-hop and soul, especially since he was excellent at both.

"I just got tired of turning on the radio and everything just sounding the same," remarks the Tallahassee, Florida native whose government name is Faheem Najm. "I know it might sound corny, but I wanted to try and make something different." After doing an unofficial remix of Akon's "Locked Up," the African sensation signed T-Pain to his Konvict Music imprint.

Incorporating a soaring chorus, soulful handclaps and 808 grooves, his first single "I'm Sprung" (2005) detailed the maddening joy of finding a new love. " with his acoustic guitar and Vocoder-laced vocals suggest a hurt that no exotic dancer can cure," wrote critic Chris Ryan in Spin magazine. While some compared the laidback electro with the best of the late Roger Troutman of the group Zapp, it was obvious that T-Pain was on a different level of creativity than his contemporaries.

Followed by the enticing second single "I'm N Luv (Wit A Stripper). As T-Pain told MTV.com: "Dancers love [the song]," he professed. "There's finally a song about strippers that ain't degrading. It's not the shake-that-ass song or 'Let's go in the backroom.' It's a song that's appreciating strippers." Well on his way to a brilliant career, T-Pain sold a combined five million ring-tones of "Stripper" and "Sprung."

Coming back strong in 2007, T-Pain has been hard at work constructing his sophomore joint Epiphany. "There has been a growth inside of me since I made that first album," states T-Pain, reflecting on the time he spent working on his latest project. "To be blunt, I had to learn to stop being lazy in the studio. On the first album I recorded what I thought people wanted to hear, this time it was about me being an artist."

Personal without being pretentious, Epiphany offers the listener a variety of musical styles that ranges from the snappin' first single "Buy U a Drank" (featuring Yung Joc) to the rebel reggae furor of "Shotz" to the deep message of "Suicide." Indeed, with each song we can only marvel at the proficiency that T-Pain has developed, both on the mic and behinds the boards.

"I recorded over forty songs in six months," he says. "Of course, all of them weren't the hottest, but creatively I felt truly inspired when working on these tracks."
Borrowing from four different snap records to create one hot track, "Buy U a Drank" manages to be simultaneously club-centric and romantic without being straight-up nasty. "Basically, these days lots of people begin their relationships in the clubs," explains T-Pain. "Whole conversations begin with some guy buying a young lady a drink. I wanted to make a song for those folks."

On the second single, "Bartender" tells the tale of a broken-hearted dude and his crush on a cutie-pie mixologist. "Sometimes, the bartenders are the hottest girls in the club," T-Pain explains. "Guys are always falling in love with those girls, even if it goes no further than that night. 'Bartender' is an anthem for those guys."

While T-Pain has no problem making hypnotic dance tracks like the amazing "Church," he can also induce tears with songs like "Suicide." Opening with the sorrowful chords of a Spanish guitar, T-Pain lyrically flashes upon the many ways the youth of today is killing themselves. "Having sex without condoms, driving drunk, selling drugs, all that is 'Suicide.' We do a lot of stupid stuff that only has one ending."

Having seen firsthand how drugs can destroy the fiber of family, T-Pain consciously chose to detour from that path. Recently, with his wife and daughter, he recently relocated to Atlanta in hopes of a fresh start. In addition, T-Pain built two studios in his sprawling basement.

Traveling throughout the world while on tour with label-mate Chris Brown (and later with Bow Wow), also gave T-Pain a different perspective on life and music. "I loved being in London, because overseas it seemed that people were taking different kinds of risks with their records," T-Pain says. "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."

In addition to Epiphany, T-Pain is also gearing up to start working with various artists on outside projects including R. Kelly, Kanye West, Usher, Chris Brown and Britney Spears. "In the past nineteen days, I've gotten more than twenty-five calls from artists who want to work with me," T-Pain explains. "Right now, it's a very exciting time."

While T-Pain embraces both the old-school and current R&B, his complete persona on Epiphany shows us an artist who is unafraid of taking chances. "For me, soul music is about love, and it's that kind of warmth that I want to bring back to the music." Forget about the next level, because T-Pain is taking us places that have yet to be defined.



RINGTONES
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TEXT:
TO:
Buy U A Drank (Shawty Snappin')
DRANK
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Bartender
BAR
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Church
CHURCH
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Tipsy
TIPSY
66555
Backseat Action
BACK
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Yo Stomach
STOMACH
66555
I'm N Luv Wit a Stripper
STRIPPER
66555
I'm Sprung
SPRUNG
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January 04, 2008

T-Pain Recieves Four Grammy Nominations

T-Pain Recieves Four Grammy Nominations

T-Pain has been nominated for four awards at the 2008 Grammy Awards including "Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals" for "Bartender" featuring Akon, "Best Rap/Sung Collaboration" for "Kiss Kiss" featuring Chris Brown and "Good Life" with Kanye West, which is also nominated for "Best Rap Song!" The 50th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony airs February 10, 2008 at the Los Angeles' Staples Center.

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October 23, 2007

Updates

T-Pain on BET Access Granted

Don't miss T-Pain on Access Granted as he takes you behind-the-scenes of his new video "Church" tonight on BET. Check your local listings for details.

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American Music Awards Nominations

T-Pain is nominated for Favorite Male Artist (Soul/ Rhythm & Blues) at this years' American Music Awards. This year, for the first time in AMA history, you determine the winners by voting at ABC.com Voting opens Tuesday, Oct. 9 @ 11am ET and close Nov. 2 at 3 am PT. The American Music Awards will broadcast live from the Nokia Theatre L.A. on Sunday, November 18 at 8pm ET/PT.

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mtvU Woodie Awards

Congratulations on T-Pain getting nominated for the 2007 Woodie Awards! T-Pain is nominated in the Viral Woodie Category.

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Amadichula
Amadichula

Female, Age Private, Schenectady, NY

Posted March 30, 2014


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cmh2k216

Male, 28, Cleveland, OH

Posted November 11, 2012


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CHECK THIS OUT PLZ THANKS IN ADVANCE


316PIMPIN
316PIMPIN

Male, 37, Wichita, KS

Posted September 25, 2012


your the coolest family in tha world t-pain and pimpin holla if your ever in wichita kansas.love.


jeanloop
jeanloop

Male, 30, Dominican Republic

Posted June 18, 2012


t pain the coolest rapper in the world.


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Mogul_Mike_J

Male, 41, Moyock, NC

Posted January 11, 2012


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Mogul_Mike_J

Male, 41, Moyock, NC

Posted January 11, 2012


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Satisfackshun

Male, Age Private, Santa Monica, CA

Posted December 12, 2011



ACCOUNT CLOSED
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Female, 29, Thorold, ON

Posted August 10, 2011


Please Please put your song Booty Work on here PLEASE!!!!!!!


sweetlady_sweetpeach
sweetlady_sw...

Female, 35, Adel, GA

Posted May 19, 2011


I LOVE UR SONG I'M SPRUNG THATS MY JOINT


peachestrue30
peachestrue30

Female, 39, Fredericksburg, VA

Posted May 19, 2011


I Love that voice T- Pain when you coming my way VA. 22407 So I cook you my famous Sea-food salad and my wing platter fried bar-b -que, Jerk! Man that voice is a healer u know! Love u!


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