Real Name, Age, Height, Wife, Net Worth, Autotune, Children, Siblings, House & Cars
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T-pain Basic Information
|Stage Name:||T-Pain, Teddy Pain, Teddy Penderazdoun, Teddy Verseti, Nappy Boy|
|Real Name:||Faheem Rashad Najm|
|Occupation:||Rapper, Singer, Songwriter, and Record Producer.|
|Date Of Birth/Age:||30 September, 1984 (38 Years Old)|
|Place of Birth:||Tallahassee, Florida.|
|Education:||James S. Rickard’s High School.|
|Net Worth:||$30-38 Million|
Najm was born in Tallahassee, Florida, to his parents, Shasheem, a founder of the Homeboyz to Men program, and Aliyah, a Bahamian chef. He picked the name “Tallahassee Pain” for his theatrical persona because of the difficulties he experienced while growing there. Najm was raised in a Muslim family, yet he has stated that he is uninterested in religion. When he was three, a family friend named gospel jazz musician and producer Ben Tankard allowed him to visit and “twist the knobs” in his recording studio. At age ten, Najm transformed his bedroom into a music studio, employing a keyboard, a beat machine, and a four-track recorder. He attended James S. Rickard’s High School.
T-Pain came from a low-income family that consisted of his parents and three siblings. He understands the value of family as he tries to give attention to his folks while not allowing fame to affect his relationship with them. He has been married since 2003 and is blessed with three children too.
His parents are Shasheem and Aliyah Njam. They were Muslims. Shasheem founded the Homeboyz to Men program, and Aliyah was a Bahamian chef.
He has three siblings; Hakim and Zakiyyah are his two older siblings, and A’pril is his little sister.
T-Pain and Amber Najm, née Wyatt, have been wed since 2003. And their Union has been blessed with three children; Lyriq, a daughter, and two sons, Muziq and Kaydnz Kodah, born in May 2009.
T-Pain has been married to Amber Najm (nee Wyatt) since 2003. They have three children.
T-Pain has defined his style of music as “Hard & B,” a play on R&B. He uses the software GarageBand and Logic Pro to produce his beats. T-Pain established a vanity label imprint, Nappy Boy Entertainment, in 2005 after signing with musician Akon’s Konvict Muzik. In 2005, Rappa Ternt Sanga, his debut album, was released. T-Pain released his second album, Epiphany, in 2007, and it debuted at the top of the U.S. Billboard 200 chart.
In 2007, T-Pain began work on his third album with Rocco Valdes, Akon, and Lil Wayne. The album was also his first under his Nappy Boy Entertainment. In 2008, he released his third album, Three Ringz. The albums contained some top-charting songs, such as “I’m Sprung,” “I’m ‘n Love (Wit a Stripper),” “Buy U a Drank (Shawty Snappin'”), “Bartender,” “Can’t Believe It,” and “5 O’Clock.” Twelve Grammy nominations and two B.E.T. wins have been given to T-Pain: one for “Good Life” with Kanye West and the other for “Blame It” with Jamie Foxx. In addition, almost all chart-topping singles between 2006 and 2010 included T-Pain.
In the comedy Lottery Ticket, T-Pain makes his acting debut as a booze shop clerk. T-Pain made his acting debut as Frylock in a live-action Aqua Teen Hunger Force episode in May 2009. In late 2009, T-Pain devised a plan and made an animated television special, Freaknik: The Musical, which he pitched to Adult Swim. It premiered on March 7, 2010, and featured various guest celebs such as Lil Wayne, Young Ca$h, Snoop Dogg, Sophia Fresh, Rick Ross, Andy Samberg, and Charlie Murphy. T-Pain also appeared as American artist Stevie Wonder in a November 2016 episode of the YouTube series Epic Rap Battles of History.
T-Pain supported the 2009 T-Pain Killa Cam-Pain, a grassroots campaign to help him become the president of Florida State University, in July 2009.
T-pain can be dubbed something in the likeness of “King Of Features” following the number of high-profile collaborations and features he has been on since his career started. However, his most significant successful part to date was Flo Rida’s first single, “Low,” which has been certified diamond (10× platinum) by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) (RIAA). As “Monster,” T-Pain won The Masked Singer, a Fox reality music competition, in its inaugural season. In the sixth episode of season three, he returned as a special guest panelist.
T-Pain and rapper Lil Wayne formed the duo T-Wayne in 2008. The pair released a self-titled mixtape in late 2008; it peaked on the Billboard 200 in January 2009. They were supposed to release their debut album in 2009, but that never happened.
As T-Pain refused to cut his set at Radio One’s Spring Fest Event in Miami on April 28, 2007, the police presence backstage increased. Once concert officials interrupted his “Buy U a Drank (Shawty Snappin’) performance,” he became upset. Officers chased him and his entourage out of the premises and apprehended them. As a result, T-Pain cut off his renowned dreadlocks in April 2013. He received a lot of criticism for the choice from his followers. Everyone needs to learn to adapt to their environment, he said in response.
For driving while on a suspended license, T-Pain was the subject of an arrest warrant in June 2007. On November 2, 2007, he surrendered to the Leon County Prison. He was detained without bail but freed three hours later.
Musically, T-Pain is best recognized for popularizing Autotune, a vocal pitch-correction tool that adjusts the effect, so the voice sounds synthetic. Starting in 2003, he has utilized this technique throughout his singing career. Cher set the bar for using Autotune in her 1998 smash song “Believe.” T-Pain was inspired to utilize Autotune after hearing the Darkchild remix of Jennifer Lopez’s 1999 song “If You Had My Love,” which occasionally employs the effect. T-Pain had been searching for a technique to make his voice sound distinctive. Moreover, Teddy Riley and Roger Troutman used talk boxes and Vocoders in the 1990s and 1980s to create a similar sound that inspired them.
After the success of T-first Pain’s two albums, his use of Autotune was copied by several hip hop artists, including Snoop Dogg on the 2007 single “Sensual Seduction,” Lil Wayne on the 2008 single “Lollipop,” Kanye West on the 2008 album 808s & Heartbreak (on which T-Pain served as a consultant), the Black Eyed Peas on the 2009 single “Boom Boom Pow,” and Diddy on the 2010 album Last Train to Paris. In addition, T-Pain stated in an interview from November 2008 that Diddy had paid him for the right to use Autotune in his particular manner on the then-upcoming Last Train to Paris. He believed that other musicians should do the same.
Rapper Jay-Z denounced the use of autotune in his 2009 track “D.O.A. (Death of Autotune).” The song directly mentioned T-Pain, with the lyrics, “You niggas singing too much/ Go back to rap, you T-Paining too much.” Jay-Z has stated that the song was not a personal attack on T-Pain and condemned a trend that he felt had passed its course. Nevertheless, T-Pain has proclaimed his admiration for the music. But, a widespread backlash against the usage of Autotune that started at the same time wounded him personally. But rather than adopting a fad like other musicians, he has been using Autotune since he believes it is just a part of his musical approach.
In September 2009, the “I Am T-Pain” iPhone app was made available. It included an auto tuner that allowed users to record and alter their voice to go along with a selection of T- Pain’s instrumental songs.
T-Pain frequently streams on Twitch as an enthusiastic gamer. He has various tattoos; some are memes from the internet or have other Internet-related themes.
T-Pain is estimated to be worth between the range of $30-38 million.
T-Pain owns properties, including a mansion in Atalanta and another in Rosewell. He also spent $1,320,000 on the house in the Winfield on the River gated community in Duluth, Georgia.
He was a member of the rap group Nappy Headz from Tallahassee. He established his first label, Hard & B., in 2002, quickly catching vocalist Akon’s attention by remixing “Locked Up.” After hearing the song, Akon hired T-Pain to perform under his then-newly established Konvict Music record label. Soon after joining Konvict Music, T-Pain founded His Nappy Boy Entertainment.
He has also been affiliated with R.C.A., Jive, and Cinematic Music Group. His studio albums include Rappa Ternt Sanga (2005), Epiphany (2007), Three Ringz (2008), Revolver (2011), Oblivion (2017), 1UP (2019), and his latest release, On Top of the Covers (2023).