Despite people’s view on T-Pain, he is noted as one of the most intelligent and coordinated rappers whose lyrics meant a lot, but he soon left the rap world and took to hip-hop instead. Currently, he sings, raps, writes songs, and is a record producer.
Apart from his popular stage name T-Pain, he is also known as Teddy Penderazdoun Teddy Verseti. He came to fame in the year 2004 and currently works with the record label Nappy Boy Konvict RCA Jive. In addition to his vocal skills, he also plays the drum and keyboard and had performed with the other big-time artists like Chris Brown, Benny Benassi, Rick Ross, Akon, Lil Wayne, Kanye West, J-Ax, and Fedez.
T-Pain’s Bio, (Age, Full Name)
T-Pain was named Faheem Rashad Najm when he was born on September 30, 1985, at Tallahassee, Florida, the U.S. to parents Shaheed and Aliyah Najm. He was brought up in a family that was highly religious even though it looks like they struggled to make ends meet. T-Pain’s parents are devout Muslims who tried to raise him as such, but he has never had much liking for the bindings of religion and rather chose to do without being bound to the Islamic religion or any other.
From when he was quite young, his father remembers him always having a drumstick in his hands. His parents soon saw the gifts in him and took major steps at encouraging him. By the time he was 10, T-Pain had gathered enough knowledge to turn his bedroom into his own private studio after which his father pulled him out of middle school and began to homeschool him on creating good music being that himself was also into music but could not get signed to any label.
T-Pain’s journey to professional music began when he joined the rap group Nappy Headz whose cover of Akon’s single “Locked Up” got a huge hit and got T-Pain signed to Konvict Muzik. With the label, he released his debut album Rappa Ternt Sanga in 2005 to massive success and critical acclaim. By the next year, he began work on his second album with Zomba Label Group and Jive Records in addition to Akon’s label. The album Epiphany eventually dropped really hot on the 5 of June 2007 and made it to the top of Billboard 200 in its first week. He had earlier released its lead single in which he featured Yung Joc.
Stamping his mark in the music industry, he established his record label Nappy Boy Entertainment in 2005. Under this label, he began work on his third studio album in conjunction with Lil Wayne and other music bigwigs. The album which he titled Thr33 Ringz eventually dropped in November 2008. T-Pain’s fourth album was completed in 2010 but was not released until it had garnered massive interest in 2011.
The beginning parts of 2013 came as a surprise to many avid fans of T-Pain when he announced that he has had enough and would be letting go of his signature dreads which many have gotten used to. He also used this medium to announce his fifth album Stoicville: The Phoenix which he said signaled a new era for him, an era in which he would rise to new heights. He worked long and hard on the album and eventually released it on the 17th day of November 2017.
Besides music, the master singer and rapper has dabbled in some other endeavors from which he had sure earned something. Being his typical self, he excelled very well in these other endeavors too. First, in 2009, the tech world caught T-Pain’s eye and had him teaming up with an app creator for iPhone who is simply known as Smule. Since he lives and breathes music, you can guess rightly that the collabo gave birth to a karaoke app aptly named “I Am T-Pain”. With this app, fans and music lovers at large could use his auto-tune style for Karaoke.
In the same year also, he tried his hand on acting, the first of which was his debut as Frylock in a live action episode of the adult animated series Aqua Teen Hunger Force. Not being one to take it slow, T-Pain made the bold move of creating his very own special animation for TV. He titled it Freaknik: The Musical. Again with the musical link. True to his worth, Cartoon Network gave it the green light and it premiered on the 7th day of March 2010. So far, it has featured an interesting line up of music celebrities like the legendary Rick Ross, Snoop Dog, Charlie Murphy and others.
Net Worth and House
The bulk value of the legendary T-Pain’s net worth has been estimated to be $35 million. This is mostly earnings from the many chart-topping songs he has made, the record label he founded, the app he co-created and the movies he has featured in and created. He is ranked number 19 on the list of the richest rappers in the world.
His house in Duluth, Georgia’s Winfield on the River gated subdivision is estimated to be valued at $1,320,000. It has five bedrooms and bathrooms and a mini bathroom alongside a swimming pool. In all the mansion occupies a vast land which is measured at 5962 square feet.
His love for cars is alarming and is certainly befitting his status of wealth. He has acquired 32 cars so far including a Bugatti Veyron, 2 Rolls Royce, a dark blue Lamborghini Gallardo, a yellow Ferrari, a vintage Chevy, a Ford Truck, a Chevrolet SUV, a convertible Mini Cooper, Gucci Fiat 500, and all sorts of other vintage cars.
T-Pain’s Wife and Kids
Amber Najm (new Watt) became T-pain heartthrob in 2003 when they got married and since then, their union has been blessed with three lovely children, two boys; Lyriq, Muziq, and a girl; Kaydnz Kodah. Amber Najim is an African American who attended St Johns’s college and previously had dreams of owning her own business. This dream soon came to an end after she married the rising star that was T-Pain and went on to become a very content homemaker.
Shortly after their marriage back when they were quite young, trouble came calling when Amber found out that her husband had been cheating on her. In the same period, she also made the eye-popping discovery that she was interested in women. They soon found common ground by taking the decision to not be with anyone alone. It became a matter of threesomes and it seems to have been working well for them as they are still going strong together.
The openness in their marriage may have kept them together, but trouble came knocking a second time when rumors came up about T-Pain expecting a child with one Elisa Hood aka Ms. Cherry after her involvement with the couple in a threesome. The actor soon cleared the air in an interview where he said mistakes happen, but that his marriage was good.
T-pain is 5 feet 8 inches tall and he weighs 75 kg, he has black hair and dark brown eyes. He used to spot a dread which he did away with in 2013, so now goes on a low cut.