The full anticipated VH1:Behind The Music episode featuring T-Pain.
“Behind the Music: T-Pain explores the rise of a shy kid from Tallahassee, Florida to the heights of the music industry. T-Pain was born Faheem Najm into a stable, middle class family that supported his natural curiosity and talent in music at a very young age. An outsider in school, T-Pain spent his childhood locked in his makeshift bedroom “studio,” producing his own music, eventually dropping out of the 8th grade to pursue his dreams full-time. As a teenager, he found local success with a group called the Nappy Headz.
Frustrated by the lack of opportunities in Tallahassee, the falling apart of his family and a tense relationship with his father, T-Pain ran away from home and signed with Akon’s fledgling label, Konvict Records. Finally on the national scene, his use of auto-tune created a signature sound and he quickly became one of the most sought-after producers, working with everyone from Lil Wayne, Kanye West and Britney Spears. A multi-platinum selling artist in his own right with 2005′s Rappa Ternt Sanga, 2007′s Epiphany, 2008′s Thr33 Ringz and his most recent release rEVOLVEr , T-Pain has produced and been featured on over 45 top ten songs and 16 No. 1′s.
Those participating in the special include: T-Pain, his family including wife Amber Najm, his parents and brother, Eric “DoeBoy” Youman, Akon and BU, Akon’s brother and the person who gave T-Pain his first big break with a label and Michael Blumstein, Dave Abrams and Rocco Valdez from Chase Entertainment.
Now if only people realized the struggle Pain has been through and recognize what Pain is capable of speaking of the amount of talent and creativity the dude carries among… Yea you haters better sit your asses down and take notes. Period.
Shoutout to Yardie for them visuals!