Since emerging in 2004, T-Pain not only changed the course of pop, hip-hop, and R&B, but he also reshaped the fabric of the culture itself. Beyond moving over 50 million singles, gathering billions of streams, picking up six GRAMMY® Awards, and selling out shows on multiple continents, his voice could be heard loud and clear as “All I Do Is Win” soundtracked President Barack Obama’s entry into the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, during the “most popular” NPR Tiny Desk concert in the series’ history, and when he shocked audiences everywhere as the first-ever winner of FOX’s smash The Masked Singer. The Tallahassee trailblazer’s influence now transcends generations. Simultaneously, the man born Faheem Rasheed Najm shines as a Twitch phenomenon and uber popular streamer, label honcho for Nappy Boy Entertainment, expert drift driver, actor, and author with his literary debut Can I Mix You a Drink in 2021.
Fans keep watching him from every angle as his presence continues to grow. He started streaming on Twitch way back in 2014 and attracted a faithful audience of over 756K followers on the platform. He even builds his own gaming rigs with a little help from the missus and joined forces with Corsair, Origin PC, Scuf Gaming and Elgato to develop a series of productions—a T-Pain/Nappy Boy Gaming controller, laptop, and headphones collaboration. Exhibiting a longstanding affinity for drifting, he remains a prominent participant in the drift community as well. He owns three custom cars with the latest built by Von Gittin Jr., while he built a second drift car by himself during quarantine.
He’s also developed a diverse filmography, appearing in Lottery Ticket, Furious 7, and, most recently, in 2021’s Tom & Jerry as Tom’s singing voice. He runs both Nappy Boy Entertainment and Nappy Boy Gaming, home to Big Cheese KIT, Granny, Cardboard Cowboy and more.
Tuesday, July 12
Virgin Plus Stage
10:00 PM-11:00 PM