T-Pain By Rashmi Shastri
Twenty-year-old T-Pain is not your average artist. The Situation sat down with the ‘Rappa Ternt Sanga’ to talk about music, strippers and working with Britney Spears.
T-Pain is a 20-year-old singer/songwriter/rapper/producer. The “T” stands for Tallahassee and the “Pain” represents the struggles and strife of his childhood and growing up in the hood. This guy is not just another R&B singer; he knows what he’s talking about and knows what people want to listen to. He prides himself on “being real” and writing about real situations that people can relate to. It’s not all bling bling and designer labels with T-Pain; the music he makes comes from the heart.
T-Pain turned his bedroom into a studio at just 10-years-old, fuelled by his passion for making music. He’s been making beats and writing lyrics ever since, and was eventually signed to Akon’s Konvict Music label.
Favourites from the album include ‘Going Through A Lot’ and ‘Fly Away’, where he opens up about his family life and friends. There are also songs based on his past relationships with ‘I’m Sprung’, the first single from the album that everybody knows. ‘I’m Sprung’ has been a huge hit over here in the UK and also the States, and is due to make a big comeback this summer. There is also the cheeky ‘I’m In Love With A Stripper’, which is based on a night out with one of his friends who had never been to a strip club before.
T-Pain is a multi-talented artist and there is nothing he cannot achieve. All eyes will be on him this year to see what else he has up his sleeve. His album, ‘Rappa Ternt Sanga’, started selling instantly because of ‘I’m Sprung’, and now with ‘I’m In Luv Wit A Stripper’ on the way to us in the UK, the only way is up.
me about the hook up with Akon and his label, Konvict Music…
did you get the idea for ‘I’m In Luv Wit A Stripper’
- is it a bit of a joke?
collaborated with many artists in your career, but who would you really
like to work with at the moment?
did you become so multi-talented?
you still producing and writing for other people?
you think it’s important to write your own material?
don’t you like about the music industry?
it like to be recognised wherever you go?
I have to ask you this, what gets you ‘Sprung’?
T-Pain’s debut single, ‘I’m Sprung’ and album, ‘Rappa Ternt Sanga’, is out now on Konvict/Jive Records. For more information, please visit his official website, http://www.t-pain.net.