T-Pain (born Faheem Najm in Tallahassee, Florida in 1985) is an American hip-hop and R&B singer. Najm was born in Tallahassee, Florida, the son of two entrepreneur muslim parents. At the age of ten, Faheem reworked his bedroom into a small studio with a Keyboard, beat machine and four track recorder, and began composing music. T-Pain first tasted musical success as a member of the Tallahassee rap outfit Nappy Head]. This allowed T-Pain to jumpstart his career as a solo artist.