What we knew about T-Pain is that he was fun and funny. Fans also knew the Florida native’s voice was masqueraded by the epidemic that was autotune. But fast forwarded five or so years, T-Pain has re-emerged. Gone are the dreads and the gaudy jewelry and in its a place a mature entertainer ready to prove what he’s already had, but didn’t always show the world.
In honor of the 10 year anniversary of his Rapper Ternt Sanger LP, Faheem Rashad Najm returned to NPR for an intimate performance in Washington, D.C. The charming singer-songwriter-rapper-producer wooed the crowd not only with his voice but also his innate humor.
T-Pain quickly evoked more than just smiles and LOLs from the audience when he sang Sam Cooke’s “Change Gonna Come” The soul-stirring performance, dedicated to his father, left jaws on the floor as Pain once again proved his weight in vocal prowess and melody.
We highly suggest you watch the entire set, but the Sam Cooke rendition starts at the 13:00.