T-Pain, born Faheem Najm, released a documentary produced by World Star Hip Hop called Bigger Than T-Pain. The 20-minute doc gives fans insight into the life of the Tallahassee-native.
Sher Toor directed the documentary uploaded today, April 29, by WSHH. WSHH shares what Bigger Than Pain is all about:
"BIGGER THAN PAIN follows the career of T-Pain from the UK leg of his 2014 "I Am T-Pain" concert tour to his creative life off stage. It also reveals how the ambitious 30 year old with two Grammy Awards and over 50 top ten singles under his belt navigates the triumphs and pitfalls of his successful career."
Towards the beginning of the documentary, the narrator shares details of the start of T-pain's career saying, "His stage name derives from his hometown of Tallahassee, Florida, where he faced many hardships. Pushing him to find an escape, in what will become his career, music."
The documentary featured a clip from T-Pain's NPR Tiny Desk Concert. It touched on how people's perception of T-Pain changed once they heard his talented voice without his signature use of auto-tune.
In an interview with Radio.com, T-pain opened up about that performance and the reception he received.
"It opened people's eyes, and [it] changes the perception that people have of me," he told Radio.com "I can put something out and not have people judge me the same way that they used to. Now people are re-thinking the way they used to think of me. I always see comments on the internet, 'Oh, you're not a singer,' 'You're an Auto-Tune faker' and 'Nothing about your voice is real.' I don't know what people expected me to sound like without Auto-Tune. You can never change their minds until you prove them wrong. With a quick little video!"
Check out T-Pain's full documentary presented by WSHH below: