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Hard & B, just for a personal entertainment. Little did he knew that his friend was impressed by his skill and sent his song "Time to Make Love" to The Beat radio station personality Felisha Foxx. The song quickly stole Foxx's heart and was played on the radio several times in one night. It soon became a regular in the radio playlist. After that T-Pain began working on "Fucked Up", a remix of Akon's "Locked Up" which was often praised as a better version to that of Akon's. Hearing about this, instead of igniting a rivalry Akon signed him under Konvict Music when he saw a huge potential waiting to be shaped. This was the time when he was known as his stage name T-Pain, an abbreviation of Tallahassee Pain in reference to his birth town, Tallahassee-Fl. A record dubbed "Rappa Ternt Sanga" soon came out in November 2005 after his single "I'm Sprung" gained success three months earlier. "I'm Sprung" was hugely popular in US that it peaked at #8 in Billboard Hot 100. The song was written based on his love experience with a girl whom he married later on. This personal and compassionate style eventually became his signature. In another track "Fly Away" he described his relationship with his father. It was not until second single "I'm N Luv (Wit a Stripper)" that he gained a larger fan base mainly because of its bolder content.
By then, T-Pain was marked as one of few artists to employ the Crunk & B styling, making him a very unique musician at a considerably young age. He was also known for his stage persona whereby he not only sings, but also dances. Other musicians such as J-Shin, Jay-Z, Shawnna and E 40 suddenly wanted to work with him. He was doing a lot of songs with them while still concentrating on solo career. Another album "Epiphany" which came out June 5, 2007 kept his spirit true. "I think it's the idea that my music is true, and I'm not afraid to try different things. Just that it comes from my mind." And thus the album soared to #1 in Billboard Hot 200 chart the first week of its release, beating Rihanna's highly anticipated album and Paul McCartney's first studio album in two years.
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