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T-Pain Hints At His Involvement With The Upcoming 'GTA VI' Launch

T-Pain has officially announced his participation in the much-anticipated “Grand Theft Auto VI” (“GTA VI”) for Playstation and Xbox. The game is projected to release in 2025 and already has gamers on their feet following the first trailer drop in December 2023. According to a press release, the game will be “the biggest, most immersive evolution of the Grand Theft Auto series yet.” While there are still mysteries surrounding the latest series, there is a new revelation that was dropped by artist T-Pain. He shares he is involved in the makings of “GTA IV,” but it has come at a cost. Rockstar Games, the video game company behind “Grand Theft Auto,” is no longer allowing T-Pain to role-play on NoPixel, a popular server for “Grand Theft Auto V.” IGN reports T-Pain has been gaming on the NoPixel server since 2021, and now fans have taken note that he is no longer active on the server. “I used to be on NoPixel. Then I started working on the f-cking, on GTA VI, and they told me I couldn’t...

Samantha Dorisca

Jan 22, 2024

Why John Legend, T-Pain, And Papoose Have Agreed To Have Their Voices Cloned By YouTube Using AI

Would you be open to having your voice cloned using artificial intelligence (AI)? Well, it looks like some of your favorite stars are down for it.

Ngozi Nwanji

Nov 17, 2023

T-Pain Reveals 'Publishing-Wise,' He Doesn't Make Any Money From Chart-Topping Hit 'Buy U A Drank'

During the early 2000s, one could not turn on the radio without hearing a track that was either led by T-Pain or featuring the crooner. He had the masses doing everything from snappin’ their fingers to walkin’ it out, but the Florida native reveals he saw little to no return on the investment for one of his most legendary songs.

Shanique Yates

Sep 14, 2023

Why T-Pain Says He Rejected A $900K Signing Bonus From Interscope Records At Age 18

When T-Pain entered the music industry, he came out swinging.

Samantha Dorisca

Jul 28, 2023

T-Pain Recalls Diddy Giving Him A Royalty Point On An Album Due To The Usage Of Auto-Tune

In the late 1990s, Auto-Tune was introduced. However, it’s no secret that it was T-Pain who helped push it to the forefront of the music industry.

Samantha Dorisca

Mar 3, 2023

T-Pain Says Being 'A Grown Man That Had Never Taken Care Of' His Business Led Him To Go Independent

T-Pain is a gift to the culture — period. Before being discovered, T-Pain, whose real name is Faheem Rashad Najm, had developed a love for music with the talent to match. By age ten, the Tallahassee native completely transformed his bedroom into a mini studio complete with a keyboard, beat machine, and four-track recorder as a rapper in a group that went by Nappy Headz.

Shanique Yates

Oct 28, 2022

T-Pain Credits David Banner, Killer Mike For Motivating Him To Make Better Business Decisions — 'Those Are My Biggest Inspirations'

T-Pain is always racking up the business moves — from his recent restaurant to his success on Twitch, and now an extended partnership with Lipton Iced Tea, the Tallahassee legend continues to boss up. In fact, his level-up has every bit of intention behind it, the 37-year-old entertainer explained how he looks to artists like Killer Mike and David Banner for inspiration. “David Banner, Killer Mike, you know people that look like me that have done this on their own and succeeded, those are my biggest inspirations,” said T-Pain in an exclusive interview with AfroTech. His journey to success has a lot of highs and lows, but at this point, the “Can’t Believe It” singer is having fun, remaining true to himself, and expanding on his foundation to leave behind a legacy rooted in authenticity.

Shanique Yates

Jul 15, 2022

T-Pain Shares That Being A Twitch Streamer Has Paid Off More Than His Music In The Past Four Years

When T-Pain’s career first took off in the 2000s, he became deemed as one of the greats in the music industry. Now, the musician has been getting more of a footing in gaming. According to HipHopDX, T-Pain shared in an interview with Steve-O’s Wild Ride! podcast that in recent years his gaming career has brought in more money than music.

Ngozi Nwanji

Jun 9, 2022

T-Pain Switches Lanes With The Announcement Of A New Venture — 'I'm Officially A Restaurant Owner'

T-Pain is following a new calling as the rap veteran and entertainer is now a restaurant owner. “I DID IT BOIS!!!! Im officially a restaurant owner. Got my keys today and I’m scared as sh&%. BUT! I can no longer ignore the paths God has set for me just because I don’t understand or I’m scared,” T-Pain wrote on Instagram.

Samantha Dorisca

May 9, 2022

These 6 Celebrities Lost It All — Then Built Back Better

Dennis Rodman is just one of the many celebrities who lost it all at the height of his career. But, as AfroTech previously reported, Rodman didn’t lose it all because he frittered his money away, or because he was sued into oblivion. Rather, Rodman lost it all because his business manager at the time was involved in some shady financial dealings — and those dealings ultimately landed her in prison. What’s more, Rodman could only recover a mere fraction of the money he’d lost to Peggy Ann Fulford’s illegal activities. Fortunately, Rodman was able to build back better — and while he’s nowhere near his peak net worth of $27 million, he still stays paid…and, inexplicably, inside a Planet Fitness. Iconic. Planet Fitness aside, Rodman’s only the first of many celebrities who lost it all — only to build back better when the time was right. From musicians, to athletes, to actors, no one stays down forever — and these superstars are living proof that it’s not how far you fall, but how you...

Cxmmunity To Host Second Annual HBCU Esports League With Support From T-Pain, And More

Cxmmunity is still on a mission to make esports accessible at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). The Black-owned non–profit spearheaded by Christopher Peay and Ryan Johnson has announced its second annual HBCU Esports League Verizon Celebrity Pro-Am. Students will compete in Uno and Fortnite alongside celebrity figures including T-Pain, Brett Gray, Mike Evans, Erin Ashley Simon, Allisha Gray, Bas, Tarik Cohen, FaZe Swagg, Sonny Digital, and more. “We want to continue elevating and raising awareness around HBCU esports programs while showing these schools and these students that there are really cool people in sports, entertainment, and music supporting the gaming space,” Johnson told AfroTech exclusively. In addition to playing alongside celebrity favorites, students can also look forward to a prize pool of $10,000 with $2,000 for the Uno segment that will be donated to the school’s esports programs and $8,000 for the Fortnite tournament to support student...

Samantha Dorisca

Mar 23, 2022

According To T-Pain, This Is What It Takes For Artists To Earn $1 From Streaming Giants

If “for your information” was a person, it might as well be T-Pain (at least in this case). On Dec. 29, the musical genius took to Twitter to share how many streams an artist has to rack up to profit one dollar. Just so you know…… — T-Pain (@TPAIN) December 29, 2021 According to his post, Napster pays artists more money per stream with 53 plays per one dollar payout, and YouTube music ranked last with 1,250 plays per one dollar payout. The chart also claimed that collecting one dollar in royalties requires 78 streams for streaming giant TIDAL, 128 for Apple Music, 156 for Deezer , 249 for Amazon Music, 315 for Spotify, and 752 for Pandora.

Samantha Dorisca

Dec 30, 2021

T-Pain And Normani Join Forces With Google To Encourage You To Buy Black

It seems that “whatever you need, you can get that Black” is the apparent mood for Google and its second annual #BlackOwnedFriday campaign, which features Grammy award-winning artist T-Pain and pop sensation Normani. The shoppable film is giving 50 Black-owned brands their flowers and will highlight over 100 products from beauty to home goods and more. The musical project will allow users to shop and connect with businesses in one click. Essence reports, the partnership felt organic for T-Pain because he has always advocated for Black-owned businesses long before it became popular. “I was thrilled when Google reached out about the second annual Black-owned Friday,” T-Pain said, according to Essence. “Last year, Google partnered with the U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. to reimagine Black Friday as ‘Black-owned Friday’ — a day to celebrate and support Black-owned businesses. This year, I’m proud to join Google and the U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. for another year of encouraging shoppers to...

Samantha Dorisca

Nov 19, 2021

T-Pain Teams Up With Twitch To Take The Service's Music Community To The Next Level

T-Pain has certified himself as one of the most versatile artists of our time through his career moves of nearly two decades, and the longevity of his career speaks volumes to his presence being needed for the culture. As the seasoned veteran continues to leave his mark on the industry, his new partnership with Twitch is set to take the streaming platform’s music community to the next level. In a press release provided exclusively to AfroTech, Twitch announced a collaboration with the music and Twitch legend, which aims to strengthen the Twitch music community and uplift its creators. T-Pain’s streaming presence has transformed into a space where upcoming artists are given the opportunity for him to broadcast their music. Along with providing a platform for musicians, the producer has also curated a unique stream that intertwines gaming, music and fan interaction. A mashup of this sort is unusual on Twitch, and has probably played a part in helping him become an amplified voice for...

Ngozi Nwanji

Oct 28, 2021

The Music Business May Owe T-Pain An Apology — And His Net Worth Confirms It

As a rapper, T-Pain has a popularity that few, if any, have today. But the Florida native’s impact on the music industry is nothing if not controversial. He, after all, popularized the use of “Auto-Tune.” And while he’s far from the only rapper — or the only musician — to ever use corrective techniques in the studio, he was the first one to be upfront about it. Today, Auto-Tune isn’t as frowned upon as it was back then. And how can it be? When we’re in the age of social media — when everything you put out to the public runs through a filter or is otherwise “perfected” before it’s available for public consumption — “Auto-Tune” isn’t that bad. You might also say it was almost necessary. the music business owes T-Pain an apology — Andrew Barber (@fakeshoredrive) June 21, 2021 These days, T-Pain is better known for his upcoming book, “Can I Mix You A Drink?” which is a hardcover liquor guide based on his time and experiences in the music business. But he’s certainly done a lot more than...