T-Pain has one of the craziest hook games in the business. The Florida native has blessed a dozen tracks across genres with catchy hooks that we’re still singing and humming years after their release. The veteran earned a nomination for his contributions to the music industry at the Soul Train Awards 2022. Alongside several iconic acts, including Chaka Khan, Charlie Wilson, Mary J. Blige, Maxwell, PJ Morton, and Ron Isley & The Isley Brothers, the singer is in the running for the prestigious “Certified Soul Award” we’re taking a look at some of our nominee’s past work. Take a look below.
We’ll crown this record as one of T-Pain’s and arguably Chris Brown’s best collaborations. The 2007 release appears on Breezy’s second studio album, Exclusive, co-written by both artists. The uptempo R&B and dance music find the pair pining for a woman’s attention.
The crossover track was a smash hit, earning several accolades, including a Grammy nomination for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration at the 50th annual ceremony. The song is listed as number three on the 100 Best Songs of 2007, published by the music magazine Rolling Stone.
It starts with self, and rapper-turned-singer T-Pain proves that with his 2005 debut single, “I’m Sprung,” written and produced by the Tallahassee, Fl native himself. The track peaked at number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and no nine on the R&B chart, marking the rising star’s first Top 10 single.
Canadian rapper Torey Lanez later sampled the classic record on his 2019 single “Jerry Sprunger” and featured T-Pain, who also made a cameo in the music video.
Bow Wow — “Outta My System”
Veteran rapper Bow Wow tapped T-pain for his second and final single, “Outta My System,” from his fifth studio album, The Price of Fame. The song features vocals from Pain and industry legend Johntá Austin. It was produced by So So Def founder Jermaine Dupri and No I.D.
DJ Khaled "All I Do Is Win" feat. Ludacris, Rick Ross, T-Pain & Snoop Dogg
“All I Do Is Win” is an earlier example of DJ Khaled’s talent for getting the right acts together to produce a timeless hit. The record features an ensemble group including T-Pain, Ludacris, Snoop Dogg, and Rick Ross. “All I do is win win win no matter what. Got money on my mind, I can never get enough” is a sentiment we all could live by.
Flo Rida — “Low”
T-Pain makes another debut appearance on Flo Rida’s 2008 hit record “Low.” The song was a massive success worldwide and was the longest-running number-one single of 2008 in the United States, spending ten consecutive weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100.
The Soul Train Awards 2022 premieres Saturday, November 26 at 8 pm ET/PT on BET and BET Her.