Now record companies are lining up to secure T-Pain's services as a producer and songwriter to get the unique T-Pain treatment for their artists. When not busy promoting his own CD, he's found time in recent months to contribute songs to albums by Britney Spears, Nick Lachey, Trick Daddy, Trillville, Charlie Wilson and E-40. Only one - "U and Dat" on E-40's hit CD "My Ghetto Report Card" - has been released so far.
Working with Spears might have provided some interesting stories - if he'd had the opportunity to meet her.
"I just had to lay something down for her and send it to her and she approved it," T-Pain, 21, says by telephone from Columbus, Ga., during a tour with teenage R&B heartthrob Chris Brown.