There will be no free boat rides when Faheem Rashad Najm, a.k.a. T-Pain, sails into this year’s LouFest. The Tallahassee (the origin of the “T” in his name) native will bring a strong set that will get the crowd moving with a taste of his “Hard & B” style of hip-hop. He will most likely be promoting his fifth album Oblivion, but his hits “I’m N Luv (Wit a Stripper),” “Buy U a Drank (Shawty Snappin) and “Can’t Believe It” will be definite crowd pleasers.
Aside from his solo danceable hits, his collaborations are where it’s at: “All I Do Is Win” (with DJ Khaled), “Turn Down For What” (with DJ Snake), and award-winning gems such as “Good Life” (with Kanye West), “Blame It” (with Jamie Foxx) and “Low” (with Flo Rida). He’s been known to break out The Lonely Island classic on which he was featured, “I’m on a Boat,” at many shows. We’re keeping our fingers crossed for September 8th at Forest Park. --MR