T-Pain has had countless hits on the Billboard Hot 100 since he started out, with one of his biggest and earliest singles being 2005’s “I’m N Luv (Wit a Stripper).”
During a crossover episode between his newly-launched Nappy Boy Radio podcast and Hotboxin’ with Mike Tyson, the Florida artist was asked to sing some of his “legendary notes.” He then revealed “I’m N Luv (Wit a Stripper)” was originally a joke to make fun of his friend until Outkast legend Big Boi approved of it.
“My homeboy was tryna save strippers in the club,” he said. “The song was a joke. I was literally making fun of him. We was just fucking around in the studio and Big Boi said it was dope so I said, ‘Yep, it sure is, okay.’
The Mike Jones-featured “I’m N Luv (Wit a Stripper)” peaked at No. 5 on the Hot 100 and appeared on T-Pain’s debut album Rappa Ternt Sanga. A remix was also released featuring R. Kelly, Twista, Too $hort, Pimp C, Paul Wall and MJG.
Nappy Boy Radio was announced in May and came about after T-Pain realized his conversations with friends should be recorded.
“Too many conversations and interactions I was having with various people kept ending in the same way, with me saying, ‘Damn, we should have recorded that,’ so we decided to do just that and launch the Nappy Boy Radio podcast,” he said. “Partnering with PodcastOne, a company that is talent first’, was a no brainer for us.”
President of PodcastOne, Kit Gray, added, “At PodcastOne, we seek hosts who are charismatic and engaging with something to say that audiences want to hear. T-Pain is all that and more. His innate curiosity and interest in the world around him and the people who live in it offers up endless possibilities for show content and we cannot wait to launch Nappy Boy Radio with T-Pain.”
The podcast will to dive into the world of music, gaming, exotic cars, tech and alcoholic beverages. As well as Mike Tyson, future guests are set to include Slim Jxmmi, Jazzy Pha, Lil Jon, Steve-O and many others.
Watch the clip above and check out the full 45-minute episode below.