On March 19, groundbreaking rapper, singer, and producer T-Pain stopped by Genius for the latest installment of Genius Level, our live conversation series with icons of the music business, including influential artists, songwriters, producers, and executives. During the conversation with Genius’ Head of Artist Relations Rob Markman, T-Pain participated in a retrospective spanning his over decade-long career.
The discussion moved on to how T-Pain wrote “All I Do Is Win” with DJ Khaled. “I was like, give me the talk, and he did all that. ‘We got to win, we got to win and this, and this.’ Then I started doing ‘All I do is win, win, win, no matter what,’ and then he kept talking and I was like, ‘Okay, next thing,’” T-Pain said. “Khaled gives you that motivation and Khaled really bigs you up crazy and makes you feel like you’re the best fucking artist in the world when you’re doing this all for him. It definitely helped.”