T-Pain shocked the world a few months ago when he appeared on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert to sing without Auto-Tune. The performance was amazing and generated new interest in the rapper-turnt-sanga -- odd considering his true fans knew he could sing all along. Shortly after the concert went viral, the Florida native sat down to play ‘Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction?’ with The Boombox.

The game is simple. T-Pain addresses the "facts" on his Wikipedia page and confirms if they reveal the truth or the information is a fallacy.

For this episode, the ‘Buy U a Drank’ singer talks about his formative years as a rapper in Tallahassee, Fla. How did he come up with his unique stage name? What music equipment did he master, which caused his dad to support his career? Why did people call the police on him often? And how did he remix Akon’s 2003 chart-topper ‘Locked Up’ for his own mixtape?

T-Pain answers these questions and more in our exclusive interview. Watch part one of the discussion above and take a look at him reflect on the shock of him singing without Auto-Tune below.

Watch T-Pain Talk About Singing Without Auto-Tune