The rapper shows off some impressive performances on classic metal
March 17, 2023 | 3:21pm ET
Rapper T-Pain has released a new, self-titled cover album On Cups, via Nappy Boy Entertainment. The album features a unique mix of artists and song selection, from Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin'” to Sam Cookie’s “A Change Is Gonna Come” to “Stay With May” by Sam Smith.
T-Pain also included the Black Sabbath classic “War Pigs” on the set. If you’re cringing at the thought of T-Pain buying a regular metal, don’t. We think she does justice to the track, singing the song’s popular tunes with gusto and powerful vocal lines. Although known for his Auto-Tune vocals, the rapper has a strong singing voice.
“Each of these songs mean something to me and help me enjoy music at different points in my life,” T-Pain said in a press release. “I’m presenting this short album from the perspective of what I hear when I listen to each song. I can’t wait to share with the world what I’ve been working on for the past few years.”
Could a collaboration with GWAR be next on T-Pain’s agenda? The metal band recently announced Weight loss they would love to work with the rapper, but time will tell if this dream is a reality.
Listen to T-Pain’s take on Black Sabbath’s “War Pigs” and stream his full rant below.