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T-Pain is releasing another "On Top of the Covers" album "real soon"

T-Pain wearing sunglasses and a leather jacket.
T-Pain. (Shuttetstock/S Bukley)

T-Pain's seventh studio album "On Top of the Covers" was, critically speaking, a huge success.

The project, which saw Pain cover a series of hits both old-and-new, received rave reviews from fans and the press alike, with HipHopDX describing it as one of the best albums of 2023.

Even Black Sabbath frontman and rock legend Ozzy Osbourne was a fan of the album, calling Pain's cover of Sabbath's "War Pigs" the "best cover of 'War Pigs' ever."

Well, fortunately for fans (and Osbourne), Pain will soon be releasing a second "On Top of the Covers."

The "Dreaming" rapper and singer made the announcement on Friday during a surprise appearance at Stagecoach Festival in Indio, California, where he joined "Best For Me" singer Jelly Roll as a special guest.

After the pair performed “All I Do Is Win," "Buy U A Drank,” and a cover of the late Toby Keith's “Should’ve Been a Cowboy," Jelly asked Pain: "We all wanna know, when is 'On Top of the Covers 2' coming?"

Pain replied: "Oh it's coming soon. 'On Top of the Covers,' part two, coming real soon, so get ready for that."

As well as covering "War Pigs" on the original "On Top of the Covers," Pain also covered songs by Sam Cooke ("A Change Is Gonna Come"), Journey ("Don't Stop Believin"), and Chris Stapleton ("Tennessee Whiskey"), among others.

Speaking with Rolling Stone about the project, Pain revealed that it had been in the works ever since his appearance on "The Masked Singer" back in 2019.

"The Masked Singer" is a television show where disguised celebrities sing covers and judges try to guess who they are.

Pain won the show by covering songs by the likes of Montell Jordan, Queen, and Lenny Kravitz.

“This covers album has been years in the making," Pain he told Rolling Stone. “It got put on hold for a bit but now that I’m independent, I’m able to do whatever I want to do through Nappy Boy Entertainment and this is something I’ve felt strongly about for a long time.”

He added: “These songs are not what you’d expect when you hear that T-Pain is doing a covers album and that is what I think is cool about it.”


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