Featured News - Current News - Archived News - News Categories

T-Pain (Photo credit: Pencil Fingerz/courtesy of Press Here Publicity)
T-Pain (Photo credit: Pencil Fingerz/courtesy of Press Here Publicity)

T-Pain announces 'On Top Of The Covers'


Wed, Feb 15th 2023 05:25 pm

Out March 17 on Nappy Boy Entertainment

Grammy Award-winning, multifaceted artist and entrepreneur T-Pain has announced the release of his anticipated covers album, “On Top Of The Covers,” out March 17 via Nappy Boy Entertainment.

A press release stated, “ ‘On Top Of The Covers’ arrives after years of fans clamoring for T-Pain to release music that showcases the power of his natural voice. The wonder of his non-AutoTuned vocals was discovered when he shocked audiences as the winner of the first season of FOX’s ‘The Masked Singer’ after previously delivering what was then the most-watched ‘NPR Tiny Desk’ session of all time.

“Featuring an eclectic and unexpected mix of reimagined hits, T-Pain’s stunningly soulful and smooth voice is front and center throughout the album’s seven tracks. ‘On Top Of The Covers’ features creative covers of Sam Cooke’s ‘A Change Is Gonna Come,’ Journey’s ‘Don’t Stop Believin’,’ Dr. Hook’s ‘Sharing The Night Together,’ Sam Smith’s ‘Stay With Me,’ Chris Stapleton’s ‘Tennessee Whiskey,’ Frank Sinatra’s ‘That’s Life’ ft. NandoSTL (a Nappy Boy Entertainment artist), and Black Sabbath’s ‘War Pigs.’ ”

T-Pain said, "This covers album has been years in the making. I started recording this right after I won ‘The Masked Singer.’ 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. 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."

About T-Pain

The press release continued, “Since emerging in 2004, six-time Grammy Award-winning artist, producer and songwriter T-Pain (born Faheem Rashad Najm) has not only changed the course of pop, hip-hop and R&B, but has reshaped the fabric of the culture itself. T-Pain has sold over 50 million singles, accumulated billions of streams, racked up 10 iconic No. 1s on the Billboard Hot 100, and has sold out shows across multiple continents.

“The Tallahassee trailblazer’s influence transcends generations in music and more; he shines as a Twitch phenomenon and uber popular streamer, label head of his own independent Nappy Boy Entertainment, podcast host, expert drift driver, actor and author.

“T-Pain’s voice could be heard loud and clear as ‘All I Do Is Win’ soundtracked President Barack Obama’s entry into the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, during what was then the most-watched ‘NPR Tiny Desk’ Concert in the series’ history, and when he shocked audiences everywhere as the first winner of FOX’s smash hit show “The Masked Singer.” In June 2022, he hosted his first-ever Wiscansin Festival in Milwaukee, now an annual event acknowledged by the state of Wisconsin.

“His Nappy Boy Gaming team is home to a diverse group of gamers including BigCheese KIT, Granny, Lopes, Cardboard Cowboy and Hertlife and, together, they are taking over the Twitch airwaves. T-Pain builds his own gaming rigs and was among the first to consistently stream on Twitch since 2014. He launched his ‘Nappy Boy Radio with T-Pain’ podcast in 2021 in partnership with PodcastOne, and since welcomed some amazing guests including Snoop Dogg, Tiffany Haddish, Chance The Rapper, Mike Tyson, Hannibel Burress and more.

“Exhibiting a longstanding affinity for drifting, T-Pain created Nappy Boy Automotive as a way to build out his own drifting team and diversify motorsports, and even built his second drift car fully by himself during quarantine. T-Pain is also an actor and author with his literary debut ‘Can I Mix You a Drink?’ that hit the shelves in September 2021.”

Follow T-Pain: TikTok / Twitch / Facebook / Instagram / Twitter / website

Hometown News

View All News