Geezer Butler Shouts Out T-Pain For His Cover of Black Sabath’s ‘War Pigs’

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Last week, rapper T-Pain released a new cover album titled On Top of The Covers, and among the tracklist associated with this record, T-Pain covered the Black Sabbath song “War Pigs.”

The rapper’s cover of the song has caught the attention of the metal community big time because, frankly speaking, it is really good.

While including plenty of rock and metal elements, the song also features sonic elements associated with soul and funk music; while soul and funk may not be the genres you think of at first when it comes to Black Sabbath, what T-Pain and his backing band do throughout the song sounds absolutely remarkable.

T-Pain’s rendition of “War Pigs” is one of the most unique covers of the heavy metal classic, and it has caught the attention of at least one Black Sabbath member.

Over on his Instagram account, Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler shared the cover art for On Top of The Covers, and alongside it, he wrote the following caption:

“Check out @tpain ‘s great version of #warpigs”

It is super cool to see that Butler gave T-Pain a shout-out.

If you have yet to check out T-Pain’s cover of Black Sabbath’s “War Pigs,” you absolutely should listen to it. You can listen to the song via the YouTube player below.

For those of you who have already heard the track, what do you think of it? What other heavy metal songs do you think would be awesome to hear T-Pain cover?

Speaking of Black Sabbath, have you checked out our ranking of every Black Sabbath album that does not feature Ozzy Osbourne or Ronnie James Dio yet? If you are interested in checking out that worst-to-best ranking, you can do so by following the link to the feature below.


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