Listen: T-Pain Delivers a Surprisingly Awesome + Unique Black Sabbath Cover

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Back in February, rapper T-Pain announced that he would be releasing a covers album featuring music from such artists as Journey, Sam Cook, Frank Sinatra, and Black Sabbath.

When it comes to the latter, T-Pain shared that he would be covering their iconic song “War Pigs.”

Well, just the other day, he officially released his cover of Black Sabbath’s “War Pigs,” and wow it sounds incredible.

Not only does T-Pain’s voice capture a similar cadence to what Ozzy Osbourne provides in the original song, but the instrumentation behind this track is really intriguing.

For this cover, although the instrumentation leans mostly into rock and roll, there is also a plethora of funk and soul elements that provide an added vibrancy to the track.

You may not think of funk and soul when you think of Black Sabbath, but the way the musicians went about crafting this unique cover sounds absolutely awesome.

If you want to listen to T-Pain’s cover of the Black Sabbath song “War Pigs,” you can do so via the YouTube video player below. Per a past statement, the rapper shared the following about his upcoming covers album (which is titled On Top of The Covers):

“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 TPain is doing a covers album and that is what I think is cool about it.”

T-Pain’s On Top of The Covers is out today. Also below, you will find other stories related to Black Sabbath.

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