T Pain just unleashed a real rap unicorn T-Wayne —his once-promised collaborative project with lil wayne, originally set to drop around 2009 — is finally live on Soundcloud. Also available for free download on the artists’ shared website, it’s a nostalgic rewind to an era when both T Pain and lil wayne were at the apex of their careers.
In the history of lost and long-mythologized hip-hop albums, the T-Wayne project falls somewhere between Dr. Dre’s years-in-the-making Detox(which he finally killed for good with the release of Compton in 2015) and a rumored-but-unconfirmed collaboration between Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole.
Featuring a host of producers, the eight-track project includes a familiar-sounding beat from Bangladesh, the producer whose past work on “A Milli” made it one of Wayne’s most successful singles.
T-Wayne comes at an interesting time for T Pain and lil wayne. Wayne’s career remains in legal limbo thanks to his drawn-out dispute with Cash Money Records.
But for the moment, T-Wayne finds the duo partying like it’s 2009.
1. Download: He Rap He Sang
2. Download: Listen To Me
3. Download: DAMN DAMN DAMN
4. Download: Waist Of A Wasp
5. Download: Oh Yeah
6. Download: Breathe
7. Download: Snap Ya Fangas
8. Download: Heavy Chevy