T-Pain surprised his fans by dropping his much-anticipated album 1UP on Wednesday.
On his first project since 2017’s OBLiViON, the Tallahassee hitmaker calls on some of his famous friends. In addition to the Tory Lanez-assisted “Getcha Roll On” and “A Million Times” with O.T. Genasis, the 12-track set includes appearances from Boosie Badazz, Flipp Dinero, Russ, and Lil Wayne, who appears on the closer “Goat Talk.”
“Surprise!!! Thank you guys for being so patient with me,” T-Pain told his fans. “It was worth the wait, we got a new album out!!!!! I did this independently and I can’t wait for ya’ll to finally hear it.”
The album, which he recorded out of his Florida home, was inspired by his love for video games. “I’m an avid gamer. I’ve been a gamer pretty much all my life,” he told Beats 1. “So I’m starting to implement gaming into my music and to my themes and stuff like that. So, 1UP is basically the green mushroom from Mario, everybody know when you get a 1UP, you get a 1UP, you get an extra life and you get another chance to beat the game.”
T-Pain will hit the road in support of the album on his “1UP” tour, beginning March 16 in San Antonio. The 15-date trek travels across the U.S. before wrapping April 9 in San Diego.
Stream 1UP below.