Rapper turned singer T-Pains Cant Believe It may have proven to be an effective single with Lil Wayne, but the entertainer is hoping to gain more life out of the song with a Justin Timberlake-assisted remix.
The former NSYNC members contribution to the reworked version of Cant Believe It came as a pleasant surprise for T-Pain, whose recent meeting with Timberlake resulted in mutual admiration and a productive session among the popular artists.
“Justin and I met about six months ago. I was working on the album in a Miami studio and he was in the room next door, T-Pain shared. He came by, I played him a few tracks and afterward he said that, out of all my song, Cant Believe It was his favorite. I was shocked. Fast-forward to this week and I got a call saying Justin had hopped on ‘Can’t Believe It.'”
Cant Believe It is the lead single from T-Pains latest album THR33 RINGZ.
Since its debut, the original version of the song has sold more than a half-million digital copies in nine weeks and hit No. 1 at Urban radio.
The albums follow-up single, the Ludacris-assisted Chopped & Screwed, is set to continue T-Pains hitmaking streak as it garners its own success.
Featuring guest appearances from Chris Brown, TI, Mary J. Blige, Kanye West, Ciara and Akon, THR33 RINGZ is the follow up to the vocalists 2007 album Epiphany.
The release, which sold about 171,126 copies in its first week to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, spawned the hit singles, “Buy U a Drank (Shawty Snappin’)” featuring Yung Joc and Bartender featuring Akon.
As listeners enjoy the Cant Believe It remix, T-Pain remained humble about working with Timberlake.
This is an artist who rarely does remixes, and out of every hot record out there, [he] chose to hop on mine, the Florida-based singer songwriter stated. That’s some real amazing s**t. I immediately called and thanked him.”
Look for T-Pains upcoming performance of Chopped & Screwed when he appears on Saturday Night Live on Nov. 22.