T-Pain’s resurgence has been without pause. Since an intimate unplugged set last year for NPR–from which the He Can Really Sing! crowd drew renewed strength–the rapper-turned-singer-turned-recluse-turned-star-again has been on a war path, releasing a series of undeniable singles and a mixtape, The Iron Way, that shows off his diversity of talent. The-Dream, Bun B, Big K.R.I.T., Yo Gotti, OG Maco, K. Camp, Migos, Lil Wayne and others contributed to that effort, showing that the goodwill T-Pain banked with his inhuman run of hits in the middle of the last decade is still paying dividends. Now, WorldStar Hip Hop is promising to deliver a documentary that chronicles all the trials and tribulations of the eccentric Floridian. Titled Bigger Than Pain, the film is going to be made available later this month, on April 29. The trailer teases what looks to be one of the clearest looks into the singer’s life.
With The Iron Way being warmly received by both critics and fans, anticipation is at an all-time high for Pain’s fifth solo album (and first in four years). Called Stoicville: The Phoenix, the record is expected in September of this year. As he’s said since he burst back into the national consciousness, T-Pain is forgoing the chart-chasing game, focusing instead on the music he wants to make, regardless of the commercial implications.