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If you missed T-Pain and Lil Jon’s epic Verzuz battle on Instagram Live a few weeks ago, we feel really sorry for you. The hip-hop hitmakers went back and forth with hit songs, features and production assists from T-Pain’s “Bartender” and “Up Down,” to Lil Jon’s “Snap Yo Fingers” and his spirited spot on Usher’s “Yeah!”

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T-Pain told Variety in a recent video chat that since the shit was fire, he and the Atlanta music staple have juggled with the idea of going on a joint tour together when the coronavirus pandemic is over.

“What we’ve been talking about is taking that playlist from the battle and trying to apply it to a tour,” he told the publication. While there’s no official name for the pipe dream as of now, a few name ideas are being thrown into the ring.

“We might call it ‘The Jonathan Tour,’” he said. “‘Crunkchella.’ We’ve also floated that around.” (Please let it be ‘Crunkchella.’)

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Elsewhere in the conversation, the “Buy U A Drank” superstar discussed how he’s pushing positivity and connectivity during the quarantine through social media apps like Instagram and TikTok. He’s encouraging musicians through the hashtag #TPainSongwritingChallenge to create a song and video with the homemade beats he posts to his page. The winning track will be mixed and mastered by Grammy-winning engineer Fabian Marasciullo for “$free.99.”

“I know people have heard this phrase too much in the past two months—but in these trying times [laughs], I feel like giving back and releasing some of the love,” he smiles. Gotta love it.

I can’t wait until life starts back up so that I can shake it like a salt shaker at the ‘Crunkchella’ tour.

Music and culture journalist. Pronounced "Jay-nuh."

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