It’s a T.I. kinda day ’round these parts aint it? Trouble Man: Heavy Is The Head is in stores now, and if you haven’t checked it out yet you can read our review of it here.
T.I. hit up Best Buy today and bought a stack full of his own CDs to sign and hand out. Gotta hand it to Tip for not being too Hollywood to do this type of guerrilla marketing; he even asked for a discount at the checkout!
T.I. spoke on the Connecticut school shooting and gun laws on Sway In The Morning.
T.I. released Trouble Man: Heavy Is The Head today marking this his 8th studio LP release. The proclaimed King of the South has pushed more than 6 million copies of his other LP albums since 2001 where he released I’m Serious amongst multiple mixtapes. Tip has paved the way for other southern and fellow Atlanta rappers with his infamous “Rubberband Man” and “24′s”. He’s [T.I.] also the general of his label Grand Hustle. Anyway, let’s get into the damn thing. Leggggooo!
Unlike most of his other studio albums, T.I. holds precedence over this album. He seems to have gone back to his roots from Trap Muzik and T.I. vs. T.I.P. He goes hard from the start to a little something for the ladies. A lot of controversy was held over the track “Ball” which features Lil Wayne. For those of you who claim you’re a T.I. fan or a fan of southern rap, you’d have no issues with this track. He knew what he was doing and made this a specific club banger for the ladies. It’s called Southern Bounce music. Fellas, put this track on for your girl and if she doesn’t start grinding her hips or poppin’ her ass, she got it all wrong.
Secondly, he’s got a little something for everybody on this album. “Trap Back Jumpin’” I’m assuming is his way of giving thanks to Bank Head and not being afraid of where he came from. The next track I’ll speak on, is “Addresses”. If you’ve been following the latest beef with him, you’ll know who this diss record is aimed at. Through all of the tribulations that Tip has overcome in the last couple of years, rather than click clacking it up, he puts his beef down on paper and spits verbal bullets rather than literal. He doesn’t need to dig a snub nose in your face to get his point across.
My final thoughts go like this: The entire album is clean cut, smooth hooks and catchy beats. The flow is typical T.I. material which still swoops you up and continues the listening party. At least for me, anyway. The collaborations are all in the right spots too. Not a huge review, but enough wanting you to go out and purchase this album. My money was well spent. Now get out there and buy it!
T.I. gets Cee-Lo on the hook for the latest off of his upcoming album Trouble Man: Heavy Is The Head, out December 18.
DJ Khaled and friends pop them bottles and share them bitches. Ya dig?
Is T.I. planning a follow-up to Trouble Man: Heavy Is The Head? Drops December 18th.