T.I. has been through jail and back during his 18-year rap career. From Kanye beats to southern posse cuts, let's revisit some deep cuts from classic TIP for this week's #TBT.
T.I. is a legend at this point. For nearly 20 years he has been blessing the mic with verses of the hustle, the struggle, roads to success and pimpin'. He's a rapper, actor, convicted felon and one of the south's most heralded artists.
His road to success started withÂ I'm Serious, his 2001 Arista Records album that featured production from The Neptunes, Lil Jon, Jazze Pha and a slew of lesser known dirty south producers. Since then he's released a total of nine albums, unwilling to letÂ tinyÂ obstacles like prison time effect his output. He is the true definition of a hustler.
Having collaboratedÂ with the likes ofÂ UGK, Justin Timberlake, Kanye West and Pharrell, TIP hasÂ churned out quite the selection of hits over his career, but we're allÂ suckers for the older ones, right? Today, we bump T.I.'s throw-back jams with a few deep cuts.