TITLE: T.I. vs. T.I.P.
WEB DEBUT: June 24, 2007
RELEASE DATE: July 3, 2007
SOUND QUALITY: 192 kbps, though there are some cackles and pops toward the end of the album.
ONE-LISTEN VERDICT:There are few moments that jump out right away, including the spooky “Tell ‘Em I Said That” and “Respect This Hustle,” both produced by Danja; even the Wyclef-assisted “You Know What It Is” isn’t that bad. But the album’s titular concept–in which T.I. battles himself, or some imagined-foe version of himself, or something like that–never quite gels, even over the course of 17 songs. And we’d gladly pay someone to never again have to hear Busta Rhymes rap about Jacob the Jeweler.
WHERE TO FIND THE BEST TRACK: “Tell ‘Em” is over at the Fader blog.
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