T.I., locked up once again for a probation violation, issues a stark warning about the dangers of the fast lane in the latest No Mercy leak, “Welcome To The World”. In a life filled with “flashy cars” and “big guns”, says VIBE‘s cover star, fake smiles flash incessantly. Real love? “You won’t find it here”, Tip raps in the atmospheric track, with knowing verses from Kanye West and a hook by Kid Cudi. Who better to ask than three hip-hop stars who know just how cruel it can be? Listen below.
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Produced by No I.D., the track features Kanye — with his temper flaring at Today Show levels — venting over what he believes are misguided portrayals: “You must not really know where I come from / Exactly where, my heart or you would never never NEVER / Ugh, where do I start?” But perhaps his most memorable line is a simple one about the strange timing of T.I.’s latest stint behind bars: “Soon as Wayne get out, Tip go in”.
Yes, we noticed that too.