Christina Aguilera Soars On T.I.’s “Castle Walls”

Nov 29th, 2010 // 19 Comments

Christina Aguilera can feel pretty good about Burlesque‘s decent opening weekend, but the singer should feel a whole lot more confident about her new song with T.I., the beautiful “Castle Walls.” As we mentioned before, this honest, introspective No Mercy track has the potential to become a huge hit for T.I., on par with Alex Da Kid’s previous smash rap song he produced for Eminem and Rihanna, “Love The Way You Lie”. Listen below.

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“Observing the estate through the gate thought the outside looking in / Bet you would think I got it made, better look again / Got a butler, got a maid and a mansion / The belief is that I’m living out a millonaire’s fantasy, ” raps T.I., explaining that his life seems a lot more glamorous than it really is. (Or at least how it used to look before his recent depressing blog entry detailing how horrible prison is.)

We’re loving this tune, a bright spot for both T.I. and Xtina after the not-so-great years both artists have had. (Divorces, arrests, Bionic, etc.) Unfortunately, Tip won’t be able to star in the inevitable single’s music video, unless, of course, he filmed his scenes before surrendering himself, Lil Wayne-style. Actually, it’s fine by us if T.I. sits the video out, as we think the clip for “Castle Walls” should be cast with some high-profile movie stars like Em and RiRi’s vid.

Who do you see starring in the video? How about future Oscar hosts Anne Hathaway and James Franco? And what do you think of the song itself? Do you hear a hit?

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  1. mrap

    The song is amazing. Love Xtina’s softer side on this song, definitely a hit!

  2. What an amazing duo. Loooove it

  3. Sandy

    AMAZING! I love the song and I cannot wait for the video!

  4. Wow, for the first time, she doesn’t go on one of her SUPER high notes. Definitely nice to hear the softer side, while not just singing robotically, like RiRi on “LTWYL”, she is still letting everyone know who has the best voice in music biz right now.

  5. name

    nothing mate, irrelevances in this world

  6. XtinazCubanna

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS SONG i love her voice he has alot of songs like this in all of her albums she has a beautiful and unique voice i love tis message my fav song of 2010 hands down

  7. Jorge

    This is a honest song. They both have had terrible things going on in their personal lifes, but i don’t think that includes Bionic, if you hook up with people like ladytron or peaches or sia, and if it is your desire not to hook up with the hottest producers, but the label pushes you, then u’ll have a work that you are not looking for being a hit, and in this days, unluckily, if you are not looking for a hit then you won’t have it, cause we are so controlled on what is supposed to be a hit that everything we hear is the same beat….sad. On this song, while it is obvious the label pushed for it, it is surprising how honest it is, they are not trying to lie us about the common tale we hear of hollywood, they feel it, they are feeling it right now. Tip does an amazing work, a very good rap. But Christina owns it, people won’t now it is her, and they’ll be attracted by the sadness on her vocals, the producer did an amazing work, way better than on LTWYL, of course christina’s voice is far beyond rihanna’s (it is unnecessary to even mention it), but the thing is, she sounds as if we were hearing her from a place far from the headphones, like if there was a castle wall in the middle, she tries to scream and star singing high, but she surrenders under a heavy amount of money, glamour, flashes….

  8. anonymous

    Flattering and nice. I am proud of them both. Hope it will be a great hit!
    To the writer, However, it’s glamorous, not glamerous.

  9. ol

    deffo the best singer of our generation , no one like Christina; GREAT GREAT GREAT castle walls perfect song

  10. Sarah Birch

    X-tina always sounds hot!!. Love her new song!! Can’t wait to see the vid.

  11. tina

    Great song, I love it when artist are not afraid to be vulnerable. T.I.’s rap is good while Christina’s vocals ad to the emotion and vulnerabilty. A great match. Hope it’ll be a hit

  12. diego

    She is my queen and Christina will always be the best singer!

  13. Lopez

    Staggering song, congratulations Xtina!

  14. avi

    love this song! alex da kid has really out done himself with his hit love the way you lie and now this!!!!! Xtina and t.i perfect match

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  17. faisl

    awesome song christinas voice sounds great as always and T.I’s rapping makes it even better lets hope this becomes a hit like love the way u lie beacuse this one is wayy better i love it

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