T.I. has blessed us over the years. From Trap Muzik to King to Papertrail, he has dropped nothing, but pure heat. But like with a lot of artists, no one is elusive to father rime. With a successful reality show in VH1 with his family, you have to ponder whether T.I. should continue dropping music, or if he should segue to TV full-time.
After inking a deal with Roc Nation last week, T.I. has taken the reigns of his career instead of relying on the likes of Atlantic and Columbia. There’s no doubt that T.I. can drop radio singles. He thrives incredibly well in the department. “No Mediocre” proved to be a scintillating record that vacationed comfortably on the radio while “All About the Money” nestled itself on the rap charts. T.I. knows what the people want sonically.
With a slew of Atlanta artists dominating the scene in rap, including Young Thug, Migos, Rich Homie Quan, and more, you have to wonder if the fans will still side with T.I.P., this time around. Sometimes, the younger generation just doesn’t know how to appreciate.
Lyrically, T.I. still has a lot left in his tank. His ability to hopscotch around from pop to hip hop isn’t an easy task, but he’s done it for years. Remember when he added an extra dose of trill to Robin Thicke’s record “Blurred Lines”? While, he can still rap his tail off, you have to wonder if people view him as T.I. the rapper, or T.I., the family man. There’s nothing wrong with either. The only problem is it’s hard to see past his pseudo Bill Cosby impression and remember he’s the man who rapped alongside Eminem, Jay Z, and more.
It’s hard to find yourself entranced by the idea of T.I. dropping a new album. I would be delighted to see Tip drop singles and perform every now and then. Transition into a host and entertainer a la LL Cool J. Get yourself a hosting gig for a reality show.
You proved to be a stellar host for VH1’s Big in 2015. Keep dropping singles, man. As for as an entire project, I think we’re good on that, brother. Just sit back and revel in your accomplishments like all the greats have. SHARE with your friends.