T.I. is in the studio cooking up Paper Trails, his new album, due August 12. Through his time on house arrest (he currently has a curfew; free to work as he completes a year of house arrest and then has to report to jail for the year he was sentenced to.) making music in his home studio was his only escape valve. Paper Trails is said to be chocked full of some of the best T.I. material we’ve heard thus far. As he said.. Tip is “back on like a toupee.”
T.I. talked about a song called “Turn My Beat Down” that MTV compared to LL Cool J’s “Boomin System,”.. “The bass is turned all the way up and the synths inject a futuristic feel to it. Meanwhile, Tip experiments with his voice, but his message is clear: His sounds shake up the city.”
Of course, he’s not gonna get away with just promoting fresh tracks. MTV’s Sway probed and poked him into talking about the arrest.
The rearview mirror is clear, but what’s ahead is all T.I. cares about..
“I made a horrible mistake. But at the same time, I’m not gonna let that mistake define me. That one misstep, that one mishap, is not going to be the end all and be all, for me, my career, my livelihood, my family. I’m gonna move past that. My future is way brighter than my past.”
Let it roll past Panic at the Disco. There are six segments.
- I’m not gonna let that mistake define me.
- Death of his friend in Cincinnati.
- Found out who his real friends are.
- When it’s time for jail.. I’ll be right back.
- Never used someone else’s name to get attention > Shawty Lo.