News: T.I. Reacts To "No Mercy" 159K First-Week Sales

Wednesday, Dec 15, 2010 11:50PM

Written by Rosario Harper

Incarcerated rapper T.I. has shared his reaction to the new No Mercy album selling over 159,000 albums and thanked fans for their undying support.

Releasing a statement through his TrapMuzik website, T.I. expressed his gratitude to supporters and critics alike.

"What up world? First off I'd like to thank everybody again for going out and supporting the "Hustle" yet again with "No Mercy" last week. I can't say enough on how much I appreciate the support and all the positive feedback. I read so many tweets, letters, reviews and comments that spoke volumes to how much love was still out there and how much respect still exists for my art and my passion. I put so much of myself into what I do. I even read over the negative comments cuz' that's the kind of energy I feed off of to adjust, evolve and improve my craft until it manifests into the closest thing to perfection on the next go-round. I love hearing your opinions on what songs you like most for the next singles. We are taking all of them into consideration as we decide right now on which direction to head in. I know this seems like an unfortunate set of circumstances to endure for a career with so much potential but remember adversity builds character and character takes you places money can't. I know what's in store for me in the future so I ain't trippin' and neither should you. For now all my love and best wishes to you and yours for the holidays. Y'all hold it down out there and I'll do the same in here. And continue to spread the word about "No Mercy" & Team T.I.." (Trap Muzik)

No Mercy topped its competition today landing within the Top 5 of all releases.

Leading the way this week is incarcerated rapper T.I.'s No Mercy which debuted at No. 4, behind Glee Cast's Music: XMas (193,400), Taylor Swift's Speak Now (200,900) and Susan Boyle's The Gift (243,200). According to Nielsen SoundScan, Tip's new album has shoveled out 159,700 records after one week in stores. (SOHH Sales Wrap)

Prior to beginning an 11-month jail sentence, T.I. gave the back story behind his "Castle Walls" album single.

"A funny thing about this record: It belonged to my big homey Puff first," Tip explained in an exclusive interview on "RapFix Live." "Puff, he acknowledged it, 'Yeah, this is my record, but you know what, I think this is a better fit for you. I think you should rock out on this one. I think this speaks volumes to where you are, what you going through, what you living and how you feel.'" (RapFix)

T.I.'s new album features guest appearances from Drake, Eminem, Scarface and Kanye West.

1 Welcome To The World (feat. Kanye West & Kid Cudi) 2 How Life Changed (feat. Mitchelle'l & Scarface) 3 Get Back Up (feat. Chris Brown) 4 I Can't Help It (feat. Rocko) 5 That's All She Wrote (feat. Eminem) 6 No Mercy (feat. The-Dream) 7 Big Picture 8 Strip (feat. Young Dro & Trey Songz) 9 Salute 10 Amazing (feat. Pharrell) 11 Everything On Me 12 Poppin Bottles (feat. Drake) 13 Lay Me Down 14 Castle Walls (feat. Christina Aguilera) (No Mercy)

T.I. is currently serving an 11-month jail sentence for a probation violation.

Check out T.I.'s No Mercy trailer down below:

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