SOHH Whatcha Think: Can The Rubberband Man Bounce Back To The Top Of Rap's Elite? [Click Here & Speak]
Thursday, Sep 1, 2011 12:05AM
T.I. Back. T.I. Back. There's all these bloggers screaming that T.I. back. That's right, the e-hood is abuzz that the self-proclaimed 'King of the South' is once again a free man and ready to walk yet another road to redemption.
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All jokes aside, it's good to hear that Grand Hustle's head honcho is no longer incarcerated. The rap world moves fast, one day you can be the hottest artist in the world, the next, you're opening for yourself. Which leads to our question of the day -- Will T.I. be able to re-solidify his spot as one of rap's top artists?
At any given moment, there are about 5 red hot rappers. At the moment, those rappers happen to be Lil Wayne, Kanye, Jay-Z, Rick Ross and Drake. Of those five, four have dropped albums within the past six months (Rozay's Maybach Music effort was released in May) and one, Drizzy, is set to release his sophomore effort late next month. The point is: Not only to the top artists remain at the top by consistently dropping music that attracts the masses, they do it by remaining consistent. The game don't wait.
Sh*t, it barely takes a time out.
The Rubber Band Man. Wild as the Taliban. Last October, saved a suicidal man. Good sh*t. TIP has bounced back from hard situations before, only to release material that has received critical and commercial success. Time will tell if he can do it one more time, and rekindle the spark that made him one of the hottest rappers in the game.
SOHH Watcha Think -- Has T.I.'s troubles with the law bumped him off a throne of which he can never reclaim?
Speaking of the throne check out a "N*ggas in Paris" freestyle from ex-Roc affiliates Young Chris and Peedi Crack.