Grammy-winning rapper T.I. has released a long-awaited music video for his Trouble Man: Heavy Is The Head album’s dicey “Addresses,” months after the record struck a few chords.
Not your average music video, the “King of the South” turns his hard-hitting record into a short film packed with guns, violence and danger.
Atlanta’s native MC, T.I., returns to the scene today with a dope new video for his track “Addresses”. The infectious track, which is aimed at someone in particular, but no one knows who, finds T.I. in a mini movie. The clip opens up with a frantic Tip callin’ his boys and letting them know its time for a gangsta party. At this point all hell breaks loose as the track provides a highly infectious soundtrack to the mini movie. Without me giving up any details of this dope ass clip, you need to check it out for yourself. (Stupid Dope)
Back in December, Tip killed the speculation and confirmed “Addresses” takes direct aim at someone.
“Nah, it was direct,” Tip told DJ Drama. “Yeah, it was direct. Now the thing about who it was directed to, it benefits them more than me for me to put that out there. So I made it directly to them in a way so only they will know. Therefore, so they cannot get any shine off of it. So I’ma make a prediction here, everybody, on Shade 45, on Drama’s show. There shall be a few rappers that feel they will be benefited by accepting that burden and they will step into that line of fire knowing that it is not them but they feel it is better for them to step into that line of fire, be hit and receive the benefits of what comes with being hit by a T.I. bullet. That will be the greatest thing that ever happened to them in their life, man. They mama gonna say, ‘Oh, my baby got hit by a T.I. bullet. Proudest moment of my life.'” (Shade 45)
He also explained where the wrath of “Addresses” stems from and credited himself for paving a lane for fellow ATL artists to follow.
“Had it not been for their just outright disrespect and disregard for the G-Code and what is known to all just to be just real, they just lack integrity,” Tip added. “When you just disregard the man, I did this for you, bruh. Trap Muzik is a genre that I created, holmes. Before me, it was Lil Jon, crunk music and OutKast. You don’t fit in nowhere. The closest thing to come to what you do is what I created, holmes. So for you to come out your face bad about me dog, when I ain’t try to do nothing but help you and lames like you, I ain’t try to do nothing but uplift n*ggas like you, and you try to come at me this way?” (Shade 45)
The record caught local ATL rapper Alley Boy‘s attention, who spoke out on it over Twitter after its release.
“SO DIS WHAT Y’ALL KING OF DA SOUTH IS BOUT? F*CK OUT OF HERE…. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oeh3ivWutyY&feature=youtube_gdata_player …,” he tweeted December 15th.
“Y’ALL N*GGAZ LOOK FOR UR SELF….IF DIS P*SSY DA KING IM OBAMA!! WITNESS! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJBZXpylyUg&feature=youtube_gdata_player ” (Alley Boy’s Twitter)
Check out the “Addresses” music video: