Grammy-winning rapper T.I. followed through on plans to remix Jay-Z and Kanye West‘s “N*ggas In Paris” hit single by putting out his own version this weekend.
Leading off the track, the “King of the South” promptly reminds fans of his return back onto the music scene.
“Aye man I don’t know what been happening I guess y’all must have caught amnesia in my absence I ain’t been gone that long, have I? Well, just for y’all reminder. How about the crown meet the throne right here? Let’s get it,” Tip says on the remix’s intro. “Call me T.I. — no CPR, I’m killing the sh*t/Even in prison I’m still the sh*t/Better recognize King in the building b*tch/Act like you know you serious, I (ball so hard)/My ankle hurt, don’t buy a car if I ain’t the first In the country with a 1, 2, 3 b*tch/You watch me while I painted her, I (Ball so hard)/They hate to see me on the stage Jay-Z, Kanye with me/You know I (ball so hard),/TIP is scary/Merci beaucoup in Paris/Parlez vous francais I say/Menage a trois today I say.” (“N*ggas In Paris” Remix)
A few days ago, Tip confirmed speculation about remixing Jay and Ye’s new record.
A while back the Grand Hustle general mentioned that he might be on Jay-Z and Kanye West’s “N*ggas in Paris (Remix).” When asked about the status of that record, T.I. said, “Well, I officially have recorded my verse. And I haven’t spoken to ‘Ye. I let ‘Ye hear it . I think ‘Ye let Jay hear it as well. I don’t think a determination has been made on whether or not it is going to be official. But if it’s not official, it will be unofficial. It will be heard one way or another. I will assure you that.” But that’s not all. T.I. wants to add his vocals to more songs. “I’m looking for some more records to jump on,” he said. “That’s what I’m doin’ right now. I’m commandeering hit records right now. I’m hijacking hit records. If you got a hit I’m on it.” (XXL Mag)
In late September, Flipmode Squad leader Busta Rhymes made noise by remixing Jay and Ye’s current radio single.
Busta Rhymes has been dropping a constant stream of music over the last few days, and today is no different. Even though a lot of people haven’t remixed much of Watch The Throne, Busta decided to spit a verse on the “N*ggas In Paris” song. He wastes no time in ripping the track apart and putting his stamp on the beat, and he does a great job. Although he spits only one verse, that verse is worth the listen. Busta sounds great rapping fast over this hit-boy produced beat, and it almost makes you wonder what he could have done if he had the whole song to himself. This remix isn’t something you should miss. (Stupid Dope)
Shortly after his release from an 11-month jail bid, Grand Hustle affiliate DJ Drama talked to SOHH about having the “King” back.
“I mean, it’s really just back to work,” Drama told SOHH about having Tip back in the studio. “You know what I’m saying? Like, that’s what we do. So the homie had to take another little hiatus, but you know what I mean, we’re past that and getting right to it. It’s not like we’re sitting down and playing happy camper. This is what we do and it’s time to get back to work, making music for the people and giving them what they want to hear. My goal was to keep it hot while he was gone and now that he’s here, we’ve got bigger and better things to accomplish.” (SOHH)
Check out “N*ggas In Paris” remix below: