Grammy-winning rapper T.I. has discussed channeling his anguish for the soon-to-be-released King Uncaged; specifically the pain he experienced after his father’s death and other personal losses.
Speaking to an audience during a taped episode of “VH1 Storytellers” this week, the rapper revealed a few of the album’s songs.
Of the new material, the King of the South debuted the tracks “Still Ain’t Forgave Me” and “I Still Luv You,” described as a very personal track. On the introspective song, he speaks on the pain brought on by his father’s death as well as the love he has for his children, despite the fact that he became a dad at a young age. The emcee told his audience that the taping was the right time, stage and place to showcase these tunes. Speaking between songs, T.I. also touched on other aspects of his personal life, including his stint as a drug dealer and his time in prison. He also answered questions from those in attendance, sharing what he wants to accomplish in the future and where he hopes his acting and music careers will head. (Rap-Up)
Recently, T.I. talked about nearing the end of his album’s completion.
“I don’t know, we’re gonna figure that out over the weekend,” Tip said in an interview about coming up with a new single. “It’s gonna be jammin’. It’s gonna be like that. Some people wanna hear me go more ‘hood…Some people think I should go ahead and do my regular one-two and let them come back to me.” (MTV)
Prior to being delayed to an unspecified date, T.I.’s new album was originally expected to drop at the end of September.
T.I.’s upcoming album – his first since his release from prison – King Uncaged, has been pushed back to September 28. Revealed on Amazon.com, the new release date is the latest example of a Hip Hop artist whose album has dropped later than expected – a laundry list that includes the likes of Drake, Game, Diddy, Rhymefest and N.E.R.D. (Hip Hop DX)
Earlier this year, the rapper compared his project to the late Tupac Shakur‘s All Eyez on Me.
T.I. is setting the bar high for his post-prison album, King Uncaged, comparing it to Tupac’s 1996 classic All Eyez on Me, which was released months after ‘Pac got out of prison. “This is the most significant return from incarceration that the game has had since then,” T.I. says. “Just given the enormous success of that project, everyone’s expecting the same results. I just want to meet the expectations, if not surpass them.” (Rolling Stone)
Check out a recent T.I. interview down below: