Atlanta rapper T.I. is going through some serious reflections. The King of the South has reflected on his 15-year run with Trap Muzik changing the Southern rap game.
On Sunday, Tip unleashed a series of throwback clips of himself dating back to 2003 and discussing the making of his hip-hop classic.
Welp looks like @dj_toomp & @JasonGeter knew da play all along!!! But 15 years later tho!?!? Ain’t It a blessing!!! However #15yearsofTrapMuzik Wouldn’t have been possible without the significant contributions of all the others that came after us and carried the torch to get it to where it is today… I Salute you all…. We ain’t always gon get along,we ain’t all gotta like each other(and we don’t) But what we all have in common is… We survived detrimental conditions in an environment that was meant to destroy us & took our experiences,turned them into songs that changed our families lives & inspired others to change theirs. That’s something nobody can take from ANY OF US!!! Tag your favorite Trap Muzik artist and celebrate by blasting that sh*t as loud as you can stand!!! #TrapMuzik4Life
😂😂😂and now a word from the P$C’s 3 stooges (My Real Brothers 4Life)… Look at @c_rodthomas and @douggrandhustle looking like future fat boys!!! We all really just stepped out on faith and our belief of how “DOPE” our Dopeboy lifestyle was 😂😂😂 and @kthustle was fresh out the feds trying legit life out for the first time in like EVER!!! All we saw was an opportunity to make it out da Trap…and we never folded,never turned on each other, never folded,& NEVER LOOKED BACK!!!! And look at US now…Without y’all (and the rest of the guys) this shit wouldn’t have been possible. Can’t forget @rubiconatl @mshannahkang @macboneyfool @kuntryking #FreeCap #RIPBigPhil
Back in spring, T.I. credited himself for inventing the trap music genre.
Last year, Tip said he couldn’t see himself putting out more than three studio albums before hanging up the mic.
He told The Associated Press in a recent interview that he expects to release an album revolving around “trap music” this year. He’s released nine full-length albums so far, and says he has “two or three albums left in him.” The 36-year-old added: “But it’s definitely time to transition.” (The Washington Post)
In February 2017, T.I. revealed his final studio album title.
“I’m ready to get the hell outta here, though. I got, like, two, I got, this next album and two, I got three more albums in my head, conceptualized. Once I get them out, I’m done. [Jeezy album?] We’re still doing it. … [The next albums?] The next one is more like trap music. It’s trap music 2017. And the one after that, it’s gonna be more like a, uh, love as it pertains to a dope boy. And the one after that, that’s my final album. It’s called Kill The King. The last album is Kill The King. Simply because ever since my first album, I’ve put the title of ‘King of the South’ on me and to make yourself the king is to make you a target. And in chess, the object is to kill the king. So Kill The King is the title of my last album. Will they kill him or will he ride into the sunset happily ever after?” (“The Breakfast Club”)