Atlanta rapper T.I. knows his worth. This week, the King of the South came forward to speak on his music legacy and where he sees his rank amongst the greats like Lil Wayne and JAY-Z.
T.I. x Legends
In a new interview with West Coast radio legend Big Boy, Tip said just because he’s not in the spotlight doesn’t mean his career isn’t one of the greatest ever. T.I. said he’s comparable to hip-hop greats ranging from Young Hov to G.O.O.D. Music boss Kanye West.
“People don’t realize who I am, bro. I don’t think y’all really know who I am. I don’t think y’all remember what I’ve done, bro. I don’t think y’all know. Just because I don’t jump up on tables and demand you pay attention to me, that don’t mean – you’re gonna have to put mine up there. When you’re talking about careers and legacies, you gotta put me up there. JAY-Z. Gotta go talk to Kanye. Gotta talk to Lil Wayne.”
The Grammy-winning rapper believes Vince Staples‘ Twitter fingers are speaking truths these days. The King of the South recently came forward to salute the fellow hip-hop entertainer for putting major respect on Atlanta rap artists’ names. This week, he went to Instagram to share a public message the California native shared about the A being the home to today’s best rap artists.
“☝🏽Now Cuzz Gets it…..He know somn….. @vincestaples #SouthGotSomethingToSay” -T.I.’s Instagram
Wait, There’s More
This week, T.I. went online to troll his overnight rap rival 50 Cent for trying to use a throwback Crime Stoppers clip to taint his image. T.I. said 50’s trolling tactic ultimately confirmed his declaration for a Verzuz bout with them putting up their best music against each other.
“I’ll take this as an acceptance of this catalog challenge. YEEESSSSSIR-SKI‼️ @verzuztv @therealswizzz @timbaland WE GOT HIM‼️😎HE BIT THE BAIT‼️SET THIS SH*T UP SO I CAN FINALLY SHUT THIS WATERMELON HEAD,INVISIBLE NECK A** N*GGA UP ONCE AND FOR ALL‼️ As far as this clip goes…it’s cute… old,outdated,& in poor taste (much like your catalog @50cent😉)… however I prefer FACTS‼️ AND THE FACT REMAINS….I HAVE NEVER GIVEN ANY INFORMATION TO ANY FORM OF LAW ENFORCEMENT AT ANYTIME IN LIFE TO GET ANYBODY ANY TIME FOR ANY CRIME‼️ Supreme told me to ask @50cent if he can say the same??? 🤔 WELL THATS ALL I HAVE TO SAY ABOUT THAT SO…. let’s set this date & select ya songs off that 1hot album you got & let’s lay your lil overrated, outdated, steroid inflated a** catalog to rest. RIP to @50cent catalog 🙏🏽 I seen you bully all them NY n*ggaz for years… 👑NOT DA KING THO N*GGA👑‼️ “You Got Da Right 1″ #BringMeDaBully😈” -T.I.’s Instagram
Before You Go
Tip didn’t end things there. The King of the South went even further by questioning 50’s entire rap career after he dropped 2005’s The Massacre album.
“@50cent ummm… WHAT DID YOU DROP THIS YEAR???? What were YOU & YOUR CATALOG CONTRIBUTING TO THE CULTURE THIS YEAR???? WHERE WERE YOU??? #BringMeTheBully😈 @verzuztv @therealswizzz @timbaland SET THE DATE & PLUG UP DA SPEAKERS‼️” -T.I.’s Instagram
“For the record… in 05′ @50cent dropped Massacre it sold about 700k the first week, in 06 I dropped KING. Sold 475k first week… in 07 I dropped TI vs TIP. Sold like 500k Then in 08 We came back and dropped PaperTrail and sold 600k first week ….😒and then I went to prison 🤨…twice 🤷🏽♂️ but wtf was 50doing?????” -T.I.