I guess this is what everbody wanted? Today T.I. put out another song as he continues to work at building interest for his Trouble Man album. I mean, all of the ingredients are here. DJ Toomp on the beat. T.I. rapping, hard. But in this case, it seems that 1+1 = 2 Much.
I mean, the song doesn’t really jam like like that. And this is something we heard from Tip 10 years ago. Maybe all the trap references are metaphors from him “going back” to having that hunger he did in 2002-03. I don’t really get why he would want to “go back” to anything. Sure, living with mom and not paying rent sounds nice on the pockets right now, but I know the people I was in school with when I’m Serious dropped aren’t trying to go back to where they were in 2001. And I know I’m not trying to go back to where I was in life when Trap Muzik dropped in 2003. So why would T.I. feel the need to “go back” to anything?
Yes, T.I. can be credited for starting the “trap” sound, but really, I think he can afford to let it go now. Even though he’s found himself on the wrong side of the law many times, often at the height of his success. I think people see him as being more than just a “trap” rapper. It’s not like he’s Gucci Mane, DMX or Beanie Sigel…dudes who KEEP fucking up to the point that nobody really expects anything more from them than what they still choose to rap about.
I actually thought buddy was on a roll when he came out busting on instrumentals last year. T.I. has definitely been through enough to have more to offer than these types of songs. To let his very public personal life tell it, at this point he could probably make a better Life Is Good than Nas did.
But hey, this is just one song. Let’s assume that Trouble Man will not try to be Trap Muzik 2012. There’s really no need for it.