T.I has been on frenzy promoting his upcoming album Trouble Man: Heavy in the Head. In a recent interview with Funk Flex on the New York Station, Hot 97, Tip went on a rant about the disrespect he feels from artists and people who feel they are better than him.
“Listen, man. I’m strongly planted,” he said. “I’m talking in cement and it’s dry – not wet cement, dry cement. I’m firmly planted, holmes. My foundation and structure has been laid with a dozen years in this thing, partna. My roots run deep. I’ve developed relationships. I’ve been building this up for a long time. You can’t do what I do, man. You can’t do what I do. When you on the mic, you don’t sound as good. I’m sorry. You do okay. You do okay. You do okay.”
T.I also has a bone to pick with artists who don’t credit him for being the originator of Trap Muzik.
“Listen, guys. With the exception of Outkast, Goodie Mob and I’ma keep it at there. With the exception of that, before I came in the game there was Lil Jon, Outkast and Goodie Mob so you had Crunk music and you had Organized Noize. There was no such thing as Trap Muzik. I created that. Yes, I did. I coined the term. It was my second album. It dropped in 2003…Now after that, there was an entire new genre of music created, an open lane for each of you to do what you do and live your lives on TV and be accepted by the masses. The masses have accepted you because I opened the door and you walked through it. Don’t forget who opened the door, cuz. You couldn’t have did what you doin’ right now without me, holmes.” Listen to the Funx Flex interview here
While T.I has yet to release names on who he is referring to directly, he has not been hesitant to say that his track “Addresses” off his album Trouble Man: Heavy is the Head, is in fact a diss track. In an unusual but true statement, T.I says he will not be releasing his foe’s name because “it benefits him more than me for me to put that out there. So I made that directly in a way that only they will know. Therefore, so they cannot get any shine off of it.” You can listen to his full interview with DJ Drama here
T.I’s album Trouble Man: Heavy is the Head drops today. Will you be picking it up?