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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Released the same week as ATL, his big-screen debut, T.I.'s fourth album isn't the leap forward he's been threatening to make, but it does carry the best set of productions he has been given to work with, and it guarantees that he won't be leaving the singles charts any time soon. On a steady basis since 2003, the MC has been responsible for some of the most memorable rap singles of the decade. "24's," "T.I. vs. T.I.P.," "Rubberband Man," "Bring Em Out," "U Don't Know Me," and the underappreciated "ASAP" amount to a run as impressive as anyone else's during the same years, and the streak continued with King's first official single. The slow victory lap that is "What You ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Released the same week as ATL, his big-screen debut, T.I.'s fourth album isn't the leap forward he's been threatening to make, but it does carry the best set of productions he has been given to work with, and it guarantees that he won't be leaving the singles charts any time soon. On a steady basis since 2003, the MC has been responsible for some of the most memorable rap singles of the decade. "24's," "T.I. vs. T.I.P.," "Rubberband Man," "Bring Em Out," "U Don't Know Me," and the underappreciated "ASAP" amount to a run as impressive as anyone else's during the same years, and the streak continued with King's first official single. The slow victory lap that is "What You Know" is T.I.'s greatest track yet, a Toomp production with high and low synthesizer notes -- all of which sound like severely pitched-down synthetic horn lines -- drawn out to the point where they're practically bleeding into one another; T.I. similarly extends his syllables "Just keep it very cooool, or we will bury yooou" for maximum looming effect. The track is emblematic of the album in that T.I. is basically saying the same things he has said many times before, but he's finding slightly different ways to say them, and as long as he doesn't get lackadaisical and his producers keep up, he'll be at the top of his game. The swarming all-out-assault "I'm Talking to You" and the Rick Rubin-worthy "You Know Who" play roles similar to that of Urban Legend's "Bring Em Out," and though neither one is quite as swift, they add further muscle to an MC who tends to be regarded as smooth. Some of the less energetic tracks weigh the 75-minute album down, but "Why You Wanna" works surprisingly well, given that T.I. tends to sound out of place when he's playing loverman and that the plangent keyboards from Crystal Waters' "Gypsy Woman" really have no business being anywhere near a rap track. It is frustrating that T.I. has only been refining his material since 2003's Trap Muzik, but that has been more than enough to gradually raise his profile. Maybe he needs a flop to spark some risk-taking. For better or worse, it doesn't look like that will be happening anytime soon.
All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Released the same week as ATL, his big-screen debut, T.I.'s fourth album isn't the leap forward he's been threatening to make, but it does carry the best set of productions he has been given to work with, and it guarantees that he won't be leaving the singles charts any time soon. On a steady basis since 2003, the MC has been responsible for some of the most memorable rap singles of the decade. "24's," "T.I. vs. T.I.P.," "Rubberband Man," "Bring Em Out," "U Don't Know Me," and the underappreciated "ASAP" amount to a run as impressive as anyone else's during the same years, and the streak continued with King's first official single. The slow victory lap that is "What You Know" is T.I.'s greatest track yet, a Toomp production with high and low synthesizer notes -- all of which sound like severely pitched-down synthetic horn lines -- drawn out to the point where they're practically bleeding into one another; T.I. similarly extends his syllables ("Just keep it very cooool, or we will bury yooou") for maximum looming effect. The track is emblematic of the album in that T.I. is basically saying the same things he has said many times before, but he's finding slightly different ways to say them, and as long as he doesn't get lackadaisical and his producers keep up, he'll be at the top of his game. The swarming all-out-assault "I'm Talking to You" and the Rick Rubin-worthy "You Know Who" play roles similar to that of Urban Legend's "Bring Em Out," and though neither one is quite as swift, they add further muscle to an MC who tends to be regarded as smooth. Some of the less energetic tracks weigh the 75-minute album down, but "Why You Wanna" works surprisingly well, given that T.I. tends to sound out of place when he's playing loverman and that the plangent keyboards from Crystal Waters' "Gypsy Woman" really have no business being anywhere near a rap track. It is frustrating that T.I. has only been refining his material since 2003's Trap Muzik, but that has been more than enough to gradually raise his profile. Maybe he needs a flop to spark some risk-taking. For better or worse, it doesn't look like that will be happening anytime soon.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/28/2006
  • Label: Atlantic
  • UPC: 075678380020
  • Catalog Number: 83800
  • Sales rank: 9,597

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 King Back (4:12)
  2. 2 Front Back (3:42)
  3. 3 What You Know (4:34)
  4. 4 I'm Talkin' to You (5:40)
  5. 5 Live in the Sky (5:46)
  6. 6 Ride Wit Me (4:04)
  7. 7 The Breakup (Skit) - Mike Epps (1:56)
  8. 8 Why You Wanna (3:37)
  9. 9 Get It (3:40)
  10. 10 Top Back (4:42)
  11. 11 I'm Straight (6:35)
  12. 12 Undertaker (4:13)
  13. 13 Stand Up Guy (3:16)
  14. 14 You Know Who (2:54)
  15. 15 Goodlife (4:28)
  16. 16 Hello (3:34)
  17. 17 Told You So (4:22)
  18. 18 Bankhead (4:26)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
T.I. Primary Artist, Rap
Jamie Foxx Vocals
Shorty B. Bass, Guitar
UGK Rap
Common Rap
Pharrell Williams Vocals
Governor Rap
Travis Barker Drums
Young Buck Rap
Young Jeezy Rap
Young Dro Rap
Mike Epps Track Performer
Dawaun Parker Keyboards
PSC Rap
Technical Credits
Mannie Fresh Producer
Keith Mack Producer, Audio Production
C. Waters Composer
R. Davies Composer
L. Hutson Composer
Anthony Kilhoffer Engineer
Tony Galvin Producer
Travis Barker Programming, Producer
Just Blaze Producer
C. Harris Composer
Kasseem Dean Composer
Jason Geter Executive Producer
James Lopez Director
Robert Gold Producer
E.J. Gold Composer
Orlando Rashid Engineer
Kannon "Caviar" Cross Producer
K. Cates Composer
Elliot Carter Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    T.I IS THE KING!!!!!!!

    I was born and raised and still live in ATLANTA,GEORGIA (THE DIRTY SOUTH) and T.I is the KING of ATLANTA in my book. I Like is STYLE. He is Confident, Rough and Raw and with a lot of Emotion. I Love all of his C.D's and this is another #1 if you don't have it you got to get it and then you will really know why he is the KING!!! He's a Fantastic Artist, and I love how he gives back and helps out his community. "T.I. keep up the good work and continue to stay grounded and you will always be the "KING"!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    T.I. IS HOTTTTTT!!!!!!! BURNIN BABY

    DUDE THIS CD IS OF DA HOOK .IT IS A MUST IF YOU DONT LIKE RAP YOUR MISSIN ALOT OF GOOD STUFF .BUY THIS CD PEEPS IT IS TOTALLY OUT OF THIS WORLD I COULD LISTEN TO IT QUOTE"" "OVER AND OVER AGAIN" RING A A BELL IT IS TIM MCGRAW AND NELLY ANYWAYS BUY IT OR ELSE YOU- KNOW -WHAT !!!!!!!!!!!! TRUST ME YOU WILL LOVE IT

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    Posted October 21, 2009

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