Paper Trail [Clean Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
House arrest would likely slow anyone's daily routine. It probably played a factor in T.I.'s decision to write down his rhymes for the first time since his debut. A year of jail time on the horizon would, just the same, impact a writer's output, and it has done just that on Paper Trail. Plenty of these tracks have nothing to do with T.I.'s federal weapons conviction -- escapist fare like the number one Hot 100 single "Whatever You Like" and the mindnumbing "Porn Star," where he's barely coasting -- but there is a sense of urgency and a new dimension of self-reflection not touched upon throughout the holding pattern that was T.I. vs T.I.P. And when he's just battling, as on...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
House arrest would likely slow anyone's daily routine. It probably played a factor in T.I.'s decision to write down his rhymes for the first time since his debut. A year of jail time on the horizon would, just the same, impact a writer's output, and it has done just that on Paper Trail. Plenty of these tracks have nothing to do with T.I.'s federal weapons conviction -- escapist fare like the number one Hot 100 single "Whatever You Like" and the mindnumbing "Porn Star," where he's barely coasting -- but there is a sense of urgency and a new dimension of self-reflection not touched upon throughout the holding pattern that was T.I. vs T.I.P. And when he's just battling, as on "I'm Illy," he reaches a level of indignant rage that manages to top that of "I'm Talkin' to You." The M.I.A.-sampling, Kanye West-produced "Swagga Like Us" features verses from Jay-Z, West, and Lil Wayne, but its chunky, rugged, alien beat could've hit even harder with just T.I., whose pent-up swagger makes for the best vocal fit. The cut with multiple features that is deserving of even more talk is "On Top of the World," where B.o.B. and (especially) Ludacris complement atypical wealth-related T.I. boasts like "Cousins in college -- where you think they get tuition from?" The production work also helps place the album above T.I. vs T.I.P.; Toomp's return provides some much needed punch, as does Danja's slow motion, almost bluesy, organ-drenched beat for "No Matter What." [A clean edition was also made available.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/30/2008
  • Label: Atlantic
  • UPC: 075678993107
  • Catalog Number: 511265
  • Sales rank: 118,484

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 56 Bars (Intro) (3:02)
  2. 2 I'm Illy (4:06)
  3. 3 Ready for Whatever (5:12)
  4. 4 On Top of the World - B.o.B (5:00)
  5. 5 Live Your Life - Rihanna (5:38)
  6. 6 Whatever You Like (4:09)
  7. 7 No Matter What (5:15)
  8. 8 My Life Your Entertainment (4:56)
  9. 9 Porn Star (3:31)
  10. 10 Swing Ya Rag (3:18)
  11. 11 What Up, What's Haapnin' (5:01)
  12. 12 Every Chance I Get (4:49)
  13. 13 Swagga Like Us (5:27)
  14. 14 Slide Show - John Legend (3:42)
  15. 15 You Ain't Missin' Nothing (5:10)
  16. 16 Dead and Gone (7:31)
  17. 17 [CD-Rom Track]
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
T.I. Primary Artist
Larry Gold Conductor
Peter Nocella Viola
Stevie Salas Guitar
Emma Kummrow Violin
Igor Szwec Violin
Gregory Teperman Violin
David Siegel Keyboards
Ghislaine Fleischmann Violin
Ricco Barrino Vocals
Michelle Bishop Violin
Carol Briselli Viola
Eliza Cho Violin
James J. Cooper III Cello
Canei Finch Keyboards
Technical Credits
DJ Toomp Audio Production
Chris Gehringer Mastering
Larry Gold Arranger, String Arrangements
Bill Orcutt Cover Illustration
Ian Wright Cover Illustration
James Scheffer Composer
Paul Foley Engineer
Lil C Audio Production
Kanye West Producer, Audio Production
Swizz Beatz Producer, Audio Production
Mike Caren Producer, Audio Production
Justin Timberlake Producer
Glenn Schick Mastering
Just Blaze Producer, Audio Production
Jim Jonsin Producer, Audio Production
Matteo Bolzoni Engineer
Jason Geter Executive Producer
Greg Gigendad Burke Art Direction
Drumma Boy Audio Production
Elvis Williams Audio Production
Chuck Diesel Producer, Audio Production
Robert Marks Engineer
Danja Audio Production
Derrick Selby Engineer
James "Nard" Rosser Producer, Engineer, Audio Production
Rob Knox Producer, Audio Production
Rob Gold Producer
Josh Gudwin Engineer
Balan Composer
Smith Composer
Makeba Composer
The Individualz Audio Production
Harris Composer
Marcella Araica Engineer
Elliot Carter Engineer
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