T.I. vs T.I.P. [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
T.I. has been playing with the split-personality concept for years, most notably on 2003's "T.I. vs T.I.P.," where the only strict differences were laid out like this: T.I.P.'s women sell weed and have gold teeth, while T.I.'s women have jobs and good credit, and T.I.P. is neither as paid nor as laid-back as T.I. Four years on, after getting real paid King was the most successful rap album of 2006, the MC constructs an entire album around the penthouse and pavement concept, dividing the program into three acts: T.I.P. seven tracks, T.I. seven tracks, and T.I. vs T.I.P. four tracks. This is also signified in the album's outer sleeve and booklet photos. Roughneck T.I. scowls...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
T.I. has been playing with the split-personality concept for years, most notably on 2003's "T.I. vs T.I.P.," where the only strict differences were laid out like this: T.I.P.'s women sell weed and have gold teeth, while T.I.'s women have jobs and good credit, and T.I.P. is neither as paid nor as laid-back as T.I. Four years on, after getting real paid King was the most successful rap album of 2006, the MC constructs an entire album around the penthouse and pavement concept, dividing the program into three acts: T.I.P. seven tracks, T.I. seven tracks, and T.I. vs T.I.P. four tracks. This is also signified in the album's outer sleeve and booklet photos. Roughneck T.I. scowls from a beat-down stoop, gripping a wad of cash; dapper T.I.P. kicks back in a plush den, holding a shot glass. T.I.P. tends to scowl through his rhymes, while you can picture a heavy-lidded T.I. in the vocal booth. Otherwise, the concept is only somewhat perceptible through the sequence of songs, and it's the only way of positioning the album as something beyond just another T.I. release. After the sustained greatness through Trap Muzik, Urban Legend, and King, a fall-off of some degree had to be expected -- especially after reaching the top after a steady climb -- and that's exactly what happens. Though he undeniably remains one of the top MCs, T.I. tends to either reheat familiar material with less fire or tread dangerously close to unrelatable Kingdom Come-like "Look at who's obnoxiously shedding his underdog status!" routines as on "My Swag". The productions similarly do not match up to past successes, and even some of obvious choices for singles fall short of past tracks that were never thought to be released as singles. The album is generally enjoyable, and it's doubtful T.I. has to worry about being dethroned within the near future.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/3/2007
  • Label: Atlantic
  • UPC: 075678998218
  • Catalog Number: 201468
  • Sales rank: 4,762

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Act I: T.I.P. (2:22)
  2. 2 Big Things Poppin' (Do It) (4:47)
  3. 3 Raw (3:51)
  4. 4 You Know What It Is (4:47)
  5. 5 Da Dopeman (5:09)
  6. 6 Watch What You Say to Me (4:45)
  7. 7 Hurt - Alfamega (4:50)
  8. 8 Act II: T.I. (1:46)
  9. 9 Help Is Coming (4:25)
  10. 10 My Swag (4:34)
  11. 11 We Do This (3:33)
  12. 12 Show It to Me (3:18)
  13. 13 Don't You Wanna Be High (3:59)
  14. 14 Touchdown (4:42)
  15. 15 Act III: T.I. vs T.I.P. the Confrontation (1:46)
  16. 16 Tell 'Em I Said That (4:54)
  17. 17 Respect This Hustle (4:26)
  18. 18 My Type (4:50)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
T.I. Primary Artist
Dennis D-Moe Moorehead Keyboards
Luis Resto Keyboards
Joe Powell Bass
Jerry "Wonda" Duplessis Percussion
Charles Pettaway Strings
Lyor Cohen Vocals
Kevin Liles Vocals
Tony Galvin Keyboards
Just Blaze Vocals
Ryan West Bass, Vocals
Byron Thomas Drums
Jason Geter Vocals
Julie Greenwald Vocals
Jamaal Andrews Bass
James Burk Piano
Michael Kyser Vocals
Lex Lucaxi Piano
Terrell Sass Drums
Technical Credits
Jeff Bass Composer, Producer
Mannie Fresh Producer
Chris Gehringer Mastering
Keith Mack Producer
Andrew Wright Engineer
Wyclef Jean Producer
Jerry "Wonda" Duplessis Producer
Joe Warlick Engineer
Lil C Producer
Eminem Producer
Tony Galvin Arranger, Programming, Producer
Just Blaze Producer
Kevin Cates Producer
Byron Thomas Engineer
T.I.P. Executive Producer
T.I. Producer
Tony Campana Engineer
Shane "Bermy" Woodley Engineer
Jason Geter Executive Producer
James Lopez Marketing Consultant
Sedeck Jean Producer, Instrumentation
Robert Gold Photo Production
Keith "Lil Wonda" Duplessis Producer
Mike DeSalvo Engineer
Kannon "Caviar" Cross Producer
Steven Holdren Producer
Brad "Dirt" Horne Engineer
Bao Quoc Pham Producer
Sara Pine Photo Production
Corey "Oz" Simon Producer
Howard Wright Producer, Engineer
Marcella Araica Engineer
Elliot Carter Producer, Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Da Bomb!

    This is the bomb! Loved it, but you have got to check out his latest...."Me Against The World." I put that bad boy in heavy rotation on da iPod. I like um all, but I make sure I hear that "Swing your rag" on da daily. Yeah....yeah....represent that ATL! You know how we do!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A reviewer

    I was impressed with TI's third release Urban Legend. But this album is strictly for the mainstream audience with dollars to spend. The production is watered down and the lyrics more of the same braggadocio with less fire.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    T.I.P. is nothing 2 play with..

    This C.D. is off da hook. I like the way he keeps everything balanced and definately call out a lot of these wack rapper or fake gangsta's.. But this joint is definatley worth getting, and his beats r off the hook but his words make the song even better.. Tracks 2,3,4,5,6,10,11,14,15,16,17 I love them joints... Especially numba 3,4,5,6 man the whole cd bangs..Big up 2 Wyclef for those hot tracks

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A reviewer

    Omg t.I i love u so much u r such a good rapper n sooooooo cute n sexy i hope i can meet u soon!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The King is back........

    I have all the T.I. CD's and he is by far the best rapper around There's not one rapper i like more than him. You can guarantee i'm gonna be at the store today to buy it since it comes out today.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    T.I Da King

    T.I's one of my favorite rappers and the album is expected to be great. The production and appearances are crazy and Big Things Poppin is already a top 30 hit.

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