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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
T.I. went through big ups and big downs after the release of 2003's Trap Muzik. Right after watching two successive singles -- "24s" and "Rubber Band Man" -- become the most successful hits of his career, he was put behind bars for violating probation that resulted from a 1997 arrest on cocaine distribution and the manufacturing and distribution of a controlled substance. He received a three-year prison sentence, only to be granted a work-release program that allowed him to continue making music he proceeded to record several albums' worth of material. Then there was the MC's surprise performance at a concert for an Atlanta radio station, where he avenged the alleged shots...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
T.I. went through big ups and big downs after the release of 2003's Trap Muzik. Right after watching two successive singles -- "24s" and "Rubber Band Man" -- become the most successful hits of his career, he was put behind bars for violating probation that resulted from a 1997 arrest on cocaine distribution and the manufacturing and distribution of a controlled substance. He received a three-year prison sentence, only to be granted a work-release program that allowed him to continue making music he proceeded to record several albums' worth of material. Then there was the MC's surprise performance at a concert for an Atlanta radio station, where he avenged the alleged shots Lil' Flip took at him while he was incarcerated. And that hardly covers all the events that transpired during the 15 months that led to Urban Legend, the follow-up to Trap Muzik. With all that chaos surrounding T.I., it's disappointing to hear him retracing his steps, rewriting old lines, developing with little progress. At the negative end, there's "Countdown," a flimsy rehash of "Rubber Band Man." At the positive end, there's "Bring Em Out" -- a rowdy Swizz Beatz production with blaring synth horns and a sampled Jay-Z from "What More Can I Say" acting as hype man, in which T.I. rides the beat while bouncing off it at the same time. Some of his most incisive moments are delivered when the mood is somber, as on "Prayin for Help," where he expresses pain and regret without dealing in clich├ęs. Mannie Fresh, the Neptunes, Jazze Pha, and Scott Storch also contribute beats; some are perfectly satisfactory, none are highlight-reel worthy. Perhaps it's asking too much to expect T.I. to show as much growth here as he did on Trap Muzik, but -- as is the case with Jadakiss -- remaining patient for that classic album and you know he has one in him is getting tough.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/30/2004
  • Label: Atlantic
  • UPC: 075678373428
  • Catalog Number: 83734
  • Sales rank: 22,283

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Tha King (3:24)
  2. 2 Motivation (3:34)
  3. 3 U Don't Know Me (4:03)
  4. 4 Asap (4:44)
  5. 5 Prayin for Help (4:22)
  6. 6 Why U Mad at Me (3:53)
  7. 7 Get Loose (4:12)
  8. 8 What They Do (3:48)
  9. 9 The Greatest (4:22)
  10. 10 Get Ya S*** Together (4:05)
  11. 11 Freak Though (3:43)
  12. 12 Countdown (4:55)
  13. 13 Bring Em Out (3:36)
  14. 14 Limelight - Big Kuntry (5:03)
  15. 15 Chillin With My B**** (3:56)
  16. 16 Stand Up (4:42)
  17. 17 My Life (5:13)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
T.I. Primary Artist
Tony Love Bass, Guitar
P$C Track Performer
Big Kuntry Track Performer
Technical Credits
Leslie Brathwaite Engineer
Mannie Fresh Producer
Kenny Gamble Composer
S. Jordan Composer
Scott Spencer Storch Producer, Audio Production
Malcolm Young Composer
Corey Williams Engineer
D.P. "Dad" Carter Composer
KLC Producer, Audio Production
Lil Jon Producer, Audio Production
Daz Dillinger Producer
The Neptunes Producer
Jason Smith Composer
Chad Hugo Composer
J.K. Simmons Composer
Swizz Beatz Producer, Audio Production
Mike Caren Engineer
C. Thomas Composer
Lavell Crump Producer
DJ Troomp Producer
Kevin Cates Producer
C. Harris Composer
Andrew Coleman Engineer
T.I.P. Executive Producer
Zack Odom Engineer
Kasseem Dean Composer
N. "Fury" Loftin Composer
Chris Carmouche Engineer
Jason Geter Executive Producer
Sanchez "RockHead" Holmes Producer, Engineer
Greg Gigendad Burke Art Direction
James Lopez Marketing
Jeremiah Claudius Assistant Tracking Engineer
Cameron Huff Engineer
Cyrus Shamir Engineer
Storty B Producer
Fury Producer
Brian "Big Bass" Gardner Mastering
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A real sincere artist

    Man T.I. was too real with this one. I really enjoyed this record he came real hard with it. I hope he keeps doing his thing and don't mind the hataz...It's Motivation!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    king of da south

    tha cd iz gangsta its alot of growth my favorite song iz get loose overal its tha bestcd of tha year yo ti keep ya head up pimp

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Urban Legend Of The South!!

    T.I.'s new CD is the bomb. His music seems to be getting more creative and interesting. This is a classic CD just like "Trap Muzik" and "I'm Serious" are. Overall, a flawless Hip-Hop CD. My favorites are "Get Loose", "Get Ya S*** Together", "U Don't Know Me", "Bring Em Out", "Tha King".

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