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T.I. vs T.I.P.
     

T.I. vs T.I.P.

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by T.I.
 

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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

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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.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/03/2007
Label:
Atlantic
UPC:
0075678998218
catalogNumber:
201468

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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
J. Smith   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
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
J. Smith   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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T.I. vs T.I.P. 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
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!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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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