It's been said before, but T.I. being stuck in his house and actually writing verses has done wonders for him after a mediocre period. On "Ain't I" Young LA and Tip calmly swing through their verses, and considering that T.I. is rapping about his "situation," we weren't exactly expecting calmness. Also, Young Dro references the macarena while bulldozing through the track. But that's why we like him, Dro sounds like he is rapping New Journalism on every song, his lyrics are a continuous sentence of breathless "ands," constantly sounding excited. Side note: The other day we found a burned copy of King in the office and we put it on the stereo, it started skipping three tracks in but we totally forgot how epic that album was.
May 15, 2008