The comeback of T.I. has been two years in the making. Years of being a background player got old to the Atlanta rhymesmith. In 2008, T.I. claimed the top spot in the rap game and was destined for big things.
But, T.I.’s past would come back to haunt him, his family, and his fans. His 2007 gun charge would lead to him spending nine months in prison. Leading up to his prison time, T.I. did all he could to redeem himself and he took responsibility for his actions.
Late in 2009, T.I. was free from prison and fans were excited about his new music, but were delivered the underwhelming “I’m Back” single. During the summer of 2010, T.I. released another single, “Got Your Back” with Keri Hilson, which also had a flat reaction. Still, fans were ready for more T.I., but a drug charge in Los Angeles changed things.
Sent back to prison for eleven months, the hip hop world prepared to stick a fork in T.I. When he came out of prison, he accepted responsibility for what he did and began restoring his career. The day he got out of prison, T.I. linked with DJ Drama and began recording. T.I. remixed Future’s “Magic” and Jay-Z and Kanye West’s “Niggas in Paris,” with the prior becoming the official single.
Next would come “Here Ye, Hear Ye” with Pharrell, a verse on Meek Mill’s “I’ma Boss (remix),” and the Fuck da City Up mixtape. While the energy was back and the streets were fed, T.I. lacked that one hit single. Given the changes in the game, many question if he can score another hit. Regardless, T.I. is finally preparing his Trouble Man album and the most-discussed single is “Sorry,” featuring Andre 3000.
Before the single was even released, Andre 3000 said there would be no music video for “Sorry.” Still, much discussion has surrounded “Sorry,” so much discussion until fans felt as if they missed the actual release of the song. Not to worry, however, as T.I. will release “Sorry” tomorrow. Today, in the meantime, T.I. hands off the official artwork of the single.