By The Hip Hop Writer
Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer
Back in 2009, there was no doubting who the biggest rapper in the game was. Watching many rappers dominate the game, T.I. played the background role before truly assuming his position in the game. T.I. turned himself into a household name in 2004-2005 with his Jay-Z sample on “Bring ‘Em Out,” but found himself still playing from behind.
When T.I. began receiving mainstream attention, G-Unit was introducing Game and there also was Ja Rule’s comeback. Once this blew over, T.I. was overlooked by Lil Wayne and his movement. However, T.I. continued to playing his position and finally took over the top of the game before he was sentenced to prison.
Before his prison stints, T.I. was releasing an album every year. However, with his legal woes, T.I. was forced to take time off. During the promotion of Trouble Man: Heavy is the Head, T.I. announced the follow-up, Trouble Man: He Who Wears the Crown. T.I. recently talked to Rap-Up.com about the album, saying he was close to 70% done with the album.
Watch the entire interview below: