T.I.
King


4.0
excellent

Review

by Joe Schmoh USER (17 Reviews)
April 13th, 2010 | 31 replies | 10,761 views


Release Date: 2006 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Magnum T.I.

6 of 6 thought this review was well written

T.I. has always been a prime example of an excellent mainstream rapper from the south. He exudes confidence with every single breath he breaths over the microphone, swinging comfortably from snare hit to snare hit like Tarzan of the beats. However, whether it’s Ludacris, Rick Ross, or T.I., the problems are all the same. T.I. has no idea at all how to balance an album together. At least he didn’t until he went towards recording King, an album whose title obviously aims towards magnum opus, a record that balances T.I.’s softer side done right with effortless gruff confidence placed on balling records. Basically, King shows T.I. ripping to his full potential.

With women, he’s evolved into this sort of country gentlemen, and he shows this over swelling, swollen synthesizers that make his softer side truly something to behold. And yet, it seems like what the real shine still are the bangers. Throughout the first couple of tracks, we get brassed-out Just Blaze instrumentals at their very best; we get a collaboration with UGK, the woozy synths of banging hit “What You Know”, and the menacing backward bounce of “I’m Talkin to You”, and on each one T.I. shows his flowing dexterity. The highlight of the entire record, surprisingly, might be Swizz Beatz contribution in “Get It”, a hot, jumbled horn mess served to T.I. in perfect condition for him to rip it up.

Even the weak tracks sound strong due to T.I.’s superfluous confidence. Normally, records like this just sound like wastes of good beats (Rick Ross, I’m lookin at you tubby), but T.I. serves these beats with pure swag and rhythmic ability. He doesn’t even need to rhyme about anything important or relevant, he’s got enough fun punchlines and self-confidence to cover that up. T.I. manages to spend the entire record outshining every single guest, making every beat his own, and even being respectful to the ladies as opposed to misogynistic. Overall, a triumph.



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Bulldog
April 13th 2010



3796 Comments


is this better than trap muzik?

O.J. Simpson
April 13th 2010



408 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

yep

Mars Blackmon
April 13th 2010



351 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Yes it is. Good review bro pos

You're new right? Wow I really need to finish that Long Live the Kane review...

Bulldog
April 13th 2010



3796 Comments


No, this is a hyde alt.

Mars Blackmon
April 13th 2010



351 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Why did he make an alt?

Bulldog
April 13th 2010



3796 Comments


He has eighty-seven of them, to be exact.

Mars Blackmon
April 13th 2010



351 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

?????

Bulldog
April 13th 2010



3796 Comments


Yea, you didn't know?


Mars Blackmon
April 13th 2010



351 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

NO NOT REALLY

MUNGOLOID
April 13th 2010



4290 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

i used to own this album and loved mostly every catchy minute of it.

nice review too.

cvlts
April 13th 2010



8954 Comments


album rulez.

Bulldog
April 14th 2010



3796 Comments


Nah, he doesn't really have 87 alts, but he has well over ten I'd bet. Well, not alts, per se, just he jumps accounts frequently.

Mars Blackmon
April 14th 2010



351 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Do you know him in real life?

shortz
April 14th 2010



201 Comments


I really like this album, but found myself liking Paper Trail slightly more...

Good review.

illmitch
April 14th 2010



5429 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

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O.J. Simpson
April 14th 2010



408 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

holy shit i'm spazzin

SlyJak
April 16th 2010



68 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

Corporate shills.

O.J. Simpson
April 16th 2010



408 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

more like i'm having fun listening to rap and you aren't

illmitch
April 17th 2010



5429 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

lol slyjak has an immortal technique album rated 5 thats all im gonna say

qwe3
April 17th 2010



21355 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

this better than paper trail because i love that album.

also lol immortal technique



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