T.I.
King


4.0
excellent

Review

by O.J. Simpson USER (17 Reviews)
April 13th, 2010 | 34 replies


Release Date: 2006 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Magnum T.I.

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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O.J. Simpson
April 14th 2010


408 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

yep

Mars Blackmon
April 14th 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...

Mars Blackmon
April 14th 2010


351 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Why did he make an alt?

Mars Blackmon
April 14th 2010


351 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

?????

Mars Blackmon
April 14th 2010


351 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

NO NOT REALLY

MUNGOLOID
April 14th 2010


4524 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

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



nice review too.

cvlts
April 14th 2010


9700 Comments


album rulez.

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


5511 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

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O.J. Simpson
April 15th 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


5511 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

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

qwe3
April 17th 2010


21814 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

this better than paper trail because i love that album.



also lol immortal technique

illmitch
April 17th 2010


5511 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

its better than paper trail imo my rating is probably a little low

qwe3
April 17th 2010


21814 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

sweet im getting it

qwe3
January 27th 2011


21814 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

what you know is awesome

JizzInMyPants
January 27th 2011


2904 Comments


ya what you know is an absolute epic song

BigHans
March 24th 2011


30957 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

WHAT YOU KNOW ABOUT THAT

WHAT YOU KNOW ABOUT THAT HEY

WHAT YOU KNOW ABOUT THAT UH



I KNOW ALL ABOUT THAT



EH



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