Atlanta’s trap pioneer T.I has transcended rap in recent years. Starring in Reality TV shows and increasingly being used in Hollywood blockbusters, T.I. legacy has long been cemented in hip-hop and deserves to be building himself a bigger platform for his music to be received.
Ten years ago today, T.I. released his sixth studio album Paper Trail. Considered a classic by many, Paper Trail featured some of T.I’s greatest hits from the posse cut Swagga Like Us to the Rihanna assisted Live Your Life. The album features a number of hip-hop’s heavyweights Jay Z, Kanye West, Lil Wayne, B.o.B and Ludacris alongside pop superstars Justin Timberlake, Usher, John Legend and the aforementioned Rihanna.
Just Blaze, Swizz Beatz and Kanye West produced on the album which charted in 12 countries including Japan, UK and peaking at number one in the US. Paper Trail is certified gold in the UK, platinum in Canadas and 2x platinum in the US.