Music is always going to be T.I.’s first love no matter how frustrated he gets with the rap game, or how successful his VH1 show The Family Hustle: T.I. and Tiny becomes. His latest single “Trap Back Jumpin” from the forthcoming Trouble Man sounds like the days he soared with Trap Muzik. If there’s one thing T.I. knows about, and raps about well, it’s the trap. T.I. returns to an era where one would hear his music blasting from every car’s speakers in the southern region. Before New York would embrace southern trap music.
In our interview with the self-proclaimed King he noted that for Trouble Man he wanted to give the very early fans what they’ve been missing. “I think that this particular project I spent a lot of time trying to give the Trap Muzik [and] I’m Serious fans records that they can identify with, where they can think he’s back in his element of when I first fell in love with his music.” The keyboard heavy track produced by DJ Toomp seems to be what the doctor ordered for the Kang. “Kick trap s— when I feel like it/Dope boys know what I live like/Dinero off kilos/Big bank rolls on c-lows/Off Ozs make zero/Here we go,” reminds those who’ve forgotten that T.I.’s rhyme skills when he’s in the zone are hard body. Sometimes in life, and in music, you just have to go back to the basics.
“Trap Back Jumpin” [Hip Hop DX]
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