17. “We Takin Over,” DJ Khaled Featuring Akon, Rick Ross, Birdman, Fat Joe, T.I., Lil Wayne
The scope of Khaled’s boastful declaration is only fully understood after hearing T.I.’s territorial roll call.
16. “Poppin Bottles” Featuring Drake
Tip gets to say “dork,” while Drizzy owns his “boom shakalaka” delivery. A head-bobbing club anthem for revelers who like to observe from the sidelines but leave possibility of standing on the furniture open.
15. “Big S–t Poppin’ (Do It)”
Everyone needs a song to describe exactly what is up, so consider this Tip clarification that despite legal troubles and family obligations he remains a multifaceted multi-millionaire whose influence extends to music, film, television, and books.
14. “Go Get It”
The braggadocious first single off last year’s LP reminds us why Tip is still on top by littering off a list of designer duds in his closet. Superficial still official, natch.
There’s a sense of urgency in the way T.I. runs through his checklist of grievances from his peers and local law enforcement officials, and a systematic approach to proving them wrong. But that’s as far as it goes. In this day of social media madness, it’s nice to know T.I. is abstaining from hip-hop feuds (“rap beef I ain’t gonna participate in none of that”).