Today In Hip-Hop: T.I. Releases ‘Paper Trail’

On this day, September 26, in hip-hop history...  2008: A year after dropping T.I. vs. T.I.P. to mixed reviews, T.I. releases Paper Trail, his sixth studio album and arguably his best body of work to date. As he began working on the 16-track project, the Atlanta native faced a multitude of hardships in his personal life. While still mourning the loss of his best friend and bodyguard, Philant, T.I. was also awaiting trial for federal weapons and possessions charges, for which he would later serve prison time. These adversities resulted in some of the best music T.I. has ever made, as Paper Trail went on to earn ...

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