Today In Hip-Hop: T.I. Releases ‘Trap Muzik’

On this day, August 19, in hip-hop history... 2003: After his first album, I'm Serious, debuted to poor sales in 2001, T.I. asked for a joint venture with Arista Records or to be released from his contract. The label, not wanting to sink anymore money into his career, granted T.I. his release and he soon returned to the lab to record new music. After dropping a couple of street tapes with his then-budding DJ, DJ Drama and making a guest appearance on Bone Crusher's hit, "Neva Scared," the industry came knocking back on his door after the buzz began to grow, again. ...

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