T.I. is overrated

When I read the news the other day that Alanta rapper TI had been cast to star alongside Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe in the upcoming film American Gangster, I couldn’t help but think that this was just a case of the studio finding the best-selling rapper at the time and casting him in a film. They couldn’t have thought that the guy has much in the way of personal charisma.

Buoyed by monster single “What You Know,” TI’s most recent album King had one of the year’s best first week sales, and one of the best by a rapper by far. But then it’s dropped precipitously since then and from what I understand has failed to hit the two million mark. For the sake of comparison, 50 Cent’s The Massacre had sold more than twice as many copies by this time last year.

As such, I think you can’t help but view King as somewhat of a failure. With its array of quality work by top notch producers, one of the only contemporary albums you can compare it to is the Game’s 2005 debut the Documentary, which also did much better. Granted, the Game was down with the G-Unit machine, but he also reps the West Coast at a time when people couldn’t care less about California if it was in Canada.

And rightfully so, of course.

If there’s a recent album that also merits comparison, it’s Busta Rhymes’ the Big Bang, which has done even worse than King. If there’s a difference, it’s that I don’t think that the Big Bang can compare to either TI or Game’s album in terms of production. Newly artistically bankrupt Neptunes aside, King had its share of heat from both big name producers as well as whoever the hell Toomp is.

If there’s one thing I think all three of those albums had in common, it’s that the MCs themselves were all fairly less than compelling. The Game himself was the worst part of his own debut album, while I doubt any amount of controversy could make very many people give a shit about Busta Rhymes at this point. Similarly, I think it’s TI himself that’s holding King back from that proverbial next level.

He’s certainly one of the most (and only) technically gifted rappers in his region, and he’s garnered comparisons to Jay-Z which I do think carry a certain degree of validity. But over the course of four albums (five if you count the weed carriers joint), I don’t think he’s had nearly as many memorable moments. I wonder if songs like “What You Know” and “Why You Wanna” wouldn’t have been hits with any number of people rapping on them.

[Note: If this goes over well, next week I might have to explain why Lil' Wayne is not the South's Biggie and Young Jeezy is not the South's Nas. My bad, Sickamore, if I got the analogies mixed up. I shouldn't drink as much during the summer.]

  • http://alf.com ugh

    FASCINATING PErSPECTIVE YOU REALLY KNOW THE RAP GAME

  • King Of the South

    T.I. iz wack

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    FOIST!

  • http://n/a Alphalad

    I agree highly. T.I. should have been a one hit wonder but for some strange reason has manage to hang on.

  • New York Nigga

    50 Cent iz alwayz brought up in an article man i guess it iz tru “everywhere i go i mean like everywhere i be people runnin their mouth u see how they talk bout me”

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    Now that that’s outta the way..

    Why hasn’t anyone brought up that “What you know” sounds EXACTLY LIKE A YOUNG JEEZY SONG??? The adlibs, the voice, the whole damm thing!!

    I like the song (i agree that any semi-competant rapper could hit with that beat), but there’s definitely some “swagger jacking” (the stupidest new phrase in hip-hop since everyone started “movements”–altho’ maybe “movement” is the cover-up term for “not selling any records”) going on in T.I. land.

    Also, no matter what anybody walking this earth might say: The day T.I., Jeezy, & Weezy become the new BIG, Jay, & Nas is the day Bol has a threesome with Tara Henley & Natalie Portman.

  • New York Nigga

    oh yea nigga u must be coup up inside that house cause if any rapper see’s you ther gon fuk u up 4 reel u talk so much shit

  • MIKE MURDA

    TI IS NOT OVERRATED BUT HES NOT THE KING YOUNG BUCK IS G UNIT RIDER

  • G Off

    T.I. will always be one of the better B Level rappers- he’s just not good enough to make the jump.

    He should really get the herp under control as well.

  • Cptn. Obvious

    TI is overrated… and in other news George Bush is a fucking idiot. Care to tell us something that isn’t blatantly obvious?

  • rizzop

    TI is not and never will be a jay-z. Biggie Jay and NAS are LEGENDS for the rhymes they spit. TI has a was to go b4 he can be considered that. Biggie is a legend off of 2 albums. I cant think of any verses Wayne, jeezy, or Tip had me saying “rewind that shit”!!! But i cant quote BIg JAY and NAS all day.

  • rizzop

    sorry i meant can

  • Sarutama

    T.I. Is one of the only southern rappers that I don’t honestly believe is at least someone mentally retarded.

    By the way, couldn’t be more right about California. Just heard that Jurassic 5 album and its just plain awful.

  • http://xxlmag.com Bol

    >Also, no matter what anybody walking this earth might say: The day T.I., Jeezy, & Weezy become the new BIG, Jay, & Nas is the day Bol has a threesome with Tara Henley & Natalie Portman.

    Well, perhaps my opinion has changed.

    A guy can change his mind, right?

  • pop a poppa

    i don’t think you have a very good point bol.
    have you ever thought the reason King
    and other rap albums ain’t been sellin’ this year is because the buying public (aka white people),
    has moved on from hip-hop.
    hip-hop started receiving an uptick in sales only when mtv showed some love to the music back in the late ’90s.
    in the last year or so mtv has since
    moved on to some indie rock type of
    shit as their new vehicle they are
    riding behind.
    shit… one of the biggest sellin’
    hip-hop albums this year ain’t even a
    hip-hop album (gnarls barkley).
    basically unless eminem or 50 drop an
    album NO rapper will get more than
    3 million in sales this year or next.
    add in the internet downloading and
    mixtapes bought on the street, and there you have your answer to why
    rap ain’t movin’ units.

  • Boner Jams 03

    Bol u are a bowl of shit

  • http://www.xxlmag.com taydogg

    why are you motherfuckers hating on the south,don’t be mad and talking about my bot T.I. should be a one hit wonder. If you pussies feel like you can do better,then do so and stop playa hating

  • the dough

    I want to hear The Transient’s opinion on this one, is there a possibility that T.I. is a “faggit ass nigga”?

  • Danja29

    i wouldn’t say this album is a disappointment at all. to date, it’s t.i.’s most high-profile album- meaning he’s one of a few who’ve actually ASCENDED with every album so far. A disappointment would be after all this high-profile shit to go back to being a regional favorite next time out. Or even worse, down to that level Lil’ Flip’s on right now.

  • yaboy

    graaaaow.

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    Um…Pardon my ignorance, but who’s H.L. Mencken?

  • Boner Jams 03

    Faybo from D4l is the best southern rapper

  • Boner Jams 03

    and pretty ricky is the best southern group

  • Boner Jams 03

    if ya’ll aint got pretty ricky’s mixtape “put it in my ass vol I” then ya’ll slippin

  • Boner Jams 03

    ^^Um…Pardon my ignorance, but who’s H.L. Mencken^^ Rey, H.L. Mencken is the name of Bol’s boy scout leader that used to touch him in his no-no places

  • I Fux

    pretty ricky that shit is ignorant, those monkeys need to get off the porch

  • pezee the jet eye

    I c u where ur comeinn from bol, but i think t.i. is jus now overrated. for a long time he has been better than 90% of the artist and no one gave him no respect!(I’m serious) but now that he has dumbed down for his audience it seems like he gettin his jus does when really he jus don’t deserve it. i am a big fan of clifford harris, and i jus hope lil homie can get his swagger back!!!!

  • aj

    TI best album was his last album b4 King. Not overrated just hot right now. King of the South can be at least 3 to 4 people but not name TIP!

  • tHe tRaNsIeNt

    shut da fukk up aj u deaf ass faggit

    urban legend wus wack..erybody know t.i best cd is trap musik..king wus dope tho

    bol

    oh bol

    u a faggit ass nigga bol

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    lol @ Richard Stubbone ’03

  • Boner Jams 03

    i finally agree with the transexual on something…trap musik is ti’s best work by far

  • tHe tRaNsIeNt

    do a column about my nigga cham aka king koopa on monday bol

  • New York Nigga

    Rick Ross – Freestyle(T.I. Diss) 3:58 Rick Ross DJ Fusion- Southern Comfort 3-
    Rick Ross iz dissin T.I. on da mixtape

  • e

    T.I is overrated Ludacris or Cham would have a way better album if they had the beats that were on king

  • Boner Jams 03

    yeah bol should do a column on chamillionaire on monday on how he has one of the WORST names in rap history….chamillionaire is right up there with joker da bailbondsman

  • Chris Villain

    POP A POPPA you are so right….i was going to comment on PIRACY… back in the early 90-97 basically the only way to COP them albums was to Buy it…so naturally sales will be down in comparisson to wat they used to be….NOTICE the rappers that GROSS the highest in album sales are rappers like 50 cent chingy and nelly they aint close to bein the best MC’s, the reason they sell so much is cuz they get alot of MTV air play with those “Candy Shop..One Call away..Down Down Baby” type shit…….In order for black ppl to buy albums of another rapper they Gotta Be really really really feelin them…and some still gone bootleg that shit…..and I do think T.I. is slightly overrated but he is still a very good rapper one of my Favorites in Fact….cant compare to JAY, Nas Or B.I.G but he is nice……and BOL you’re right Lil wayne is not the BIGGIE of the south….Last week i listen to all of biggies shit his albums freestyles etc…then i listened to Tha Carter 1 and 2 and the dedication 1 and 2, prefix suffix and other wayne mixtapes etc….and i give the better storytelling to BIGGIE(naturaly he told more stories than wayne do)….But wen it comes to flow delivery creativity in the punchlines, lyrics, swagger…i see wayne as better MC than B.I.G…..dont believe me just listen To Them Both And Contrast and you gotta listen hard cuz wayne got some clever shit in his rhymes…..

  • eastpoint outlaw

    i like ti and shit i dont thin he overated its just hte king album was a joke to me and i got all that nigga cds trap musik waz a classic he need to get his swagger back

    and bol any nigga that listen to yo faggot azz must got yo dick in they mouth gettin it ready to go in they ass

  • MEECHIE_DA_GOD

    the only reason T.I. was decent last album cuz his beef with lil flop.errrrr.flip… other than that that pretty bastid is lame as hell. and the other reason cuz all the dripping coochie females can see past his looks..if dude looked like craig mack with a s- curl…dude be on the shelf.

  • tHe tRaNsIeNt

    paul wall + cham-get ya mind correct cd = classic

    his newer stuff not as good but dude can really fukkin rhyme (da southern big l !!!) and i’m glad he blown up and sold 2 mill

    u stuck in da past faggits wudnt know naan bout dat tho

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    Chris Villain–

    You are going to be ethered about a million times over on this post, but at least you did your homework..

    I will respectfully disagree about Lil’ Wayne being better than BIG.

    (sic ‘em, transi!)

  • Boner Jams 03

    cmon now…nothin lil wayne has ever done can compare in flow, creativity and humor to big’s “niggaz bleed” and “i got a story to tell”

  • Boner Jams 03

    and big would never call himself diddy jr and greet puff by kissin him in his mouth

  • http://UG-RS.com Tyler

    We Southern people love y’alls hate. It feels so good 2 be on top. . . Wayne is #1 until someone proves all the rumors and I give #2 to T.I. and #3 to The Ross Boss until his album comes out and tanks. . so are there any New York rapper besides 50 ‘dat will crack the million mark? Doubt it so Until they do just keep hatin’ cause it keeps our pockets phat. Cool down wit’ the get down at: http://www.myspace.com/marcusorealiusmusic
    http://www.myspace.com/marcmaysrockandrollthug

  • the un-etherer

    If ifs and buts were candy and nuts everyday would be christmas muthafucka. What kind of bullshit post is this. Bol you need to shut the fuck up. You stan ass niggaz always trying to compare niggaz with your so called trinity of new york legends. This conversation is old extremely annoying and damn near homo. Shut the fuck up and let these niggaz be themselves. Since when is double fuckin platinum a failure dickhead? You soundin more and more like the cocksucker you are every post. I hope Bun B find you and slaps the shit outta you you fuck. BTW why dont you buy a beat from Toomp and see if you can get a top ten hit you fuckin dicksucking puss.

  • Boner Jams 03

    here comes tyler with all his “hate” talk…*i’m so sick of that word* we are talking talent here..and there’s no way in hell that weezy is better than big…lets not make this a south versus north issue

  • Fernando

    TIP’S Herpes are OUSTANDING!! Treat that SHIT! Its called Valtrex..What you know about THAT??? At least Mike Vick doesn’t do music videos with that shit just marinatin’ on his lips. KING is terrible, his only decent album was the first one.

    BOL – U look like Rick Ross after a month in a trash can. And if Cali is so irrelevant, then why are all the independant artists becomming Millionaires? BECAUSE THEY TURN DOWN THE BULLSHIT DEALS COMING FROM THE WEAK ASS RECORD COMPANIES THAT ALL THE HAPPY ONE-LINE NY EMCEES ARE MORE THAN WILLING TO TAKE. YAY AREAAAAA
    MAC DRE BITCHES!

  • http://www.saywordatl.com Jo Van Gogh

    Trap Muzik is a classic!

    All of his other albums can be overlooked as mere fodder for the lowest common denominator

  • Fernando

    Bol picture looks like hes about to spit out a fat load of cum after suckin off 50!! BIA BIA

  • tHe tRaNsIeNt

    “BOL – U look like Rick Ross after a month in a trash can.”

    LMAO

  • Boner Jams 03

    my name is Ron Mexico

  • DJ Lucky Luke

    Man, I gots to go PEE!

  • Enlightened

    THIS IS THE REAL ON T.I.

    Most of y’all (including Bol) never heard “I’m Serious” and “Trap Muzik”, his first 2 albums. I can tell by y’all comments, and you really shouldn’t say shit if you haven’t heard the man’s body or work.

    Now on “I’m Serious”, he was a young, lyrical beast! (King of the South really originated from being the King “lyrically”. Listen to the first album intro and the rest of the album – he explains. On “Trap Muzik” everything came together perfect, the lyrics, the rhymes = CLASSIC. That album can stand up to any Jay-Z or Biggie album (not any Pac album, but that’s a different story). No bullshit (despite the biased east coast reviewers).
    HOWEVER, after that he got obsessed with this “dope boy” shit and Urban Legend was his most sub-par album but still decent. He always talked about being a “dope boy”, but that came second to being an MC.

    After Young Jeezy dropped and blew the fuck up (somehow) he really got out of his zone and had to prove he’s the biggest dope boy and that he runs the streets of the A. Fuck that. If he had stayed on his “lyrical beast” pace, after 4 albums, he’d truly be in that category as the newest MC headed to a first ballot hall of fame appearance. Now, he’s turned into one of these “I’m not a rapper” rappers.

    Fuck that! If he can get back to his lyrical roots in time, he goes down as one of the all-time greats – hands down.

    If he stays on the path he is now, he’s going to lose to Jeezy in an ig’nant ass “I’m the best dope boy contest” and his career will begin to fade away in 2 years shortly after Jeezy’s.

  • http://www.facebook.com DEDICATION

    He’s certainly one of the most (and only) technically gifted rappers in his region, and he’s garnered comparisons to Jay-Z which I do think carry a certain degree of validity. MOTHERFUCKER STOP CONTRADICTING YOURSELF FIRST U SAY THE NIGGA IS OVERRATE THEN THE NEXT MOMENT U ALL OVER HIS NUT SAK STUPID BITCH!!!!!!!!!SEL

  • STFU

    bol, you should watch ATL the movie before you write a TI diss post.
    I rented that p.o.s. expecting some gangsta shit and got Roll Bounce. the movie is seriously about roller skating. TI on roller skates. i don’t remember seeing any roller skating in the preview, but when i got the movie: very much roller skating. TI on roller skates, bol. roller skates.

  • Big J

    TI is highly overrated, but so is that rhyme bittin ass Jay-Z, and Style stealing 50 who dished the shit on Ja and has now become that horrible little rodent.

  • e

    “I’m Serious” was sick but “trap muzik” was average “urban legend” had too many cameos and “king” had good beats and thats about it. T.I knows how to market himself lyrically he is on the same level as Trick Daddy or Young Buck good but not great.

  • Big J

    By the way, did Busta make that last song on his cd for himself? His cd was the most anticipated disaster of the year.

  • Boner Jams 03

    he was skatin

  • Enlightened

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    E
    You crazy as fuck. Simple as that.
    He’s on those niggas level lyrically based on Urban Legend and King because he’s trying to cater to that dope boy bullshit, but you couldn’t have really heard I’m serious to say some shit like that

  • http://www.deesassortednuts.com DirtySout’MixtapeBumper

    i always thought ti was underrated then he finally got his spot but somehow people took that shit too far i mean king was good but if you look at his past shyt its nothing new, an “wat u know” aint so hott compared to other songs on king or his other albums. “Why You Wanna” is hott but too soft, u cant bump dat shyt hard like some other songs shyts bordaline r&b. hez good but his raps gettin sof he rappin mo at bitchez, shyt like “heads popped off” is in da minor’ty.

  • Knuckz

    I agree that he is overrated when compared to greats like Cube, Face, Nas, Jay, Big etc. He always has the best song as his lead off single. Most of his songs are music and hook driven. Rubberband Man, Bring Em out & What You Know all have dope beats and catchy hooks. The full albums have all been a disappointment though. However, since this is the blueprint for today’s “fast food music,” then he is not really overrated.

  • JinnMaul

    Sometimes you on point, sometimes you not. You can’t just look at how many cd’s you sold, you have to look at downloads, ringtones, everything. No matter if T.I.’s KING cd doesn’t reach 2X platinum status, I’m sure he recouped and Atlantic made their money back, bottom line. So in those terms it was a success. T.I. got a nice flow with him and he killed that “I’m Talkin To You” shit. Cat’s is way to critical because they busy trying to be artist themselves. The rap fans are so fickle these days, an artist should be happy if they cell 10 fuckin cd’s. Ask Mobb Deep.

  • The Originator

    Finally I agree with bol T.I. Sucks!!!!

  • http://what? YES

    nas is the south’s young jeezy?

    wtf is that??

  • INTERSCOPE JACKSON

    i agree 100% bol, TI, is extremly overated & that King album is garbage

    TI aint the king of the south with that annoyin accent of his lol

  • DJ C “THe oLd SouL”

    While I liked T.I’s King, callin him the south’s Jay-Z is too much. He got a little more to do before we call him that. And calling T.I., Wayne, & Jeezy the new trio of Biggie, Jay, & Nas is the funniest thing I have every heard!!! Now the niggas are really, really trippin’!!!

  • gea

    You are a fucking idiot. All 3 of those albums sold good numbers considering that EVERYBODY DOWNLOADS music. T.I. is the KING and you should stop hating on the hit makers that are the only ones who can still make good hip hop. Your column sucks

  • Sonny Cheeba

    >>>Newly artistically bankrupt Neptunes aside, King had its share of heat from both big name producers as well as whoever the hell Toomp is.

    Dj Toomp is Dre to T.I.’s Snoop… he found T.I. and has pretty much done every GOOD single T.I. has ever had… and a fine person at that (these industry niggas 4 the most part are scum)

  • Bottle A E&J & a Handfull a Vicodin

    Is T.I. overated??? Yes
    Is Byron Crawford A Pussy?? Yes

    It’s all tha same thang ya know I
    just remember tha day that Bun B
    sonned tha shit out this Uncle Tom
    mufucka known as Byron “Bitchmade”
    Crawford AKA Uncle Ruckas illegit-
    imate sheet stain & it was fuckin
    priceless!!!

    Stay up Byron keep that hate in ya
    blood cause without coons like you
    us black folks would all be Uncle
    Toms hating on tha next man’s acc-
    omplishments just sit back with ya
    backpack grab you a Wine Spritzer &
    a veggie wrap pop in ya favorite De
    La Soul joint & rub one out cause you
    is official east coast pussy meat!!!

    100

  • breakdown

    He is the king, thay say people hate when your on top. Stop hating on the south. Damn

  • NY FINEST

    guess who was behind t.i album.motherfucking atlantic record.no wonder this guy is overrated. everytime you turn on mtv or bet and the radio they playing his song .like they say if you independent you aint goin no where,but if you work for corporate america you are the hottest mc in the game right now.

  • Lindemann

    H.L. Mencken definitely never boned Tara Henley or Natalie Portman. So I guess you do share something with him.

    I am fascinated by how you can make two H.L. Mencken references in two months while blogging about hip-hop, though. (On your personal site, as I recall, Elliott Wilson was hip-hop’s H.L. Mencken, which is pretty laughable given Wilson’s lazily allusive prose stylee as compared to Mencken’s impressively muscular prose. Nullus.) Are there any other intellectual references waiting to bubble up to the surface on XXL? Here are some suggestions:

    KRS-One is hip-hop’s Ezra Pound
    Rihanna is hip-hop’s Anna Mahler
    Boswell:Samuel Johnson::Memphis Bleek:Jay-Z

  • Bloodline

    Theres been Weak Mcs (Rappers that Suck) from South East and West. Just a boat load more from the south. (I’m talking slave boat shit)

  • Bloodline

    T.I is just one of the more talented out the boat load, it dont make him JayZ though.

  • Andrew

    50 sells more than anyone right now, 12 milloin with get rich or die tryin and 11 million with the massacre an 3 million with get rich or die tryin the soundtrack, busta hasn’t even went gold yet. t.i.’s sold 1.4 million, 50 cent sold 1.4 million in his first week with the massacre.

  • http://www.urbanology101.com The Critic
  • MEECHIE_DA_GOD

    well comming from a man that lives in the south..the great state of Texas. All a southern rapper needs a catchy hook and a decent beat. examples lil jon, that musical abortion of a group d4l and they inbred cousins Dem Franchise boyz. I will even shit on them bastids in houston Mike Jones and Paul Wall. As for T.I. thats all he is a dope beat and hooks. “rubberband man, be easy, bring em out, and what you know” When you listening to it on your pawn shop bought stereos are you saying the lyrics or the hooks.. I know young dumbs ..The hooks

  • Incilin

    The last few TI singles are some of the most memorable rap hits of the decade. Starting with “24′s” and “Rubberband Man” and then “TI vs. TIP” and ofcourse “Bring’em Out” and the best of all “You Don’t Know Me”

  • Screw Musik King

    You huys sound like faggots saying “swagger.” Shut the fuck up and get off the bandwagon.

  • LBDII

    Man Tips album was fucking hot and BOL you use fucking sales to see how good someone is. Atleast T.I. doesent do bubblegum rap like 5o cent.

  • Screw Musik King

    *guys

  • LOS

    Trap Muzik was the niggas best CD. Cause he was hungry and after I’m Serious it was do or die for him. The nigga aint overrated though, he the truth. The reason King (and Urban Legend if you want to 100 bout it) wasn’t as good as they should have been is only because he trying too hard reach yall niggas in other regions, instead of doing him, which he’s best at. Cause if you notice his best songs are his “what you know”s and his “you dont know me”s and his “doing my job”s. Shit like that, not his shit by Swiss Beats and all that. But the nigga still aint over rated though.

    Oh, and Nas is the South’s Nas niggas. That nigga in Atlanta

  • LONZO

    We’re the fuk did Andrew get those soundscan numbers? The gay unit website? 11 mill. On the wackass massacre? My ass!!!! Its was no we’re near that. ….T.I. Is an ok rapper and ya should congratulate a nigga gettin his money…….Bol looks like that fat fuck from DFB! LOL. Lean wit it ugly fag. Rock wit it 50cent nut sucker.

  • thechi2000

    TI is wack, nothing he spits has substance to it… He’s shining right now cause rap is at it’s all time low as far as talent and the franchise boys & D4L make him look like B.I.G compared with them… The whole new south movement is wack right now i like the old south.

  • http://xxlmag.com magic24

    1ST OFF LETS NOT DICK RIDE 50′S BITCH ASS!!LETS BRING UP HIS PASS AS BEING A SNITCH!!!YEA GAMES FAKE 2!!BUT I WOULD BE A LIAR BEFORE I BE A SNITCH!!!T.I. IS THA KING OF THA SOUTH LETS REMEMBER WHAT LIL SCRAPY SAID ON BEEF 3!!!”T.I. IS THE KING OF THE SOUTH WHEN HE SAID THAT NO 1 SAID ANYTHING WHEN LL(LL COOL J) SAID HE WAS THE KING EVERY BODY DISSED HIM “YEA THAT NIGGA T.I. IS REAL SORRY!LOL HIM”

  • Dierezbitch

    man u fatass sucking t.i dick lil wayne is just as cold and even colder than t.i. u hater

  • The South Sucks

    I’m from Texas and ain’t nobody from the south lyrically on the level of the best Northern rappers (Jay, Nas, the whole Wu-Tang, Kanye, Common, Kweli) or any of the Justus league. However the south is all about ignorant ass “Get Crunk” catchy flows and beats so we don’t need smart lyrics to sale. Lil Wayne is not a great lyricist (everytime I come around the city bling bling) and T.I. may or may not become one and Young Jizzy god almighty no non-ignorant nigga believes you’d kill someone or sale dope still, same goes for everyother bullshit wanksta rapper, and funny thing is all the ignorant niggas will come out and say “‘insert bullshit rapper’is hot stop hatin mafucka cuz his shiiit hott biatch fuk u nigga” oh and T.I. isn’t overrated, rap just sucks balls right now

  • The South Sucks

    Oh and I didn’t name Curtis Wackson as a great mc becuase he lost that when he rhymed Just A Lil Bit with Just A Lil Bit with Just A Lil Bit.

  • Projectnrm

    The only reason that T.I.’s first three albums don’t have the critical acclaim that would warrant him becoming the “south’s Jay-Z” is because HE’S NOT FROM NEW YORK.

    People get incredibly excited about every high profile New York release and if it less than sucks, people want to call it a classic. If TIP was reppin’ Queens or Brooklyn people would seriously attempt to place him in their “top 5 Dead or Alive” lists (shout out to ‘Kiss).

    Even XXL Magazine themselves slept on Trap Musik, then gave the album a higher rating a few years later after T.I. got popular (excellent journalism there, guys).

    I just can’t bring myself to say that one of the ten best-selling albums of the year is a flop. T.I. is a great artist. He might not be the south’s Jay-Z (yet), but he’s got the time and the talent.

  • Jigg

    Aw man I just got through with that Ricky Ross CD….HOT FUCKING GARBAGE!!! Stay away from it if you have’nt heard it. Jay-Z’s gonna get fired yall, real talk. Anyway, T.I.’s cd is alright for T.I. but it sales underachieves because the album itself underachieves. Most of the songs are not radio ready, and as one of the retards up there said White boys ain’t buying that shit no mo….Jeezy is very wack, no subtance at fuckin all. Lil’ wayne got issues he need to address quick. Buck>T.I.+Jizzy(no Geffen)+Weezy

  • Weezy F.Jr

    Ok, i thought he was only going to talk about the his acting gig with denz. but he started hating T.I cuz he’s being accepted as better than other rappers–which is true.

    he is a grt acter, his gifts has been masked by the whole hiphop-gangta-drug- mentality.
    even though his movement wasnt a box office mover, you could see by the way he carried himself around in the movie that he is just not a successful rapper having the chance to be an acter, he is a good acter in his own way, dont hate

  • In My Blood

    I can’t belive all you hangarounds and spectators up in here.. I listen to music with my ears and my heart, you’re trying to turn rap music into a damn sports league. Comparing rappers like they’re fucking brands of food.. Aww no, I just bought my last issue of XXL. I like the shit that feels right. KING felt just the fuck right. Busta still killing it.. he got Stevie Wonder on his joint and you’re talking about numbers. That’s a damn shame. If you don’t like something, fine – why you gonna turn your train of thought into text if you’re not gonna perform or sell it? They pay you for that shit? I mean.. I’m born and bred in Norway (get your atlases up fuckers), still here – and let me tell you: we shakin our asses to the music and shakin our heads at all you second hand fools over here. The dude up top here sounding like he’s been on a leash too long. There’s no goddamn blueprint for moving people, idyaaats!

    I have excellent news for the world: There’s no such thing as “HipHop Blogging”

    Out

  • Caitlin

    T.I. is the shit and he the king. No matter what goes down.

  • The South Sucks

    Weezy, ATL seriously sucked, any movie based around roller skating and not wanting to date a girl cause she is which has some serious serious flaws in it, and if your too ignorant to see that T.I.’s “Whatever you do, don fall” performance wasn’t even close making him a good “acter” then I donno what to tell ya.

  • CobraCommander

    Damn, whenever Bol post about the south, the comments section turns into a bunch of illegible gibberish and fucked up grammar. You can tell everyone’s weighing in from DogRim Mississippi…

    DA SOUTH = The Scariest Place in the US

  • The South Sucks

    I meant rich not which, oops

  • http://myspace.com/djalonzothamayor Tha Mayor 619

    T.I. iz a good rapper, but I think he Jedi Mind Tricked a lot of ya’ll in believe’n he’s the king of the souf. King the album iz hella wack in comparison to Urban Legend (which made me a T.I. fan). Dont hate the messenger, hate the message, but when someone comes off supa cocky & calls themselves the King and their album is just aiigghhtt!!! get’cha bars up pimp! Bar for bar Lil Wayne could rip T.I. a new asshole (no porno).

  • bossman718

    ur a critic that probably think rappers back in the day is better then the ones we got now lol certain things u r on point about but the rest is way off the mark cuz the king ablum is one of or if not the best ablum top to bottom in the last 2 years and i live this hiphop shit

  • baton rouges favorite son

    I’ve been waiting to say this since TI’s album came out. Byron Crawford, u r an asshole, who has absolutely no respect for the south one bit. You have been hatin on TI since the album came out. U are the same one who talked about UGK onyour blog too. That’s fuckin crazy. U basically say the south can’t hold a candle to anyone on the east coast ant u r always belittling the south like its slavery all over again. Man, TI is the shit. He isn’t close to Hova and we all know it, but he’s as well rounded as ur gonna get right now period. True, the album doesn’t show the growth u want in 4th album, but shit this is the south and the kind of shit he talk about is what we know. We can relate. Call us country or whatever, but we fuckin proud of it and aint never gonna change. U obviously have never been to the south and I’m not talkin about the bullshit parts like south beach where its abunch of white folk. I’m talkin about the hoods where the people stay that love this kind of music. Come down here and I can show u. Man the south got it right now from ATL, houston, tenn., louisiana, and florida, and N.C, (big ups to little brother). And you talk about sales, we all know anyone with eminem is gonna sell, hell even obie trice went platinum. And there is a little thing called the digital age (ipods, piracy, file sharing) and about 5 million white folks bought 50 shit. So if u don’t like it, keep it out ur mouth

  • >>>>>>>>>>>ROC

    man idk how the fuck any1 can compare weezy or T.I. to jay-z,weezy and T.I haven’t made half the hits jay has, their lyrical skills aren’t half a good, u can’t even understand t.i with all that southern jibber jabber and mumbling and lil wayne copped his whole style frum that gillie nigga, and as for T.I., Wayne, & Jeezy being the new Biggie, Jay, & Nas,whoever said that is an ignorant monkey and deserves to burn in hell

  • >>>>>>>>>>>ROC

    BOL u an ugly gay mufucka,and u need to get a real fucking job and stop sucking gorilla units bananas

  • http://cofaboy.com Dj Spinna

    I must admit T.I. is not king of the south but hes a great rapper! Sorry his record sales from King didnt do as well. To be honest it really hasnt been a hot rapper since pac that just shocked the world with substance, hardcore, and keeping the ladies happy. I tell you one thing though, its this rapper from Atlanta who I was in the studio with who goes by the name Cofa Boy da Atl Idol! He is the next phenomenom! I dont think yall ready for dis one. I’ve been working his song called “watch me snap” and its charting on independant charts. So if you are a T.I. fan its time to make a transition!
    Cofaboy.com

  • K.T

    T.I is wack. He’s 100 pounds soak and wet and he talks about traping in every song. He needs to step his rap game up and switch up the subject matter. His only fans are women and homosexuals.

  • MEECHIE_DA_GOD

    first and foremost t.i. is garbage. if dude not beefing with no one he is lame. lil wayne is suspect on both ends, dude lyrics are ghostwritten and he kissed baby on the mouth. Come on now and jeezy what else can dude talk about other than snow. give us more ya bastid. and once again you t.i., wayne, and jeezy stans..im from the south. home of some more garbage rappers like paul wall and mike jones whose career is fading away betta than jordan during championship number 2.

  • Lil Wil

    This Column should be ban. I have never seen so many haters in my life. Some of you said TIP hasn’t had as many hits as Jay-Z. Jay has been rapping since early 90′s. Get real. We all know Jay is a monster on the mic but give credit were credit due. TIP is dong his thang. And stop all this region stuff. The SOUTH is like a penis all ways in nEW yORKERS mouth. And BOL I respect what you do, but you is a HATERS.

  • AV_Yung G

    I gotta put my 2 cents in… Yall dumb muthafuckas need to stop comparing artists to Pac, Biggie, and Nas. Ain’t gon be anotha and anyone trying to be is settin themselves up for failure. And I feel TI may be more underrated then overrated. I got all his albums and I tried to burn all my fav songs on one cd & couldn’t fit em all. His best work are not the singles he drops, just otha songs. Quit hatin cuz the nigga on top. I swear this nigga Bol hatin hard. Mad cuz TI bout to be in a hit movie. Quit cryin.

  • Tray

    BOL, NOT TO BE A BIGOT BUT DID YOU EXPECT ANY OF YOUR READERS TO KNOW WHO MENCKEN IS? YOU’VE GOT THESE GHETTO-DWELLERS RUNNING TO WIKIPEDIA

  • tdog

    LEt me get something straight with you and your editors and anybody else that concurs with that CLICKED UP ASS BULLSHIT you kickin.First off,you sound like a hater and a 50 cent dickriding ass philosopher.There is some shit down south that I don’t give a fuck about (and I’m from South Memphis).Be that as it may WE running this shit now. The power is coming and you still think we aint shit,whether it’s T.I. or Ugk etc.I’m gonna kick a little fact about your boy 50 and I hope you print this for your readers (unless you can’t resist that little stankey penis of his) .The only people down south that bump him are busters and niggas that thrive for attention. It works both ways,unfortunatly,when white kids buy grills and talk like they know Paul Wall personally.I don’t know you personally and I don’t want to sound as if I despise you,other than that propaganda you be kicking. In a few years, you would be talking about another lame ass bitch made muthafucka that ain’t got nothing to do with the south. I have to words for you my brother. PROFESSIONAL JOURNALISM.

  • thoreauly77

    bol i always considered you to be hip-hop’s charles bukowski, you know, pretending to be smarter than you are, braver than you are, etc, but crying yourself to sleep every night drunk off of natural light and wishing you could impregnate tara henley? am i off base?

  • http://xxlmag.com Erick Muthafuckin Moreira

    look bitch yall some muthafuckin haters u n everybody in NEWYORK n L.A can suck my muthafuckin dick. FUCK YALL. CUZ IM TIRED OF BEIN PATIENT/ N 2 DA RADIO STATIONS STOP BEIN RAPPER RACIST/ REGION HATERS/ SPECTATERS/ DICTATERS/ BEHIND DOOR-DICK TAKERS/ ITS OUTRAGOUS/ N DIS IS SOUTHERN FACE IT/ IF WE 2 SIMPLE THAN YALL CANT GET DA BASICS. SO BASICALLY IF U AINT FROM GEORGIA, TENNESSE, NORTH CAROLINA, SOUTH CAROLINA, MISSISSIPPI, LOUSIANA, TEXAS, ALABAMA, OR FLORIDA, FUCK UUUUUUUUU

  • meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

    every single rapper besides krs-one, nas, and biggie that have been mentioneed on this entire page, are fucking wack.

  • kingofthacircle

    SOUNDS LIKE A HATER TO ME

  • 5 STAR X-E-Q-SHUN

    T.I is overrated. His only beef to date was against Lil’ Flip.

    He’s hot now cuz the hip hop market is weak & not many R-tist have put out anything that’s half decent.

  • washington

    Do they sell that Natural Light shit out in Cali? I need to try that piss to see how bad it is.

  • c-don

    Biggie had al those child molesting rhymes and u guys love it. He was a pussy ass swagger jacker and what has nas done thats been relivant since that fake as illmatic. T.I. is the shit and if every region would support good music like we did back in the day his sales would be more. NY has fallen off, but u guys will get it back for now stop hating and move on

  • J

    tip gotta be one of the realest niggas out.

  • LBDII

    Actually You all Im not even going to comment on how good of a rapper T.I. is but……….. People who say ATL is a flop dont understand the movie business if the movie cost 5 millon to make which is the estimated cost of that and made 21 million not counting DVD sales then ITS NOT A FLOP. Becuase even though movies like Mission Impossible made lets see $135 million IT MADE NO MONEY. SO thats a flop when you make money back its a sucess just wanted you all to know that.

  • jonjon-23

    This is clearly a place for frustrated New York niggas. T.I is a very good rapper. New Yorkers are the only ones feeling New York rap, so keep praising yourselves.

  • Chris Villain

    REY you just provin wat i’m sayin BIG was a better storyteller..cuz thats basically all he did was tell stories…Wayne doesnt tell stories all that much….but he has does have the abilty to tell enthrawling stories so dont say that he cant do it….WALK IN, INSIDE, WALKOUT on THA CARTER 1 were enthrawling stories…..they cant compare to niggas bleed but they are good….but strate spittin bars B.I.G would Get eaten….dont worry though…Tha CArter 3 is Gone be somethin SSpecial everyone gone be on waynes dick after this one….DUDE is Hungry for the crown

  • landmade

    i read pop’s statements and stopped. real talk cuz. internet, bootleggin’, mixtapes, and mass media, (not cha homie tellin you about shit, but tha powers that be) are why hip hop albums cant sell what they should. king came out on tha heels of ti’s first movie. marketing genius. result, gold first week. atl=slightly more “hood” version of roll bounce. result, movie falling off, 1/3 promotion comes to a hault. even still, ti is still sittin at 1.9 mil. he will be double plat soon, so in a world where producers, execs and what not are braggin about 400,000 records sold, i would have to say 2mil is pretty damn good. i hate ta say it, but whatever ya name is bol or byron, sounds like you hatin just a lil’ bit homie. ti got chunk, keep it g in recent memory, top five albums WILL inclunde trap music, and possibly (quite actually) even urban legend. jay-z of tha south, topic, wordplay, analogies, yeah, gotta say it. and keep it g, i dont even fucc wit ti like that no more. (only cuz of a rumor i heard say he like “fucc cleveland” cuz his nigga got killed in cinncinatti. if it aint true somebody tell me, cuz cuz is aight.) les’ c, anything else,? i dont know. but ti is definately doin his thing, numbers, advertisement, staying relevant, and in an industry of haters, he still is highly respected.

  • honestdawg

    u damn right t.i. ain’t no Jay-z of the south. He is T.I. He is a young nigga doin his thang, his way. Yall need to check to see how much niggas LIKE Jay are really on this young nigga’s nut. YOu can call him overrated if you want, that’s an opinion. But he is the hottest nigga in the game right now, and that’s a fact. King may or may not go 2x, but you can go back and listen to all his work and all of them still hot. how many niggas ca say that. THOROUGH NIGGA ACROSS THE BOARD

  • New York Nigga

    Jigg UR STUPID ASS NIGGA who said rick ross album waz trash ur a fagot nigga that shit waz bangin

  • http://silk.wirehotmail.com silk.wire

    IT’S THA KING HOMIE remember he can get yo block knocked off so just repsect it and keep his name out your mouth stay pimpin homie tha bay got love for ya

  • DC

    do you ever say anything positive? I havent read one of your blogs in a minute and I read this and it is still negative BS. TI is the Jay-Z of the South. Period. Give me a blog where you actually say something positive and worth reading. Everything cant be abd. Your columns are trash man.

  • http://yahoo.com playboy

    Man T.I. is far from wack u faggot ass niggaz thats hatin ya’ll need 2 turn ur fuckin radios up cuz slimbe spittin.

  • silverblade987

    Why does T.I., Wayne, and Jeezy have to be the new Jay-Z, Biggie, and Nas. Why can’t T.I., Wayne, and Jeezy just be T.I., Wayne, and Jeezy. You shouldn’t expect them to be the same people, or have the same style. Those are completely different people that grew up in different areas and had different lives. I can understand trying to decide if they are good rappers by comparing them to some of the greatest rappers, but I believe some people just take it too far.

  • Punchline Nique

    T.I. to me is not overrated at all he seems true to everything he raps about he’s not go go over people heads lyrically but he gone give that real trap music that the dope boys go crazy for.

  • silverblade987

    As for album sales, do I even need to bring up bootlegging. You are STUPID to believe that T.I. or Busta didn’t sell as much because they aren’t as good. OH NO. They are as good. It’s just that a HUGE percentage of the people that got their albums bought it from a homeboy who downloaded the whole thing off the internet instead of buying it retail.

  • Che

    bol you look so much like an oaf in your banner picture it is unbelivable..like a cross between a fucked up samuel l jackson and bigfoot.

  • Che

    and nigga sickamore just shit on you with his latest blog. he got you lookin’ like a bitch son.

  • LBDII

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Agreed lol.

  • MIC RICH

    I agree TI is way overrated. How can you be king of the south when you are not even the best rapper in your city? Lyrically Luda will murder TI and Young Jeezy got that dopebay/trapper corner market, Like Luda said on “war with god” nothing you have done has made you bettter and call yourself whatever you want except the multi-million man.

  • Petey Cent

    T.I. is overrated? Again with this mutherF***er! You gotta be F***ing kidding. Man F you. YOU’re Just jealous.

  • dub

    you’re so fucking wack. leave it to a fake ass east coast music critic to diss a platinum selling rapper that’s lyrically on par with any emcee moving units right now for not selling enough records. fuck discussing the merits of the music, gotta do something to keep those hits up right? smh.

  • washington

    The other day it finally struck me what song “What You Know” was reminding me of. In my head are started working out the ultimate mash up (NLB) based on the two tracks. Unfortunately, someone already beat me to it.

    http://riddimmethod.net/?p=97

  • Chris Villain

    Aye Tha Carter 3 Gone Blow The Industry’s Mind…TRUST ME…..Wayne gone Sew this shit up for good

  • iame247

    You poppin shit about the west but if you listened to the Dogg Pound or Ice Cube(especially Cube) you would’ve heard the 2 best rap albums to come out in a few months. It goes 2 show that EastCoast bias is still alive and kickin.

  • Be God

    T.I. can be compared to Jay in the image he likes to portray, but lyrically… THERE IS NO COMPARISON! T.I lyrically is mediocre at best.

  • Peachy

    T.I. overrated??!?! You cant be serious!

  • m dub

    Yeah yall east coast cats need some love bad, the level of hate yall put out is what’s keeping some of yall down. For a nigga like me, T.I. and Wayne come with some hard shit in a language I know and understand. pardon me pussy ass niggas if I don’t think your hood and region is more important than mine. last time I checked an album is hot if it’s hot, not whether it sets sales records. yall niggas make me laugh, your so bitter because your stuck in the past and no one has pitty for you.

  • atlantaGa

    T.I.P. overrated come on lets be real homeboi can ride over any beat rather it be a down south, west coacst, or Nyc. Yall actin like Tip is some over night wonder shawty has been putting in work since 2001, while KING it not his best album it damn sure aint the worst. U got to listen to Im Serious and it we change ur mind.

    P.S. What ever time yall talk bout atlanta yall got to talk about Jezzy, and the Fuckin lame lean and rock wit it boys. Da South got real rapper or have yall forgot about Outkast,Luda,Ceelo,Killer Mike,Scareface, Bun B, Eightball & MJG

  • Shortylightskin

    Byron ahh(Blo rBol ,whatevea) Dams why all th e hatred towards BUsta Rhymes, SHits still in the to ten RNB ahd HIPHOP charts(last i seen).By the way anybody that got the album know ther 4 or 5 songs that could have creative videos and push that shit to platimum bet. Just Imagaine “Been throught the Storm” with Stevie Wonder n the video, while Busta tellin his life story. Anyways by the his peers respect him, from Andre3000 to RZA not to mention Mr. Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan,etc. That shit gotta mean mor than bitches like bol and some of u always dissin bust. 10 studio albums to date bitches, Movies whith Sean Connery, still go street cred. Keep hatin, Busta is destroying niggaz. only 34 and is the KIng of fuckin Hip hop right NOW….period, hate it or love it. When these othter singls come out its over. FLIPMODE IZ DA SQUAD BITCHES

  • jon

    bol…u are an idiot

  • legend

    bols a herb and his favorite movie is tu wong fu

  • bmort

    this is another attempt to hate on TIP. da nigga is real. he neva came out saying he da hardest nigga he call himself the king cause when u work hard enough and u achieve u feel like a king. shit aint got nuffin to do with lyrics. i bet niggas would be hollerin he tight as hell if he wasnt selling. hiphop is a two edge sword. sell records like da south and it aint real hiphop or be broke like alot of new york rappers and dats real hiphop. well any nigga dat gotta family to feed is gonna go where da bread at. stop hating niggas cant be talkin about killing and shit they whoe life because as u get older u get more mature. and in the words of biggie “why keep rapping about da corner if dat aint where im at.”
    -if you aint in the muthafucking rap game fo da motherfucking cash main then what is yo muthafucking purpose.

  • FL. BOI

    U can’t make everybody happy all the time. T.I. gon’ just keep doin’ him. Niggas hated on Nas for a couple albums, but I see he still holding his place in that top 5. T.I ain’t really the King of the Souf, he just one of.. one of the few (somewhat) lyrical cats in the souf. Jeezy told y’all he wasn’t no rapper, so u can’t even rank him. Rick Ross is another cat that’s just sharing his life w/ mu’fuckas who live like dat. Weezy is a flame-spitter. Fuck a rumor & fuck what u think.. I’ve heard 4+ underground albums where the nigga freestyled the whole time.

    Fuck album sales. If u count how many people got a copy of a rap album, most artists is gold if not plat. CD burners turned “Hip-Hop platinum” into a oxymoron. Unless u 50. But what grown man w/ any hoodstripes listens to that dude? Only teens, chicks, & whiteboys listen to G-Unit.

  • C-$TR££TZ

    Ok! I’m not a T.I. fan hatin on T.I. neither, T.I. is lyrically whack I don’t even know why he calls himself da King of tha South, if he really is why can’t he do sumthin to prove it, if there was a King of tha South right now it would have been Luda.

    Tha carter II is also gonna be a hit unless dat nigga Gillie keeps talkin shit. he did say he wrote all of baby’s shit but not weezy’s shit, weezy only copped his style, coz since ‘Fireman’ was released wayne has gained more respect and Tha carter II went platinum, so this time he might go ova da top and go maybe 2x platinum.

  • jonjon-23

    Today’s southern rappers have a mold that they have to fit into to get signed. Look at artists like D4L and Dem’ Franchise Boyz—straight garbage lyrically. That doesn’t mean that we don’t have great lyracists in the south. Listen to the early Scarface, UGK, Eightball and MJG, Outkast, Ludacris, Juvenille, and the list goes on. These rappers could rhyme with anyone but of course they won’t get the same props from New Yorkers. Getting respect from New York was important back in the day, but now ya’ll don’t even matter, because everyone knows that New York will hate on anyone outside the East Coast. In the early years yall showed no love to the South, and even tried to keep us out the game. Ya’ll don’t respect other styles but then you expect them to embrace your music.

  • jonjon-23

    Keep on hatin’.

  • Zherow

    Da fuck is dis nigga sayin’!? Bol, nigga!? I’mma say dis straight up; Y’all New York niggas always wanna pull 50 out y’all ass ta redem y’all selves! Lets take a look at da G-Unit Sound-scan: Get Rich or Die Trying: 11 million, The Massacre: 4 fuckin’ million! Nigga could do half of what he sold! Yayo’s album: less than 400,000, Mobb Deep: less than 400,000! So if y’all niggas can be mo’ den happy ta name anotha nigga dat ain’t over-rated and pull da same numbers on his albums, den do it! Stop hatin’ on TIP! Trap Muzik was on of da best albums I’ve heard, period!

  • please believeit

    he is not all hes cracked up to be dude is a lil hoeish 2 me i don’t wanna c cat in no movies and his flow is getting pretty bored fast

  • camo

    All These dudes thats not from the south thats hatin on T.I dont got no say so man they dont know about how the south is theirs alot of kings of the south he just claimed that he one of em and its the truth if anybody else wanted to be the king of the south why they didnt say it until T.I came out sayin he the king of the south? Make sense? This ya boy camo straight outta savannah GA, keep it trill understand.

  • Zherow

    Dats what I’m talkin’ ’bout! Everyone sayin’ T.I. don’t deserve ta be da King, but dem da same niggas don’t didn’t reach fo’ it! T.I. may not be da most lyrical, but he’s da King because set himself into power. The old-heads in da game like UGK & Outkast & da othas back TIP cuz he real wit’ his. Matter a fact, da one person who everybody says should be da King, Scarface, fully supports TIP! Hey, Bol. Go & git u some, nigga. U juz hatin’. If some nigga out of NY was compared ta Jay, u wouldn’t be sayin da same shit…

  • http://1nitestand.blogspot.com/ EXPO

    http://1nitestand.blogspot.com/
    damn, TI has been overated to me since 2001. that’s why he didn’t even blow up back then, even with the Neptunes on board. the game just got wacker, that’s all.

    http://1nitestand.blogspot.com/

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  • Prince of the South

    TIP is a good rapper, he’s a lot better than the rest of the garbage down here, but give the man his props. He opened up more on KING I admitt with the production on the album he should’ve sold more and that the only reason he sold 500,000 was because of his crazy first single and that I’m Talking To You track. Sales for the year overall are down so let him catch a break he’s at 1.6 million right now or around there he’ll reach two by the end of the year. There’s a lot of reasons why Busta flopped because they put the cd out too late and didn’t have the Touch It Remix on there. Every single after Touch It was a dud, I love my chick wasn’t even top 40 and New York hasn’t made the charts just like In The Ghetto won’t. TIP starting to make the music Jay did, only he’s not lyrically inclined enough to be Jay-Z but he’s got that swagger.

  • ATL’s Finest (and I talking about the Cop’s

    Honestly, I think Ludacris or Outkast are the king(s) of the south I mean T.I. never sold more than 3 millon, thats like 1 Luda C.D. plus Outkast put Georgia on the hip hop map, Ludacris is one of the most underrated artists in the game and I couldn’t give a fuck what yall say about DTP, cause they hard as hell. P$C didn’t even go gold(did anyone even buy that album?), anyway T.I. should just retire cause Flip won that last beef, Luda would have fucked Tip up(rember stomp, that shit was hard) and he just talks shit. He ain’t a King, he a peasent

  • # 1′s fynest lady

    T.I is a very talented artist he’s not Jay-z and that’s a good thing. He’s better than alot of rappers down south. King was a great cd because of the crazy producers that was on the album. Jay-z is not a man of his word if u retired stay retired or maybe he should come back out wit another album so N.Y an get back on the map

  • J

    PLEASE DONT EVER PUT YOUNG JEEZY AND NAS IN THE SAME SENTENCE…THATS A DISGRACE TO NAS. IF UR SAYING T.I.’S KING JUST HAD HOT BEATS, YOUNG JEEZY IS THE SAME WAY..TAKE THEM BEATS, AND I KNOW PLENTY OF PEOPLE THAT WOULD COME HARDER AND KILL THE BEAT. PUT NAS ON A YOUNG JEEZY BEAT AND U WILL HAVE EVERYTONE SAYING BRING THAT TRACK BACK TO SEE WHAT HE SAID. SO PLEASE DONT EVEN COMPARE JEEZY AND NAS CAUSE NAS IS ON A WHOLE DIFFERENT LEVEL & A HIGHER ONE AT THAT..THERE IS NO COMPARISON AT ALL!

  • J

    PRINCE OF THE SOUTH…I AM A SOUTHERN GIRL BUT PLEASE DONT START TALKIN ALL THIS ATL/NY SHIT CAUSE WE ALL KNOW NY HAS O.G.’S OF THE GAME..ATL DOESNT..END OF STORY.

  • Shortylightskin

    ^^^^^^^^And after 2 months it’s still number 5 on the rnb hiphop charts 26 overall and New York shit only gets play in New York, must feel prettty good for ur album to flop and still be in the top 40. With people burning shit u ain’t gonna go platinum,gold whatever as easy as u used to, but BUsta will go Platinum (as usual) so keeep hatin. And pleas don’t EVER put 20 pound TI and BUst in the same category,nigga please!!!!! THESE NIGGAS CAN’T HOLD THE TORCH SO WHY PASS IT. Talk to me in 15 or so years and tell me if TI getting props from Kane,KRS,PE, Tribe,Naughty, adn even the new cats want him on his shit.2 most overrated “rappers” Lil Wayne, TI, fuck that throw Young Cheezy in ther too.

  • Oliver

    i read your little comment but to me it’s still slightly flawed. You blae T.I. for his own lack luster sales however you may have forgotten T.I. was involved in a shooting incident within the first critical weeks of kings release. If you read the news you would know that T.I. this seriously affected T.I.’s own promotion since he cancelled numerous tours. By cancelling tours would also mean losing potential album sales. Whereas 50 cent got shot b4 his album came out and basically used this to promote his album. Similarly the Game said he was in a coma and drive-bys etc and used these street stories to promote his own.
    In addition to this you also sound like T.I. does not deserve to be in this flick with denzel washington, come on Bol, read the reviews for ATL, T.I. is a good actor; lol you can fool the kids but you can’t fool me, all that you said is down right dumb and biased.
    I seriously despise people who crtisize people who work for everthing they have from the ground up, to me you have nothing better todo than hate on T.I. because he is finally getting recognition. All i can say is such is life and every body has their opinions no matter how foolish they are.

  • jon jon–23

    I hear what you sayin’ shorty about the old school New York rappers still being remembered from 15 years ago, but you failed to mention that rap started in New York so of course they would be remembered. They were in the early stages and they also did everything they could do to stop any other region from getting in the game by disrespecting and bad-mouthing different styles. It aint work. That’s why the south is on top because niggas are tired of arrogant New York fucks like you. Like I said New Yorkers keep praising and buying New York music cause no one else gives a fuck and we all think yall are overrated.

  • Ellio

    lemme tell ya’ll why Tip is the Hov of the South. its not that he’s as lyrical as Jigga, but its how he presents himself. Jigga said it best when he said “…dont sell your music. you gotta sell who you are” Tip just has that swagger very reminisent to Hov bacc in them Dynasty pre-Blueprint days. watch, Tip’s next album is going to be a Blueprint. Jay-Z’s dynasty was no classic either, but he built up to it. just like Tip is doin. ya’ll need to quit hatin on the King and respect the HUSTLE……….BITCH!!!!!!!

  • ZONE_3 ATL

    man FUCK JAY-Z that nigga suck to me all yall nigga comparin g him to niggas in the south like he a fucking GOD. that nigga aint shit down here to me and that nigga NAS SUCKS and they only saying that hip hoip is dead becuz the SOUTH is holding the crown Now Niggas from NEW YORK trying to hop on songs with the south aint that a bitch. so all yall niggas need to stop comparing this nigga to JAY-Z who really sucks to me with his cheesy RHYMES.

  • Boss Bitch

    “quit hatin on the King and respect the HUSTLE……….BITCH!!!!!!!”

    Cosign.

  • Locc to tha brain

    T.i is a fagget that needs to rest in Piss

  • XRAY3000

    Sooo.. T.I is better than Luda-and Andre 3000?? Ehh I think not…!

  • lil ze

    fuck all u guys,ti is a mutha fucking swagger jacker.what u know was jus aight but it was overplayed

  • Walt

    T.I. Aint overrated yall niggas jus love to hate on all things southern… Bitch ass niggas need role models.

  • LE$

    why yall hate on south niggas so much callin em retarded and shit last time i checkec eastcoast niggas get raped by labels when south niggas down here making mills independent so whos retarded now asswipes

  • C-$TR££TZ

    T.I. ain’t no King he’s ‘self proclaimed’ and u need 2 get used 2 dat we all kno Luda and Weezy wud rip him apart lyrically on da mic, besies dat bout 70% of his fans iz females

  • k-rizzy

    Who cares let him get his money HATER they all( BUSTA,T.I. and Game) are 2nd tier rappers anyhow

  • C-$TR££TZ

    man i’m jus sayin da truth and i’m hatin 4 doin dat

  • rome

    If you’re trying to measure T.I lyrical ability based on King you’re barking up the wrong tree. King was dumbed down to sell records. T.I didn’t switch the flow up threw the whole record, but the public still ate that shit up. T.I is one of the most talented lyricists in the game. He is also a talented storyteller, what happened is one of the most creative stories ever put on wax.

    Trap Muzik >>>> Reasonable Doubt

  • Mr.Me

    Hmmm..smells like a Bol-movement.

  • JackieSpade

    I just have one question for you haters: IS YOU HAPPY? You sound ignorant trying to shit on TI. I doubt if any of you have more women, more money, or half the heart TI has. You mad because NY rappers can’t buy a good CD? You mad because TI will take any of your women? You mad because TI will rhyme circles around your favorite rapper? These comments lead me to believe the answer is YES. Get off his dick and let that man do him. I can’t wait to see he and Denzel on the big screen. TI is getting paper, and ain’t thinking about NONE of you motherfuckers.

  • Peachy

    TI = King of tha south, get over it..I thought this was settled 3 years ago..

  • Vindi

    I didn’t mind the King album – the Big Bang hasn’t sold as well as it would have if it had not been leaked a month before release – i had a copy a month before it dropped, if artists stuck to release dates when they have their buzz albums like Pharell – in my mind which just dropped would do betta numbers, we anticipate the CD and they get pushed back like Mystikal’s wig WTF!

    http://www.soundclick.com/se23sfinest

  • Teenage Millionaire

    Yes , me personailly think T.I is overated , let’s put rappers in comparison to the best to really see if they can stand the test of time , could he jump on a track with biggie and NOT embaress himself and his whole coast ? No – and as much as I like wheezy nor could he. The only rapper’s out that no-one can argue are talented in the biggge/jay/nas vein are the clipse – real mc’s real rapppers – real talent and the thing is , they’ve not even reached there potential yet …

  • Teenage Millionaire

    pop a poppa Says:

    August 4th, 2006 at 1:01 pm
    i don’t think you have a very good point bol.
    have you ever thought the reason King
    and other rap albums ain’t been sellin’ this year is because the buying public (aka white people),
    has moved on from hip-hop.
    hip-hop started receiving an uptick in sales only when mtv showed some love to the music back in the late ’90s.
    in the last year or so mtv has since
    moved on to some indie rock type of
    shit as their new vehicle they are
    riding behind.
    shit… one of the biggest sellin’
    hip-hop albums this year ain’t even a
    hip-hop album (gnarls barkley).
    basically unless eminem or 50 drop an
    album NO rapper will get more than
    3 million in sales this year or next.
    add in the internet downloading and
    mixtapes bought on the street, and there you have your answer to why
    rap ain’t movin’ units.

    Yeah whoever said this is spot on the kidz are moving away from hiphop – its getting kinda old all the concepts have been expolred – how many more jay-z clones can we stand ?

  • Robert Parks

    I think that TI is a good rapper but he is not on the level that Jayz on. And to say that TI is the Jayz of the south ? that’s boo boo! TI is good but there are other rappers from South that 10-time better then TI and can match any rapper from east,west. Point is TI IS JUST GOOD.

  • Florida Nigga

    All you’ll dumb ass niggaz talking that shit that TI aint this and TI aint that you’ll need to talk about them bullshit ass New York rappers

  • AD

    Damn, look at all this hate. TI is great mc. But, of course your east coast dick riders will not give anybody from the south a credit. T.I has not put out a single that wasn’t a hit or banging in the clubs. Wake up and smell real hip hop.

  • -JaE-

    Everyone just keeps repeating the same shit over and over and than you got little kids on here who can’t spell and make the most rediculous comments because they have no fuckin clue as to what they are talking about… Ok, now with that said, T.I. is a good rapper. I got KING when it came out and thought it was a good album from top to bottom. I liked a lot of the tracks on there not only for the beats, I thought the lyrics were good too. Now everyone is entitled to their own opinion but when someone goes multi-platinum they’re obviously doing something right. No he can’t be compared to Nas, B.I.G, or Jay… but why should he ? He is his own person and all he will ever be is T.I. Now before anyone continues to trash this dude and say he’s no good think about the last real good album you heard from anyone… I know I haven’t heard too many.

  • red

    T.I. said it best himself, “I give a damn if I ever sell a million again/I gotta thank you a million just for letting me in” I personally think that no matter what any rapper does somebody will say somthing, yes you say T.I. is overrated (wich I disagree if you take a listen to everybody else on the radio)I think people fail to see the big picture because they dont want to take the time nor the energy to use their brain and think for themselfs. for you to down play somebody selling over a MILLION records just because it’s not selling as fast as 50′s joint makes you sound just like those suits at those record companies if anything he’s underrated because like it or not he does have the top selling rap album of the year so far, so what does that make all the other rappers look like? you may not like t.i. (wich clearly you don’t) but he is doing the damn thing so respect that and stop knockin his hustle.

    and by the way outkast is one of many southern acts that can hold their own on the mic and if you want another example Scarface there is a fine line between opinion and fact and everybody needs to know where that line is and you say T.I. is overrated but you also say that “He’s certainly one of the most (and only) technically gifted rappers in his region, and he’s garnered comparisons to Jay-Z which I do think carry a certain degree of validity” wich proves all you journalist just talk out of you ass’s

  • FUCKAPOPPADOCK

    I LISTEN TO ALL TYPES OF MUSIC AND TI RIPS SHIT!!! I AGREE THE KING COULD HAVE BEEN MUCH BETTER (IN MY OPINION IT WAS TOO COMMERCIAL TO ME)BUT YOU CAN PUT IN A TI CD AND LET THAT MUTHAFUCKA RIDE TO THE END. TRAP MUSIK??? DON’T TELL ME THAT’S NOT A MUTHAFUCKIN CLASSIC AND WHAT ABOUT URBAN LEGEND??? THAT SHIT WAS TIGHT….AND EVEN I’M SERIOUS WAS SOME GUTTA SHIT. GET OUT OF HERE….YOU’LL HATIN ASS NEW YORK AND EAST COAST NIGGAS ARE JUST MAD THAT YOUR FUCKIN MUSIC IS WACK AND DON’T SELL SHIT.

    • Kanye West

      WACK? LMFAO! NY is the birthplace of HIP HOP! If NY isn’t selling then who the fuck is 50 Cent, DMX, Nas and Jay-Z??? I know! They are they only people the South can never out sell EXCEPT for Outkast, Nelly AND Ludacris. Those 3 artists are the only Southern rappers that sell MULTI-PLATINUM albums and have EXTRAORDINARY TALENT. Everyone else in the South sucks pure ass. Stop hating STAN.

  • Steven Brown

    I am a fan of true Hip-Hop, and not Clear Channel Rap, and I happen to agree that T.I. is not as great as he thinks he is.

    I was asking myself, why hasn’t he gone 2 mil. yet also?

    It is good to think that you are 1 of the best, but he does not have the track record of a lot of artist, and If he really wants to be KING of the South, then Juve, Dre 3000, Ludacris, and dare I say Trick Daddy must all of a sudden die for it to happen.

    Quick note: I was working at a place called ITC DeltaCom a few years back, and I got a call, because it is 411, and it was some guy who worked across from GrandStand Hustle records, and he out of his mouth said that T.I. is the Jay-Z of the South, because they were taking the exact same route-so instantly I thought 2 garbage albums and then 1 album that sold well to propel a career.

    T.I. goes on 106 and when they stated that he was the Jay-Z of the South, he said “Others can say that, but I won’t”, when I distinctly heard it said about 3 years ago, so it had to originate from somewhere.

    Lil’ Flip, Chamillionaire, Lil Wayne’, Lil’ Bow Wow, and Lil’ Man (Marlon Wayans) are all better than this guy man.

  • ironman0285

    T.I. is not overrated…this nigga don’t have competence right now…This nigga don’t have million sales like 50,Kanye West,Nelly…Scarface is the Don of the South but this nigga has million sales…
    T.I. has the talent and business vision to take the southern rap to the next level and that’s the reason is compared to Jay-Z…I don’t know if he’s the one or the next Jay-Z but right now is one of the most talented(the best in the south no question for that)Mc’s that hip hop has.JAY-Z said that right now T.I. and Lil Wayne were his favourites mc’s…One question for you Byron Crawford…Why you don’t like southern rapers success????If T.I. is overrated,who is the best mc right now???

    • Kanye West

      The best Southern MC’s are Outkast!!! How are YOU so blind to the FACTS FOOL!!! They outsold 50 Cent, Nelly, Kanye West, Jay-Z AND Eminem!!!! They are the BEST HANDS DOWN and T.I. is GARBAGE to them.

  • Justin

    Do you even know what you are saying about this man. You are going into the facts that don’t even make the artist. Sells are not what makes the artist. And for others who do not like him may not understand where he comes from and he way of delivering his message in his music. Yes in my opinion he is the King of the South and the Jay-Z of the South. Who down here has the swag of his manner? No one, he is on some grown man shit, Wayne is on some gangsta shit, Juvy on some gangsta shit, Jeezy on some gagsta shit and the list keeps going. It ain’t always about the music you put out, everybody knows what makes Jay stand out is becuase of his swag and no other artist has the swag of his kind except T.I. The numbers may not push for him the say as Jay, but Jay didn’t always have albums go 5 or 6X platinum everytime, it was a system he use and he age will bring the level of music as that to life. I would down any other artist from the south cause I am from the south but for them to say they don’t understand why he is the Jay of the South would be like saying Chicken can’t be delivered. If you listen to him compare his style to others. Think of the artist and producers he has work with as well. And money is not always the issue, casue it is a artform to others and they want it to be done in respectful manners. I tell you one thing though, who else can you say right now is on his level lyrically in the South other then Wayne? Give me 10 artist at least?

    • Kanye West

      Wayne is pure garbage fool! I’ll give you your REAL SOUTHERN RAPPERS!!!
      Andre 3000
      Big Boi
      Scarface
      Geto Boys

      Slum Vil

      Bun B
      Pimp C
      8 Ball
      MJG
      Ludacris
      All of them have REAL LYRICAL CONTENT!!! BTW it don’t matter if Jay-Z didn’t go 5x platinum he STILL went platinum and has 2x AND 3X platinum albums. Even Outkast sold 11 million records (5.5 for each artist) and they’re WAY better than T.I. Jeezy and Wayne combined. Get your FACTS STRAIGHT you STAN.

  • jon jon–23

    Yall East Coast mutha fuckas are talking like Nas and Jay Z are the fuckin’ standard. I like Nas but he and Jay Z are very much overrated. Nas is certainly better than Jay Z. Jay Z sold so many records because he sold himself as a real street nigga and when niggas bought into it white people bought it and also bought his shit. When you listen to his shit it is just okay. Paper champion. Biggie is pretty much the only nigga that I might agree with you east coast niggas on.

  • BOL

    OK, OK, IM GAY IM GAY

  • Real_nygga

    Man All Yall Some No Money Getting..Hating ass Lil Niggas…Yall Computer Geeks Who Drop out of school to talk shit hating on the next fella…bol SDFU..u always hating on the south and what we do…we cant help cause new york is sucking ass…Jay-z Fucking With niggas from the south…must of his song this year i heard him on was with people from down south..all yall muthafuckas on here is a bunch a lames who dont know music worth of shit..less see..G-Unit Sucks…Cameron Sucks…Hell dipset sucks..only juelz tight..Fabolous flop…Where nas?..The Rest are no names..When Biggie Died NY Died…Garbage Shit…Yall some lame T.I. richer den most of them NY Rappers old sucka duck ass niggas..

    • Kanye West

      50 Cent alone has 15 times more money than the entire South. Jay-Z alone has 10 times more money than 50 Cent so you can imagine how much money NY has. Fuck!!! Even P. Diddy has more money than the entire South as well. Stop hating STAN! NY is the birthplace of hip hop for a reason! Only good rappers form the South are Outkast and Ludacris. Also G-Unit sucks? LMFAO stop hating STAN! G-Unit has made more money than any other rap group. They’re world-wide for a reason and the South is NOT!!!

  • Real_nygga

    Aye Bol..Come To The South in Talk That Shit..You Wont Be Publishing No More Blogs Ya Ugly Ass Baboon Jaw Lookin Ass Nigga

  • http://www.myspace.com/sirjantzversatile Sir Jantz

    TI is cool. He’s got that swag and a incredible business since. You can’t really hate his grind. I’m not a TI fan, because some fans are (fuck ass niggas). Me, I’m more of a TI supporter. I’m Serious was a classic like Jay-Z’s Reasonable Doubt. When J’s album came out people was sleeping on it too. Even though TI pretty much commercialized the dope game, he also has made it possible for more african americans to be heard. Him and Luda. I think both of these guys need to chill because they both got money, the life, and the fame. THese are two of the South’s biggest artists. I don’t think TI is overated. I think he’s underated like Outkast was, like Goodie Mob is, and like Dead Prez. Its all music. You haven’t seen nothing yet.

  • Young boss type nigga

    Are yall crazy, T.I. and game are top 5 still rappin, game ate every beat that was on his album. T.I.’s album is failing because he tried to do a party album. He saw Jeezy’s album with no commercial songs and he tried to do something like it….He did not have a “Just doin my job” or a “Cryin for help” he has a whole hard album then he has those two female tracks, and its not put together well. It is still a stong album but not as good as Urban Legend tho….

  • http://noneofyourbusiness.com Ace

    the south praised t.i. but he is really nothing compared to rap’s elite when you look at. lil wayne and luda>>> t.i.=joker of the south. Can’t really take him seriously

  • Rell

    Ayo T.I. is iight, is iight I wouldnt call him a Southern Hova though,not quite yet.I never started messin with the niggah til he came out with Bring Em Out, and thast only cause i thought it was new Hov.But King was his best cd by far,even though it did flop.I mean the cd wasnt somethin I could just listen to its nothin more than ridin music.And this niggah aint the king of the South, my niggah Wheezy F. Baby is!!!

  • Meechy

    Alright hold up, ya’ll is tripping. Give the King of the South his props. His first album “I’m Serious” is a classic and the albums following were pretty decent(Trap Muzik, Urban Legend). I admit KING was not a great album to me with a lot of songs being filler, but T.I. has earned a lot of respect and is one of the most lyrical southern rappers. Even Jay-Z himself is admired by T.I. dimeanor. And Weezie being the next Biggie? There’s no comparison, Weezie’s flow and mic presence is no where close to Biggie’s. Weezie is on his own level right now and I can honestly say he’s the best rapper out right now. Jeezy is not lyrical enough to be compared to Nas I don’t know who came up with that comparison. So ya’ll get off of my nigga’s dick. He’s doing big things and selling records and ya’ll aren’t. He’s making money regardless if you criticize him or not. Like T.I. said “critics don’t mean shit and they can’t judge your success.”

  • Shortylightskin

    Yo Ace, it’s about time somebody said sommin bout Luda,damn. I thinks he’s way more creative and def lyrical over TI,but that’s just me.

  • Shortylightskin

    And Jon Jon 23, i wasn’t dissin the south in any way, im just sayin Busta has had a succsessful(i know i spelled that shit wrong) career in the game since 91′. And just put out his best work in 2006.15 years later. Not many motherfuckas are gonna be able to claim that shit! That’s why i said where’s the TI’s ,Young Cheezy’s,Yung Joc’s of the world gonna be. They jus passin through son.But yo ,i can’t see the future so i could be wrong.

  • ironman0285

    I can’t give 10 artist…Rigth now T.I. & Lil Wayne are on other level in the south…

  • ATL Chick

    fuck what yall saying. My nigga T.I is on top of his game. Yall just mad. Stop hating on him and let that nigga shine. obviously people like him, he still on top of his game. I hate hatin as bitches. Fuck stop snitching stop bitching

  • ATL Chick

    and if u mutha fucka’s stop bootlegg’n shit he probably would have sold more. mutha fuckas

  • http://www.myspace.com/wabdamuss Wab da Muss

    Take it easy buddy, nobody’s gonna sell like 50. Besides, T.I. hasn’t even released the single with Jamie Foxx yet.

    Also, Toomp is the DJ/producer who created T.I.’s signature sound on his last two releases (think Be Easy, U Don’t Know Me and Motivation). It’s good that he’s branching outside of the Grand Hustle camp because he’s a really good producer.

    Less Hate, More Love, Less booze, more trees is my prescription for you Bol.

  • http://xl ChrisA

    NO NEVER T.I is not overrated and nobody said anything bout him unitl Luda’s possible diss on him came out. NO, NOT OVERATED hands down he the king of the South and the radio Stupid

  • Zherow

    All right, T.I. is one of da best artist period, not juz a rapper of technical skill for his region (stop hatin’ on da South, bitches), but real fo’ real, Da best artist of da South goes as follows, no order: The Clipse, UGK, B.G. (who is betta than Lil’ Wayne), Juvenile, Lil’ Wayne, Three 6 Mafia, Project Pat (mixtape wise), Geto Boys, David Banner (who is comparable to Talib Kweli, not lyrically, but subject matters). Got any y’all feel I miss? Cuz Lil’ Flip faggot ass will NEVER be a true factor in da game, period. Chamillioniare ain’t dat good & some of his songs are candy-ass, Rick Ross is too fuckin’ sloppy wit his shit, & really don’t count Ludacris cuz he’s from da Chi, & erbody kno da Mid-West got da best lyricists in da game. GGGGG-Unot! Bitches. Not ta mention, Roc-A-Fella, even though I am a fan, was ner really dat hot when u analyze they albums, mixtapes…

  • XAY

    LOL T.i. overated thats a joke T.I has been the shit ever since you lames slept on I’m serious every CD tip has dropped has shown growth over the one before (with exception of King and its the CD thats put him at the top of the game why everybody hatin on dude he the most versitile rapper out who else can kill westcoast trracks like the song wit Daz east coast songs Just blaze, commercial songs Neptunes,obviously down south tracks like fresh and toomp. and TIs wanna the best rappers at making introspective songs like still aint forgave myself(a southern classic) and live in the sky. SO all yall south hater i.e. New Yorkers fall back this our shit and this aint a fad the south been hot since 97-98 with No Limit and Cash Money and we been running shit since like 2002(take away 50 and the East coast wouldnt even be a blip on the radar.)
    Ay Ill admit selling records dosent mean everything but come on.. I just hopee for yall sakes Papoose and Saigon dont flop cause its lookin bad for yall. Shit say what you want about D4L but guess what they eating same with Mike Jones lame ass and thats a big part of the game(Who cares if you have the best cd in the world if no one hears it cause it dont sale.

  • stophatin

    yall are stupid yall no T.I is the best rapper in the south yea i’ll give it to yall king wasnt his best album but yall need to get off the T.I.P of his dick

  • Real Nigga

    TI iz da shyt fuck dem haterz

  • http://n/a JokerTheBailbondsman

    JokerTheBailbondsman reppin Alaska whats really hood. T.I. is the nigga I been a true T.I fan since serious. For any body that thinks he cant flow go back to his old song “I still aint 4gave myself”

  • EL

    Pop A Poppa made an excellent point. I predicted this back in ’98 but no one could see the writing on the wall. That whole “Hard Knock Life” era is when it began. MTV made hip hop a part of pop culture. BET didn’t have the muscle. That was right before BET sold out to Sumner Redstone. Hop is on it’s way out. No one takes it serious anymore. Oh yeah,…….T.I. is garbage.

  • SUPERMAN

    T.I. THAT NIGGA IS WAY OVERRATED. HE CAN SUCK A DICK NO HOMO.

  • EMR

    T.I. is the best overall artist in the South excluding Legends such as Outkast, Scarface, UGK, 8Ball & MJG. Lil’ Wayne is 2nd on the list. He might be somewhat better lyrically but T.I. has better albums. If T.I. is the Jay-Z of the south, Wayne is NaS. Ludacris is too commercial. T.I. is the total package, he has the wordplay, the charisma, the hit making ability. You see how he detached Lil’ Flip. Flip’s career is over as you can see. He’s the KING, accept it.

  • dtm

    too much bootlegging in the south for something that hot. he is kinda overrated though.

  • B dizzle aka lil Columbia Tennessee

    No yall Got it fucked up Ti is way underated he aint overrated yall just hatin on him fuck all yall the south runnin shit.

  • blake

    You are just hatin on the south. face it, the south took the game over.

  • RIPTHEMIC

    nah hes overrated thank you.

  • fuckcritics

    who the fuck is writing this bullshit! if there was any way to describe and show what a hater sounds and writes like, you would be the perfect candidate. stop fucking hating on the south, and get the fuck off of game, shit! let that nigga live! everybody cant rap the same, thats why hip hop is so fucking dominant, cuz everybody got their own style!

  • wow…

    I don’t get why people have to be so ignorant and can’t just DISCUSS this blog instead of talking like 12 years olds and cussing Bol out mercilessly…it’s an OPINION…instead of just saying “you’re fuckin’ stupid, T.I. is the shit stop playa hatin’”, why not give some fuckin’ reasons WHY you think T.I. isn’t overrated? Ignorant bastards

  • ANDREW

    REAL NIGGA

    U DUM BITCH U SAID T.I IS MORE RICH THAN THE EAST COAST LMFAO, 50 CENT HAS LIKE 10 TIMES AS MUCH MONEY IN HIS BANK. MR FORBES LOL OH YEA JAY Z 2

    G G G G G UNIT

  • ANDREW

    T.I. DOES SING BUBBLEGUM MUSIC

    WHY U WANNA DO THAT SHORY THATS SOUNDS LIKE SIGIN TO ME AND HE SUCKS

  • TI(TESTICALINSPECTOR)

    TI is a goofy herb boy!

  • D

    YALL UP NORTH NIGGAS SOME HATERS THE SOUTH IS RUNNING THE RAP GAME THATS WHY THERE IS ONE ONE EVERY ABLUM THAT COMES OUT AND IF YOU WHERE HERE YOU WOULD KNOWN TIP IS THE KING OF THE SOUTH AND HE IS A LEGEND HOW MANY NIGGAS YOU KNOW CAN END A NIGGAS CAREER WITH WORDS

  • JESSICA

    yeah umm OMG! T.I. is the best rapper ever x 10000000.

  • ChuDoc

    The South will continue to dominate hip hop simly because of demographics i.e theres more niggas in the south than there is in the east! Shit im originally from bankhead ATL but am 24 now, an i dont fuck wit T.I. He’s reptitive. So is Jeezy. But the beat selection, from both those dudes, is flawless.

    It annoys me when these jealous niggas from the east coast dont mention the real ATG’s….Andre 3000, Scarface, UGK….Just like this blogger.

    Andre 3000 is the best m.c alive, and one of the best producers to have ever done it. As part of Outkast, He has more classic lps than any other mc in rap (4)and one 4 mic-er. He makes other rapper/producers like Kanye West sound like benzino over dipset beats. No samples, original instrumention (that he plays), hooks, structure, bridges and with every album sounding different (but like a natural progression), he aint afraid to take risks. he is hip hop.

    But go ahead, talk shit about young jeezy and them. Take the easy route

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  • Trizzle

    here we go again, another pussy ass crab in a barrow, hey ho..i mean bol hate all u want, the south got dis shyt ya heard

  • Maurice L Dees

    being from chicago the only cd i have of ti is on 2pac better dayz i had a problem with ti on beef 3 call scarface on the speaker phone.

  • BYRD

    NOW FOR ALL YOU HATEING AS MOTHERFUCKERS I GUESS YOU ALL CAN SUCK A DICK AND THIS FUCKING MAN BOI DON’T KNOW SHIT WHEN IT COME TO GOOD CRACK MUSIC GET THE FUCK OUT OF HEAR WITH T.I. IS NOT THAT GOOD I BET NOW YOUR ON HIS DICK THAT HE IS IN JAIL AND BEFORE HE WENT IN HE DROP A FIRE ASS ALBUM HELPED SOME TROUBLED YOUNG MEN HOPEFULLY GET THERE LIFE RIGHT AND HE HAS KEEP HIS NAME OUT IN THE STREETS EVEN WHEN HE’S NOT IN THE STREETS HIS GRAND HUSTLE STILL HUSTLEING WITH HIS WIFE ON T.V. TIL HE GET OUT SO WHAT YOU KNOW ABOUT THIS HE DONE PROVED ALL YOU MOTHERFUCKERS WRONG AND BOI YOUR TO BE A WRITER ON A MAG THAT PEOPLE LOOK TO WELL YOUR OPION IS LIKE MY ASSHOLE IT FARTS AND SPITS OUT SHIT!!!!!!!!!!!

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