The Rundown: T.I.'s Trouble Man: Heavy Is the Head

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"Trap Back Jumpin"

Prison doesn't make T.I. shy away from the signature topic of his earlier work, the one that made him King of the South: the trap. Along with Jeezy, Tip was the voice of Down South D-boys in the early- to mid-2000s, and helped create the epic, elbow-throwing, 808-filled sound of so-called "trap music." T.I., eager to recapture that early magic, goes back to the sound and subject that made him, and sounds refreshed in the process: "It time to get them bricks outta that bag, put that scale back on that desk / Sit that VisionWare on that stove, next to that baking soda and Pyrex," he growls.

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