The Rundown: T.I.'s Trouble Man: Heavy Is the Head
T.I. finally addresses his dark prison days on the album's closer, and it's hard not to be touched. Its vital back story explains what fueled the furious, take-no-prisoners performances Tip delivers on some of the album's earlier highlights. Though T.I. is definitely at his best when he goes back to the trap anthems of his past, he shows here that he's learned and evolved since then. He's a more complete artist for it, and Trouble Man is a more complete album. One of the most focused efforts of his career, the album shows he's still the same Tip, but reveals a new, wiser side as well.
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