Destination Jam: Top 5 bangers by rapper TI as fans await 'The Libra (The Legend Is Back Running Atlanta)'
'Live Your Life' with Rihanna, 'Ring' featuring Young Thug and more on today's Destination Jam highlighting TI
Rapper TI is gearing up for the release of his highly anticipated new album 'The Libra (The Legend Is Back Running Atlanta)' and what better way to get ready for its release than with some of the best TI tracks. Check out our Destination Jam featuring his top five bangers below.
'Live Your Life' ft. Rihanna
TI is a prominent hip-hop artiste not only with a massive collection of over 10 studio albums but has proven to produce some fire collaborations and we can't help but introduce you to one of his best. A musical pairing we could certainly see more of, 'Live Your Life' features Rihanna and was released in 2008. The song's lyrics center around T.I.'s rise to fame and optimism for the future as well as acts as a dedication to the American troops fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Commercially, 'Live Your Life' was a success worldwide, topping the Billboard Hot 100 chart and marking T.I.'s third No. 1 single and Rihanna's fifth.
'No Matter What'
There are certain hip-hop tracks that hit that proverbial sweet spot, and T.I.'s 'No Matter What' deserves its place on today's Destination Jam as one of the more underrated tracks in our playlist. Over a thumping beat and yearning synth, TI steps into the fore as a strong contender in hip-hop, spitting lyrics like, "Neva have ya seen in ya lifetime. A more divine southern rapper. Wit a swag like mine. Facin' all kind of time. But smile like I'm fine. Brag with such passion. And shine without trying." These days, T.I. is seen as a rap elder of sorts, and 'No Matter What' gives a sense of nostalgia for his music and is a motivator to take inspiration from his rise to fame.
'Ring' featuring Young Thug
We give you a taste of his upcoming album with 'Ring', which released on September 11. This track is produced by ChopsquadDJ and DY Krazy, and features a collaboration with Young Thug. Together, the rappers trade off verses, transitioning smoothly and flowing effortlessly over a cinematic old-school trap beat.
'The Weekend' featuring Young Thug, Swizz Beatz
Another collaborative effort with Young Thug, 'The Weekend' also features Swizz Beatz. Who doesn't enjoy a good weekend with some solid partying? But this music video sees TI's weekend exploits taking a turn for the worst, although TI and Young Thug laugh it off at the end. The visual finds four bodacious women armed with guns and on the prowl for victims to pickpocket at T.I.'s house party, and without revealing any spoilers, it's best we leave you to enjoy the rest of the video's narrative yourselves. The song and video carry a catchy impression of swag and charm, largely appealing for such charisma. Check out the music video below.
'Memories Back Then' featuring B.o.B., Kendrick Lamar
TI's 2013 hit 'Memories Back Then' is joined by B.o.B. and Kendrick Lamar, and features vocals by Kris Stephens. The song features a curious blend of styles and sounds that make it worthy of many a repeat and interesting to dissect. Lyrically, the song finds all three MCs spitting of encounters with past lovers, and musically it comes off as relaxing and an easy-listen.
Destination Jam is a daily list of songs that will keep you entertained and grooving up top in lieu of feeling drained and losing the plot. Look out for a fresh selection of great tunes from MEAWW to refresh your mood every day!