'Pardon': TI drops second single from 'The Libra' featuring Lil Baby, fans declare it an 'instant classic'
Sonically, 'Pardon' takes a minimalistic approach to the music to highlight the hard-hitting lyrics
Rapper TI took to his social media during the early hours of October 15 to announce the release of a brand-new single titled 'Pardon'. The song features a collaboration with Atlanta rapper Lil Baby.
"WTF YOU mean YOU ain't heard our s**t yet!?!?!" TI wrote on Instagram, adding, "#Pardon feat @lilbaby_1 OUT NOW EERRRRRWHERE‼️" with a photo of the rapper pair posing. Check out the announcement by clicking here.
Fans were quick to support the collaboration and shared their excitement over the new track. "I know that’s about to be HARD," said a fan while another wrote, "I think you got yourself another #1 sir‼️" Another said, "Eyy Tip yous a legend."
Over on Twitter one fan said of the track, "Good chillax musik for sure. Looking forward to future creations."
Good chillax musik for sure. Looking forward to future creations 💯❤✌— eZenLaRoux (@zen_roux) October 15, 2020
Another fan called it an "instant classic...." Another said, "@Tip is back."
instant classic....— MR. VEGAN (@GD741421519) October 15, 2020
@Tip is Back :microphone::star:️:fire::fire::fire::prince::skin-tone-5:— Meechie228 (@EDE283) October 15, 2020
'Pardon' is the second major release after 'Ring' and is set to feature on his upcoming album 'The Libra (The Legend Is Back Running Atlanta)'. Sonically, 'Pardon' takes a minimalistic approach to the music to highlight the hard-hitting lyrics. Over a high-pitched synth-stab loop and scaled-back beat, TI spits a continuous flow of lyrics like, "Heard somebody say I wasn't poppin'. Well, they been misinformed, I got a hundred K in my pocket. I be outside totin' carbon. With the young - shootin' like Harden, beg your pardon. I just put the Patek on a throwaway. Shawty tried to take a nigga soul away, beg your pardon. Big body rolls give me road rage. Swervin' in an Aston Martin, beg your pardon." Listen to 'Pardon' below.
TI previously collaborated with Young Thug for the song 'Ring' and its music video, which released on September 25. The visual, which was directed by TI himself, arrived on the same date as the rapper's 40th birthday. The 'Ring' originally dropped via a billboard in Times Square. It is directed by Phillyflyboy and produced by Chopsquad DJ and DY Krazy.
Meanwhile, TI is also gearing up for the release of his album, 'The Libra', which is out on October 16. TI previously announced the album, sharing the cover art which features several models forming the shape of a double beam balance scale.
'The Libra (The Legend Is Back Running Atlanta)' follows TI's 2018 LP ‘Dime Trap’. Stay tuned for its release on Friday.