CD REVIEW: T.I – Trouble Man: Heavy Is The Head

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T.I has spent a fair bit of time in prison over the years, for convictions ranging from narcotics to firearm possession.

Not that you need to see his rap sheet to realise that we’re dealing with an angry young man here. One listen to this record would suffice

T.I combines Dre-inspired early 90’s rap and the more modern, nastier southern style and there’s little here to suggest he’s seen the error of his ways; given the talk of his ‘.44’ on Go Get It, rehabilitation doesn’t feature heavily on his to-do list.

Even Guns and Roses, the chart-friendly collaboration with Pink, can’t detract from the aggression of Who Want Some and G Season.

This is a harsh, hard-hitting record, even by hip-hop standards.