In two weeks T.I. is set to drop his 9th studio album (on Tuesday, October 21st). And today Tip released his third single, Paperwork. This is the titular track and features his executive producer, Pharrell Williams. His first two singles were About The Money and No Mediocre. The former features fellow ATL rapper Young Thug, and the latter features T.I.'s rap apprentice, Iggy Azalea. Both songs seemed lazy and generic to me, and if that seems harsh it is only because I hold Mr.Harris to a higher standard than the army of young trapper rappers coming out lately. T.I. has proven that he is capable of being grouped with not just upper echelon southern emcees, but emcees in general. Thankfully his third single reinforces my belief in the Grand Hustle capo. This Pharrell assisted track is a little more laid back than we are used to for a Tip track, but believe me when I tell you that you will have this on heavy repeat mode.
I was a little worried about the Paperwork album, but I will hold judgment until we hear the full project. T.I. has been going on a more cinematic route with a few of his songs and he has promised that this album will be part of a trilogy, with elaborate thematic features and movie quality music videos.
Peep single below and tell us what you think.