Many considered T.I.'s last album "No Mercy" to be sub-par, but while on The Breakfast Club T.I. explains how his situation at the time affected the LP.
Yesterday we saw Big Sean's interview with The Breakfast Club, which occurred the same morning as T.I.'s interview with the crew. Tip is, of course, promoting his new album Trouble Man, which is projected to sell 150-175k in its opening week.
On air with The Breakfast Club, T.I. spoke on the excessive amount of music he recorded for Trouble Man, as well as his last album No Mercy. He defended No Mercy which was considered to be a throwaway album from the Kang. He also compared it to Paper Trail, and spoke on the situation he was in at the time of recording the LP.
When Charlamagne disses No Mercy, Tip responds to him, "That because, you are comparing it to the rest of the albums that were made by people in the free world, without the mindset that I already know- I'm going to prison." He quickly continued when Charlamagne calls the album "too apologetic." "Apologetic to myself. I'm a very personal person, I'm speaking aloud, I'm talking to me and the people around me. I don't know how many people flatter the hell out themselves thinking I'm talking about them, and apologizing to you, I don't know you to apologize to you. I'm talking to the people around me."
T.I. talks about his change in character and humble spirits, as he salutes other ATLiens doing it big for the A. He also speaks on what will be the next single off Trouble Man, he's deciding between the Cee-Lo Green featured "Hello" or "Can You Learn" with R. Kelly. He says the one with Pink is coming later.
Check out the full 27-minute interview below.