Looking back at the political rap T.I. has been making since "Trap Muzik."
Tip is one of the most intelligent and articulate thinkers in the game. Recently, he’s been on his socially conscious tip, no pun, promoting his politically charged new EP, Us or Else. He’s made his way through Ebro In The Morning, Power 106 LA, First Take, and the BET Hip-Hop Awards, as well as chastising Floyd Mayweather on Instagram for saying “All Lives Matter”.
However, socio-political commentary is nothing new for Tip. While the Atlanta MC has moreso defined by his numerous smash hits (recently “About The Money” and “No Mediocre”) and somewhat marginalized by the stigma of southern rap, his political side has been present throughout his career.
Today, we commemorate Tip’s 10 most socially conscious records before his “Us or Else” EP.