No Mercy - T.I.
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  • Summary: Written while serving his nearly year-long stint in federal prison, the Atlanta rapper’s seventh studio album features contributions from Kanye West, Drake and others stars.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. 75
    The self-proclaimed King of the South addresses his troubles on tracks like Welcome to the World and Castle Walls.
  2. Dec 7, 2010
    70
    It's well crafted, but some of T.I.'s best lines obscure the tracks' fuzzy thinking.
  3. The album's top heavy, and its finest moments come when T.I.'s able to look past himself, whether it be to attack the legal or education system. The rest is frustratingly mixed.
  4. Jan 3, 2011
    60
    No Mercy is the sound of a rapper addressing his idiocy without sacrificing his swagger. Sometimes, the gravitas feels perfunctory, like T.I. is just fulfilling a public-service requirement; other times, it totally backfires.
  5. Jan 4, 2011
    50
    No Mercy is a valley, not a peak, in a career that has seen plenty of both.
  6. Dec 7, 2010
    50
    Mostly, the album shows that T.I.'s lyrical side is not worthy of much attention.
  7. Jan 4, 2011
    40
    The electricity that defined T.I.'s early career-dexterous lyricism molded effortlessly to trap rap essentials -- feels further away than ever before.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. Feb 10, 2011
    10
    T.I. released recently from jail released an album called â
  2. Jan 7, 2011
    9
    No Mercy by T.I. is a great album, although not his best, but pretty good. I like it for his collaborations with Christiana Aguilera in Castle Walls and with Eminem in That's All She Wrote. Expand
  3. Mar 15, 2012
    8
    OK album; all the best songs were relegated to bonus tracks. However, T.I. can still make even bad singers (e.g. Chris Brown) sound good; Poppin Bottles was pretty good, as was the title track. Expand
  4. Dec 15, 2010
    7
    Its a good album, it isnt bad, it just isnt that memorable, his flow is great, and some of the beats are great. its there arent enough memorable lines and some of the songs you can only wonder what they are about. None of it is bad, there are songs with good lyrics, songs with good flow, songs with good beats, but no songs with all of them. I was hoping for another Im illy, but its not here. Expand
  5. Feb 23, 2011
    6
    No Mercy: TI

    The creation of No Mercy definitely had its ups and its downs. After the title of the album had changed three times and TI
    being released from prison, there was a lot of hype built up for this album. Although TI was in jail, he had most songs on this album already recorded. The pre-recorded songs were the only decent songs on the album because it just seemed as if he wrote the newly recorded songs in a fifteen minute span. Signing a record deal as a young teenager right off the streets of Atlanta, there is a vast improvement in his lyrics and you can see the maturity that he has gained. The album has a recorded fourteen songs and only four that TI sings solo. Eleven songs having guest singers, TI had some good friends because they sure helped him out. A four song album probably wouldnâ Expand
  6. Apr 26, 2011
    5
    I'll get through the positives first: This relatively mediocre album from T.I. is pretty much ran by his guest acts. The opening track with Kanye and Cudi is a solid track, if only for those two being on it. And "That's All She Wrote" is the shining light of the album, with phenomenal turns by both T.I. and Eminem (Kind of like how Eminem helped make the only good track of Lil' Wayne's Revolver). Other than that, nothing is memorable and special, and it lacks any particular density (Paper Trail lacked density as well, but managed to overcome this problem with solid production and singles). The album is not really worth revisiting, other than "That's All She wrote". Expand
  7. Feb 25, 2012
    2
    T.I. try to make a comeback like one Eminem did. But it failed. No Mercy was really bad but I think he doesnt put as much effort as he needed to. I'm a Big T.I. fan i have all of his CD's lets just say I could of gone through life without listening to the album Expand

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