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  • Summary: The fifth studio album for the Atlanta rapper includes Alfamega, Busta Rhymes, Jay-Z, Eminem, and Nelly as guests.
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. It's the most cohesive and listenable record he's made to date.
  2. T.I. is at the top of his game, though, and he makes it heard.
  3. T.I. overshadows any work he has previously done by keeping his Southern hip-hop roots intact while putting just enough attention on the hooks that one could easily find half of these songs that paint T.I. vs. T.I.P’s canvas on your favorite Hot 100 radio station.
  4. 60
    By Act III, T.I. faces down T.I.P. in the mirror during a bizarre skit, yelling, "Why can't you just talk about what's wrong with you? Why can't you just let everything out?" The same could be said for the ambitious but uneven T.I. vs. T.I.P.
  5. The album is generally enjoyable, and it's doubtful T.I. has to worry about being dethroned within the near future.
  6. You wanna hear a mediocre hip hop album with a few decent songs? That’s the T.I. I’ve come to know and love.
  7. In exploring his split psyche, T.I. forgets what made the excursion interesting to begin with: there’s good and evil in everyone, but you gotta mix the two to get a reaction.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 28
  2. Negative: 4 out of 28
  1. Newnew
    Aug 1, 2007
    10
    Well i can't say to much he came back and did his thing again every new cd he come out wit is hot as hell so it ain't no different Well i can't say to much he came back and did his thing again every new cd he come out wit is hot as hell so it ain't no different he is #1 on best mc and rapper charts and stuff u no he beastin "aye aye aye u no what it is"so don't hate on em da whole cd is da shit and all his other cd's are to. Grand hustle "imma show u how ta do dis son"aye keep it pimpin homie Expand
  2. KyleZ.
    Sep 3, 2007
    10
    Instant classic. Does not really have a 'true' concept album feel. (minus the three acts which are just about the only thing that Instant classic. Does not really have a 'true' concept album feel. (minus the three acts which are just about the only thing that makes this album a concept album) If you can get over that and just listen to the songs as just that -- songs, then you will love this album. Expand
  3. JoshW
    Jun 20, 2008
    10
    This album was great, definitly one of his best, and to Tyler, dude wtf u doin lookin up rap cd's to comment on if u hate rap, no one This album was great, definitly one of his best, and to Tyler, dude wtf u doin lookin up rap cd's to comment on if u hate rap, no one cares if u dont like this album or rap, your just a nobody, im sure T.I. got more talent in one finger than u do, get a life and learn to apperciate all music Expand
  4. AaronM
    Jul 19, 2007
    9
    Upon first listening and having never bought a T.I. CD before, I didn't get into it. But second time through and ever since, I've Upon first listening and having never bought a T.I. CD before, I didn't get into it. But second time through and ever since, I've been hooked. It's actually pure genius, creative, and shows dimensions and layers of T.I. which is crucial for the genre. One words: impressive. Expand
  5. johnnyc.
    Aug 16, 2007
    8
    this cd was on point. not better then king,but still good. and tyler u say anyone can make money off of rapping. i wanna see you try it. u go this cd was on point. not better then king,but still good. and tyler u say anyone can make money off of rapping. i wanna see you try it. u go out and make millions doing what he does. true,majority of these new rappers are lame,but ti is on point. Expand
  6. RIGHTONTOP
    Jul 31, 2007
    7
    This is the first T.I. album that I can listen to from start to finish. He has grown as a rapper, and yes, put himself on a different plateau This is the first T.I. album that I can listen to from start to finish. He has grown as a rapper, and yes, put himself on a different plateau comparing to all the other southern garbage(eg:walk it out crap!) that is polluting hip hop. For what is out there now, this is what the game needs. Grand Hustle boy! Keep it pimpin'! Expand
  7. TylerG.
    Aug 6, 2007
    0
    None of this should ever be considered music, and if this is music, then I must not know anything about it. Rap is nothing but an average joe None of this should ever be considered music, and if this is music, then I must not know anything about it. Rap is nothing but an average joe saying things that someone wrote to a beat on the background, a job that anyone could take and succeed with the right beats and rhymes Expand

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