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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
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  1. T.I. is at the top of his game, though, and he makes it heard.
  2. It's the most cohesive and listenable record he's made to date.
  3. 70
    T.I. vs. T.I.P. does continue T.I.'s pattern of finding great production and then sounding really cool on top of it.
  4. The project just doesn't offer as many gems as "King," which pushed T.I. to new commercial heights.
  5. 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.
  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: 22 out of 27
  2. Negative: 4 out of 27
  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. JamesM.
    Jul 5, 2007
    9
    Not as good as KING but still one great album
  5. Jul 9, 2013
    9
    T.I. Vs T.I.P. is a very solid album. It's not T.I.'s best album by far, but it is solidified as a good album by his standards and that isT.I. Vs T.I.P. is a very solid album. It's not T.I.'s best album by far, but it is solidified as a good album by his standards and that is saying a lot in itself. The sound and production in this one isn't his best nor the most exciting, but it still supersedes what the sound of hip hop has been in recent years. T.I. has brought a new type of flow and sound to each of his albums, and this one held up. The lyrics in this album are again, not his best by far, but that's just because of how great King was especially along with his previous efforts. The lyrics again, are acceptable by his standards and absolutely above the rest of the game. The features are actually a significant plus for this project. This album is not a classic like some of his previous efforts, but it should still be recognized as a very good album by one of the greats and one that doesn't conform to what some unknowing mainstream fans like. 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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