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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. 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. Jul 9, 2013
    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 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

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