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 10-06-2008, 09:41 PM         #241
DEEZNUTSBIYATCH 
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So I'll put in my two cents on Paper Trail. I fu*king love this CD, more than any rap CD from the last couple of years easy. I really liked King, but there are just so many things about this CD that appeal to me to put it above.

When it comes to rap, I have diverse taste, but Ill admit that there have been few full cds Im completely a fan off. I usually like or love a few tracks, but then there are other tracks that just don't appeal to me or whatnot. So the fact that I listen to Paper Trail front to back each time is a big plus.

I love the beats, but what I like more is the subject matter and the lyrics. For someone who has always been a T.I. fan and saw little flashes of his intelligence even when his early stuff was "hard" or "thug", I was really happy to see him kind of mature on this album. After the interview on BET, and No Matter What, I came away impressed and sympathetic to his situation. He owned up, admitted it was stupid and wrong, but said why it happened, and used it as almost a cautionary tale. He continued with that on Ready for Whatever, Dead and Gone, and some lines on Live Your Life among others. I personally really like him calling out that rap game for some of the stupid sh*t thats going on, and its not like he doesnt have the reputation and history to back it up.

Pure music wise, my favorite tracks are Dead and Gone, Ready for Whatever, and Whatever You Like. Dead and Gone is just fu*king amazing. When the beat kicks in over JT's hook, I got goosebumps. T.I.'s flow is perfect and its just a well put together song. And for a mainstream single, Whatever You Like is perfect. The subject matter and lyrics are a bit pedestrian but its one of my favorite beats in a LONG time, Ill say it, and its just got a great overall feel to it. I was listening to it when it first leaked months ago, and now its in every bar and hasn't lost its luster. Great sh*t.
 10 years ago '07        #242
MELODY 66 heat pts66
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I've heard it a few times in my car but imma have to say its a classic already cause while skimming through it i found him to be able to deliver every emotion known to man. Beats are dope, and his word play to dope. 5 mics easily.
 10 years ago '06        #243
Bama Boy 100 heat pts100
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i havent bought it yet, but i am. sh*t is by far the Album of the Year so far imo and even the songs i didnt like at first ("Whatever You Like" and "pr0no Star") are growing on me. whole CD goes hard, i aint ready to call it a classic yet tho. if its not a classic then its the closest thing we've had this year and since Face dropped "MADE" last year.
 10 years ago '05        #244
Truth33 20 heat pts20
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Id have to go ahead and say that there are zero classic albums from the south that havn't came from Scarface or possibly Outkast. You must be from the South if you like garbage like this.
 10 years ago '08        #245
barack obama 16 heat pts16
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...In your thread title, why didn't you just say 2 cents? You tryna act all proper n sh*t, smh hate given , , ,
 10-06-2008, 09:54 PM         #246
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 barack obama said:
...In your thread title, why didn't you just say 2 cents? You tryna act all proper n sh*t, smh hate given , , ,
keep this sh*t up and im not votin for you
 10 years ago '04        #247
EOAE 60 heat pts60
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t.i. is not gifted lyrically

i came to realize that i can only feel him if he's talkin bout real sh*t
 10 years ago '06        #248
Bama Boy 100 heat pts100
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 Scan said:
t.i. is not gifted lyrically

i came to realize that i can only feel him if he's talkin bout real sh*t
then u must've felt the sh*t out of this album cause he spit real sh*t the whole way thru.
 10 years ago '06        #249
Bama Boy 100 heat pts100
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 Truth33 said:
Id have to go ahead and say that there are zero classic albums from the south that havn't came from Scarface or possibly Outkast. You must be from the South if you like garbage like this.

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 10 years ago '04        #250
KidKingGoD 3 heat pts
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eh...im not really feeling the album.. it got 2 weeks rotation at the most.
 10 years ago '04        #251
nitetrain8601 23 heat pts23
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Best T.I. by far and best album from the south I've heard in at least 10 years if not ever.
 10 years ago '05        #252
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 nitetrain8601 said:
Best T.I. by far and best album from the south I've heard in at least 10 years if not ever.
i wouldnt take it that far....
he still holds nothing on the UGK'z
slim thug, Face, Trap muzik T.I

but ill place it in the south top category
 10-06-2008, 10:40 PM         #253
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 Truth33 said:
Id have to go ahead and say that there are zero classic albums from the south that havn't came from Scarface or possibly Outkast. You must be from the South if you like garbage like this.
I'm a hiphop head to the fullest. My favorite rapper is Aesop Rock, so that should give you an idea of where I'm coming from.

I rock to mainstream sh*t in the whip or in parties, but TI and many other southern artists are on my list.

If you don't get it, just shut the fu*k up. admit that you're just a geek who cannot understand hiphop, but try to fit in with the backpacking hiphop heads who like their share of the underground, but cannot fathom the concept of hiphop being a genre that can be enjoyed in parties as well.

The south rules, bi*ch. I hope you keep talking sh*t about the south, cuz it just makes us feel good inside, to be honest with you.

you get an F in music. fu*king moron.
 10-06-2008, 11:36 PM         #254
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i said this from the beginning.... it is the album of the year

dead and gone is classic...

every song on the album is on point... yes even pr0n star... the other night i was high... vibin with a honey....laid back.... and the song came on... that sh*t was perfect for that moment... laid back as fu*k..

im illy ...ready for whatever etc..are sick..

swing ya rag... sgonna k!ll the clubs..

ps: why the fu*k that video aint dropped yet?????
 10 years ago '05        #255
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I like this album. I actually like all his sh*t. whether he is lyrical or not.
 10 years ago '06        #256
Jersey826 5 heat pts
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 psylence2k said:
he deserves to at least do 500k
He deserves to smash the living sh*t outta that weed plate called the Carter III and be the top selling Rap/Hip Hop album this year. Paper Trail was flames, Carter III was horse sh*t.
 10 years ago '06        #257
Jersey826 5 heat pts
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 Str8Evo3Racer said:
then why dont u go and tell T.I to step his lyrical game up or STFU:angry16:
Tell TI to step his lyrical game up? Ok now you fu*kin w/ me, dude went the fu*k in lyrically on this album. Dudes rhyme schemes on this joint are on another level.

I can see why u been here since 2004 and haven't posted much if all your post were some dumb sh*t like that.
 10 years ago '05        #258
Truth33 20 heat pts20
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 DEEZNUTSBIYATCH said:
I'm a hiphop head to the fullest. My favorite rapper is Aesop Rock, so that should give you an idea of where I'm coming from.

I rock to mainstream sh*t in the whip or in parties, but TI and many other southern artists are on my list.

If you don't get it, just shut the fu*k up. admit that you're just a geek who cannot understand hiphop, but try to fit in with the backpacking hiphop heads who like their share of the underground, but cannot fathom the concept of hiphop being a genre that can be enjoyed in parties as well.

The south rules, bi*ch. I hope you keep talking sh*t about the south, cuz it just makes us feel good inside, to be honest with you.

you get an F in music. fu*king moron.

YOU call ME a geek but then you fu*k up by going onto say your favorite rapper is Aesop Rock. The south doesn't rule sh*t except for ignorance.

And I fully understand hiphop...it isn't that deep when you got these lame rappers like TI and 50 Cent dominating the genre. And honestly I don't give a fu*k about what can be enjoyed at parties because at that point it's about the producer and not the rapper.


Ignorance is bliss
 10 years ago '04        #259
caboloon 201 heat pts201
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CHART DATE: 10/06/2008
LAST UPDATE: 10/07/2008 13:41:24
NOW IN: FINAL

LW TW artist / album label power index % change
-- 1 T.I. GRAND HUSTLE/ATLANTIC 577,673 --
PAPER TRAIL
-- 2 JENNIFER HUDSON ARISTA/RMG 225,400 --
JENNIFER HUDSON
-- 3 ROBIN THICKE STAR TRAK/INTERSCOPE 140,950 --
SOMETHING ELSE
-- 4 JAMES TAYLOR HEAR MUSIC 91,952 --
COVERS
1 5 METALLICA WARNER BROS. 88,961 -32%
death MAGNETIC
4 6 NE-YO DEF JAM/IDJMG 72,345 -10%
YEAR OF THE GENTLEMAN
7 7 KID ROCK ATLANTIC 57,037 -5%
ROCK N ROLL JESUS
-- 8 JACK'S MANNEQUIN SIRE RECORDS 49,008 --
GLASS PASSENGER
-- 9 KELLIE PICKLER BNA/SBMG NASHVILLE 43,454 --
KELLIE PICKLER
9 10 YOUNG JEEZY DEF JAM/IDJMG 41,060 +9%
RECESSION
6 11 JAZMINE SULLIVAN J RECORDS/RMG 40,198 -37%
FEARLESS
-- 12 BEN FOLDS EPIC 34,653 --
WAY TO NORMAL
10 13 LIL WAYNE CASH MONEY/UNIV MOTOWN 34,258 -2%
THA CARTER III
-- 14 ANBERLIN UNIVERSAL REPUBLIC 34,079 --
NEW SURRENDER
2 15 DEMI LOVATO HOLLYWOOD 32,308 -65%
DON'T FORGET
11 16 JONAS BROTHERS HOLLYWOOD 31,252 -11%
A LITTLE BIT LONGER
3 17 pus*yCAT DOLLS INTERSCOPE 29,916 -64%
DOLL DOMINATION
13 18 THE GAME GEFFEN 29,005 +4%
LAX
14 19 RIHANNA DEF JAM/IDJMG 27,463 0%
GOOD GIRL GONE BAD
8 20 JOE KEDAR ENTERAINMENT 24,863 -56%
JOE THOMAS NEW MAN
5 21 KINGS OF LEON RCA/RMG 24,167 -66%
ONLY BY THE NIGHT
17 22 SUGARLAND MERCURY NASHVILLE 24,136 -7%
LOVE ON THE INSIDE
15 23 MAMMA MIA! DECCA 23,667 -10%
SOUNDTRACK
29 24 LEONA LEWIS J RECORDS/RMG 22,682 +34%
SPIRIT
16 25 SLIPKNOT ROADRUNNER 22,395 -14%
ALL HOPE IS GONE
12 26 DARIUS RUCKER CAPITOL NASHVILLE 22,190 -26%
LEARN TO LIVE
39 27 NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK INTERSCOPE 20,502 +55%
BLOCK
-- 28 TRIVIUM ROADRUNNER 19,439 --
SHOGUN
23 29 JASON MRAZ ATLANTIC 19,303 -4%
WE SING WE DANCE WE STEAL THINGS
22 30 COLDPLAY CAPITOL 18,944 -12%
VIVA LA VIDA
28 31 KATY PERRY CAPITOL 17,892 +5%
ONE OF THE BOYS
20 32 NELLY DERRTY/UNIV MOTOWN 17,846 -20%
BRASS KNUCKLES
25 33 MILEY CYRUS HOLLYWOOD 17,495 -3%
BREAKOUT
27 34 TAYLOR SWIFT BIG MACHINE 15,825 -8%
TAYLOR SWIFT
21 35 BUCKCHERRY ELEVEN SEVEN MUSIC 15,246 -29%
BLACK BUTTERFLY
41 36 DUFFY MERCURY 14,778 +15%
ROCKFERRY
31 37 DJ KHALED KOCH 13,769 -17%
WE GLOBAL
42 38 ERIC BENET REPRISE 13,578 +7%
LOVE & LIFE
36 39 NOW 28 CAPITOL 13,426 -3%
VARIOUS ARTISTS
35 40 CAMP ROCK WALT DISNEY RECORDS 13,420 -6%
SOUNDTRACK
-- 41 JAMES MORRISON INTERSCOPE 12,494 --
SONGS FOR YOU, TRUTHS FOR ME
18 42 TV ON THE RADIO DGC/INTERSCOPE 12,353 -50%
DEAR SCIENCE
40 43 NOW COUNTRY UME/UNIVERSAL NASHVILLE 12,290 -7%
NOW COUNTRY
-- 44 BAYSIDE VICTORY 11,935 --
SHUDDER
-- 45 MURS WARNER BROS. 11,094 --
MURS FOR PRESIDENT
44 46 STAIND ATLANTIC 11,026 -9%
ILLUSION OF PROGRESS
19 47 JACKSON BROWNE INSIDE RECORDS 10,947 -55%
TIME THE CONQUEROR
34 48 JESSICA SIMPSON EPIC/COLUMBIA NASHVILLE 10,556 -27%
DO YOU KNOW
-- 49 AMON AMARTH METAL BLADE 10,508 --
TWILIGHT OF THE THUNDER GOD
47 50 DISTURBED REPRISE 10,017 -2%
 10 years ago '05        #260
awall 
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SOUTH RUNS HIP HOP...

T.I. doing it big mad props to da n!gga.
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