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T.I. Compares Current Generation Of Hip Hop To Random Amateurs Being Invited To Join NBA


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"T.I. has made an interesting observation about today’s Hip Hop landscape acknowledging both the amount of talent and how overcrowded the space has become.

Tip shared his observation during an appearance on Shaquille O’Neal’s podcast, The Big Podcast with Shaq, which dropped on Wednesday (February 28).

“This generation reminds me of every other generation,” he began. “You got some people who are exceptionally dope, and some people who are just alright. You know what I mean?”

He continued: “But it’s a lot more of it to choose from now. I feel that, actually, what they’ve done with music is equivalent to if they were to open up the doors of the arena and say, ‘anybody think you can play basketball? Come on out the stands out here to the floor. Here go you a jersey, man. Get in the game.'”


Elsewhere in the same interview, T.I. revealed that while he appreciated his colleagues — like Nelly and Usher — who were part-owners of basketball teams, he couldn’t see himself investing in a team himself.

“So many of my contemporaries — like Nelly, you know, he got a piece of Charlotte — and Usher’s got a piece of Cleveland,” he began around the 29-minute mark. “You know, people be asking me, ‘would I ever do it?’ And I don’t think I would, you know? Because I just can’t see me taking so much of my money, investing it in something, and I can’t do what the fu#k I wanna do.”

He continued: “I just can’t imagine that. I’m gonna put my money into something where I can dictate, and I can determine, the way it’s gonna go.”

He also revealed that he and DMX were planning to collaborate before the legendary rapper’s untimely death.

“X came to my house like two weeks before he died. We were planning to work together,” he said. “He came to the studio and I was recording something else. I think by the time I had finished he had to run to another engagement.”

The Grand Hustle general continued: “And then one time he said he wanted to go to the studio but I was at the house with the kids and I couldn’t get out, so he said, ‘I’ma just pull up on you, man.’”

“He came by and we just sat up all night ’til four, five in the morning, talking loud in the kitchen. I was having margaritas, I think he might have had a beer. Smoking and chilling, just talking like we known each other forever. That was the first time we had ever really [met].”

He added: “We were talking about kids and he left town that day and I left town, I was taking my kids to Orlando. And we was on the phone planning to meet back up and work again. I think maybe two, three days later, he had passed.”

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 2 months ago '20        #2
Carl 
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TI is a legend knows that hip hop is dead
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 2 months ago '15        #3
Tobinmont  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x11
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Facts. fu#k em
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 2 months ago '15        #4
mrwoodside 
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Shaq did both… so he would know…
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 2 months ago '20        #5
Blafy  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x18
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There are way to many entertainers in media today because it’s easier to get into and be HOT. But can they stay that way and make / do another entertaining thing again and again. Many cannot and fall down into the hole again, while another 100 are climbing and falling too.
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 2 months ago '20        #6
gogosunday  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x7
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Well I do think he’s tripping wanting to run it because sports franchises are proven to have amazing returns.

But he does support real rappers or the new generation members who are dope so salute to tip



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 2 months ago '08        #7
daluckychild  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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I disagree slightly. In the NBA, what you see will always be the most talented people available to do the job.

In music, Pitt Bull said it best, the industry is 10% talent, 90% business. We know there are better artists and music out there. It's just not promoted and the industry makes more money off these sub par musicians than they would with others. Then there is the prison profiteering connection but that's another story
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 2 months ago '23        #8
LearnLimoTint  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x18
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 2 months ago '22        #9
Demencio Benson  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x28
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 2 months ago '18        #10
VIMAN  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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 Carl said 🔗
TI is a legend knows that hip hop is dead
It's crazy nas brought this to light so long ago but sh1t I'd take that then today's rap anyday
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 2 months ago '11        #11
Tony Franks  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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 mrwoodside said 🔗
Shaq did both… so he would know…
he gets respect for that, but his opinion shouldnt even be tolerated, let alone followed. Unless he telling you what to invest in.

edit: And thats exactly what we talking about, so all that i just said means nothing
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 2 months ago '22        #12
lovetalkgames 
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He’s right.

It’s really like they go to Sesame Street and grab a random background character and sign them to a rap deal.
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 2 months ago '05        #13
16jan87 
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Just like wen i sat thru a horrible comedy set for 40 mins when they bring out TI to tell jokes when i paid to see bruce bruce … this guy is the biggest hypocrite to me
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 2 months ago '23        #14
LoveEveryone 
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 Carl said 🔗
TI is a legend knows that hip hop is dead
$TFU like 100 different real HipHop artists from Canibus and Ti o Lil flip, Max B, Esham and MC Juice will drop but y'all won't support them yet HipHop is dead. HipHop wouldn't be dead if y'all supported your favorite rappers
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 2 months ago '17        #15
ThatNigg22  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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Hip Hop died in 2014

It's last hope for survival was Kendrick and Cole but they let a Canadian child star dominate the game while they whined about how hard it is to be rich and famous and waited years to drop between projects

Drake (among others) being as fraudulent as he is made the next generation give up hope in traditional rules. Now we got a bunch of drugged out kids with guns and colorful hair who don't respect anything and revel in self destruction.
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 2 months ago '17        #16
ThatNigg22  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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 LoveEveryone said 🔗
$TFU like 100 different real HipHop artists from Canibus and Ti o Lil flip, Max B, Esham and MC Juice will drop but y'all won't support them yet HipHop is dead. HipHop wouldn't be dead if y'all supported your favorite rappers
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Doesn't matter if we support them

Hip hop is youth based. If kids don't rock with it it's nothing
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 2 months ago '23        #17
LoveEveryone 
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 VIMAN said 🔗
It's crazy nas brought this to light so long ago but sh1t I'd take that then today's rap anyday
And yet Nas's corny a$s said he didn't know why he said it on Drink Champs. If you listen to Nas speak you realize he does a lot of caping. Dissed Doja Cat on Ultra Black(We going ultra black, the opposite of Doja Cat) then said it wasn't a diss, it just rhymed
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Gwyneth Paltrow can say n1gga and she the homie
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 2 months ago '22        #18
lovetalkgames 
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 Gravity said 🔗
Why were people in the late 90’s early 2000’s stealing music?


You thieves do the most bi#ching
What are you even talking about
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 2 months ago '18        #19
Infamous1 
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i aint trying to hear TI's argument cuz in the 90's there should of been a lot of rappers just in the Bay that were bigger then they were. The powers that be made sure it didnt happen
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 2 months ago '14        #20
reelife  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x159
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Well you can't really plant an NBA player
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 2 months ago '22        #21
lovetalkgames 
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 Gravity said 🔗
You think he is correct and used “them” grabbing some random and signing that random to a record deal.

How was the process done that you and TI did approve of?
You need to articulate you point better
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 2 months ago '17        #22
TheFreakyRobber  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x4
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This is why Nastradamus is the Goat rapper alive, I still got Pac #1, but Nas predicted this sh1t.

Hip Hop been dead and they knew it but rappers wanted to save face to stay relevant.

Nobody really listen to this new rap sh1t like that no more with exceptions, mfers just wanna fit in or not look like they old.




Salute to TIP for keeping it 100
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 2 months ago '22        #23
lovetalkgames 
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 Gravity said 🔗
What makes TI and you correct besides

“He’s right.

It’s really like they go to Sesame Street and grab a random background character and sign them to a rap deal.”
Have you seen the talent level of these new artists? They fcking suck.

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 2 months ago '19        #24
Megaman 
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 Carl said 🔗
TI is a legend knows that hip hop is dead
TI always been a$s cheeks. He’s one of the major reasons that new corporate pop rap artists today are trash. He and Puff Daddy started the downward spiral.

He doesn’t have much room to talk. His music was all irrelevant cookie cutter hot garbage.
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 2 months ago '05        #25
Kode_Red 
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Didn’t listen to the interview but TI fell off too

He ain’t dropped anything almost dope in a long time

From rap to reality tv to comedy ain’t nothing moving
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