T.I.

The kang back! Two years ago, T.I. went to prison on a federal gun charge. He got out just long enough to record No Mercy, his dispiriting comeback-attempt album, before going back to prison once again last September after a gallingly dumb Las Vegas drug arrest violated his parole. But TMZ reports that he’s once again out of prison this morning, heading either to home confinement or to a community living facility. Either way! Nice! He’s also back on Twitter, and he seems to be in understandably good spirits.

Just-out-of-prison rappers don’t exactly have a sterling artistic track record (All Eyez On Me notwithstanding), and T.I.’s last few albums have been relative mediocrities, but there’s no touching this guy when he’s in beast mode. Below, check out the video for the almight “Rubba Band Man,” an example of Tip operating at peak capacity.

Can we get that T.I. back, please?

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  1. I feel like No Mercy had a lot of potential/momentum that got messed up when he got his new sentence. So he stuffed the LP out with like, these bad, repentant tracks that countered the triumphant, good ones.

    • Rumor has it that part of his kinda unprecedented sweetheart deal was that he couldn’t rap about drugs or guns anymore. But now that he’s violated parole and been back to prison and everything, maybe he can rap about guns and drugs again! He is very good at rapping about guns and drugs.

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