T.I.

Hip-Hop Rumors: T.I. Says “The Authenticity Has Diminished In The Game”


T.I. has been toying with the option of retiring completely from the rap game and going full on Hollywood, and it seems like Tip is closer than ever to that decision. In a recent interview with Radio One Miami, T.I. took a moment to give props to new artists Big Sean and Kendrick Lamar, but spent a good portion of the interview saying that he can’t relate to popular Hip-Hop music today. Check out what he said below:

“No disrespect to any of the new talent that’s coming out, ‘cus there are a lot of guys that I tip my hat to and I salute their success like Drake, Kendrick Lamar, and Big Sean. There are a lot of cats out there that are grinding and doing it the right way, but there are a lot of things going on out there that quite honestly are a contradiction to what I’ve always stood for and represent. I just feel like in some ways the game is going in a direction that I can’t follow, and I always told myself when that day comes I won’t become the old man talking about ‘Hip-Hop in the old days’, I’ll just find me something else to do.

“The authenticity has diminished in the game, now it’s about what sounds good. And nobody is doing any fact checks, you know? And nobody is getting called on their bullsh*t either. I feel like the level of integrity that I have been able to maintain throughout my career, 11-12 years, I’m going to continue to maintain that same level of respect, that same level of integrity and I’m not going to compromise that for anybody. And if the day comes where the things that I represent ain’t really marketable, ain’t really fashionable to the consumer of the day, then I’m going to break.”

Do you agree with Tip?

  • the rap game has been messed up for years now!
    im happy TI has realized that!!

    • brotha_man

      he is one of the wack ones

      • Celz

        you’re a sucka

  • so true

  • i truly do , u make moe money in hollywood any way but they fake to

    • shit hollywood on its way out…dvd sales are down the whole box office is in a slump 

  • Pierre Elliott

    THIS NGGA WAS PART OF THE PROBLEM. DONT TRY TO PREACH NOW.
    WHATS UP WITH YA MANS ” Shoulder Lean” ????

    • immackulate

      “if you aint apart of the sollution than you become apart of the problem”

    • Southcidal

      Thats Young Dro.

  • $28825362

    T.I. is spot on with his comment. When something doesn’t represent your core values anymore the best thing to do is say, “I’m out, good luck with the game youngins”. 

    • brotha_man

      “core values” sounds good. i hope he has more “core values” than what he expresses if not the black community is in a whole lot of trouble

      • $28825362

        True, which is why I would (like to)  think is the reason he is walking away; as one gets older and begins to see the world in a different light you walk away from those old things and start doing something else. 

      • Celz

        Have you ever listened to what he expresses? Sounds like ass talk to me..

      • brotha_man

        im saying you can still stay true and hold your own everybody has an audience that relates and that will always by their music.  he doesnt need to “retire” cuz lame rappers are making the money.   Outkast, UGK, MJG and 8Ball, Nas, twista, do or die, scarface, and the whole westcoast movement know they only reach out to a certain audience and they make music for their respective audience. you dont have to change or worry about the direction of music just do what you do for your hood or whatever and keep it moving. I bump T.I but dont buy his music but will always buy scarface, Big K.r.i.t, the roots, outkast, and do or die no matter who is hot in the streets these are the artist i will always support. Drake and all them others i can do with out, but thats just me

  • Mega Don

    i salute Tip

  • JON_JOHN1972

    yeah T.I. is right

  • As a hip-hop head in his early thirties, I just believe that the New generation of rappers is just doing what is popular. Its the circle of the genre.  The same can be said for the NBA.  I don’t like alot of the new music, but I do understand that this is how its going to be. I think Tip has come to the same conclusion.

    • or do his best to change it. make some dope music and he could start a shift. maybe.

  • PorchBoySlim

    this is the same nigga that got caught with 10 machine guns and silencers and MAGICALLY  only got a year in prison…and wanna talk about authenticity smh

    • immackulate

      is what he saying TRUE or FALSE … ?!?!?!

      • PorchBoySlim

        is he talking about people AND DOING THE SAME DAMN THING…?!?!?!

      • immackulate

        i aint ask if he was a WALKING CONTRADICTION lol

        i asked DO YOU BELIEVE WHAT HE’S SAYING TO BE

        TRUE OR FALSE?

  • Funny he say that when he signed an artist that’s trying to portray something she isn’t

  • immackulate

    i said this in a different post … there’s no maturation process in the game so the marketing dollars are thrown at the younger age groups – FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE – either change the game, get changed by the game OR find you a different hustle

  • immackulate

    get up on LEP BOGUS BOYS if you want some authenticity, lyrics, quality sound

    • bigdoe6

      LEP got some good shit fam, but i don’t think they should do any more songs with Ross. I would hate to see their brand tarnished any time soon.

      • immackulate

        yeah that KUSH AND LEATHER remix was kindah off brand

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  • where is the authenticity in a gangsta rapper shooting crime stoppers commercials? Tip nuff respect for getting out of a hella of a bid, but you traded all street cred to do it,…..allowing him to continue to make and promote gangster trap music, is a slap in the face to all real n8ggas that do sh*t get cuaght and do their time, no bend no break.

    • immackulate

      where’s the authenticity in GANGSTA RAP period … never was never will be
      believing these niggahs BARS is like still believing SANTA CLAUS is coming down the chimney – Dr. Dre (one of the pioneers of the so called GANGSTA RAP) said it years ago …

      “living up to what you see on records ITS ALL ENTERTAINMENT … anybody in they phucking right mind know you can talk about shooting somebody on record but mf aint ‘finna go out there and really do it unless you STUPID … ITS ENTERTAINMENT … ITS OUT PHUCKING JOBS”

  • brotha_man

    the “blackberry effect” either grow with the industry or get left behind.   who cares as long as the $$$$$ is coming in

    • u sound republican.

      • brotha_man

        just saying you can make good music talking about more than just killing and drugs.  I have yet to see him take the stand for killing a man yet he raps like he has… so really how much authenticity does his music have. everybody cant b drug kingpins.      

      • i feel u, killing, drugs, money n bitches is about 98 percent of all the music.. ish is so annoying.

  • YaMoms1

    “I always told myself when that day comes I won’t become the old man talking about ‘Hip-Hop in the old days’…”

    lol am i the only one that actually read the article..? lol he’s clearly become that man… the whole article was basically him talking bout how authentic the game used to be.. he’s right.. but that just means he should take his own advice and dip.

  • he’s right u got cops like rick ross talking like there drugs dealers how did that cop ever get big??  yeah he might be a good rapper but everything he says is fake the things he claiming he do he don’t do rappers like 50 cent are the realest niggas left too many frauds in the game u cant just say you real its suttin u gotta be 

    • immackulate

      too many real niggahs not enough REAL MEN

    • Southcidal

      Rick Ross makes good music. That’s what it should be about. When KRS made “Loves Gonna Get Ya” he wasn’t really selling kilos. Too many of us are confusing art with life. Who could’ve known that John Forte was the cat that really had the kilos, because he never rapped about it in his music. I don’t look up to other men, rappers included, so I don’t fact check their backgrounds because who they are at home won’t affect me one way or the other. The only fact checking I do is through my speakers. And everybody disses Drake, but the dude is now doing what LL was doing in 88.

  • Everybody sounding alike or using somebody else flow. Nobody got they own creativity no more. Everybody rap bout same subject and wanna be a tough guy

  • ccwaterbound32

    aint he got a police rally to attend?

  • Jahb1911

    Preach.. That is so true!!

  • Pierre Elliott

    POINT BLANK: AN ASS NGGA GOT CAUGHT OUT THERE, NOW HE IS A B1TCH OF
    THE BEAST, I NEVER GAVE THIS HOUSE NGGA A PASS ANYWAY….

    WHATEVER, GET YOUR MONEY CLOWN, JUST DONT COME TO NGGAS ASKIN FOR 
    FOR A HANDOUT, CAUSE IT WILL GET CHOPPED OFF…..

    WOW, DUDES DONT STAND FOR ANYTHING. MUCH LESS HAVE THE SENSE TO STAY
    OFF RADAR AND LOW KEY.

  • les

    What was the last classic album you heard in rap??? When was the last time you bought an album and acutally like that sh-t right away or banged damn near every song??? Niggas dont make albums like that anymore! I thought THE THRONE was gona be one of those albums! I maybe listen to like 4 songs of that album! Aint it Jay! What she order??? ………

    • brotha_man

      BIG Krit

    • Big Ice Bastardman ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

       Bad Meets Evil was pretty awesome. Go check out some underground albums and you’ll find all sorts of great records. But nobody does that. So they don’t sell. So you get more people doing easy music. If more people actually gave a sh*t about the music, there’d be better music. Right now everyone just listens to Flo Rida so we got nobody to blame but ourselves.

  • VentKing11

    What T.I. is saying is too true. As long as I’ve followed hip-hop, I never thought I’d see the day where “selling out” became the thing to do.  Today too many people overuse that “cats gotta eat” phrase to legitimize way too much b.s. going on in rap today. No substance at all. It’s like today’s rap has become a parody unto itself.  Check out Wacka’s “Candy Paint and Gold Teeth” and tell me I’m lying.  Lil Wayne riding a phucking skateboard wearing pink and green socks?  When did that become hood?  Nicki Minaji looking like a robot clown from outer space in those Pepsi commercials? GTFO with that corny ish. These cats wanna be pop artist or make a club banger only wayyyy too much nowadays.  Again, no substance.  Where’s Chuck D when you need him?  

    • @Ventking. Chuck and PE have a new album out today and have a new video call are saying ed I shall not b moved that talks about the same stuff u d

  • $11625525

    “The authenticity has diminished in the game, now it’s about what sounds good. And nobody is doing any fact checks, you know? And nobody is getting called on their bullsh*t either.”

    Ain’t he on Rick Ross’s last Album? So what’s his problem then?

  • johnblacksad

    Hov just added two dates…Barclays Center… how about ya’ll give this info?!!

  • Yo really man he just don’t want to do it no more.

  • The rap game is fickle right now.  Artists just try to make hot songs instead of hot albums.  Tip just realizes his time is diminishing and his relevance isn’t as strong as it was.  He doesn’t wanna be the Washington Wizard Jordan and I can appreciate that.  Accomplish what you can while you’re hot because the only things guaranteed in life are death, taxes, and change.  Good luck to T.I.  He has always been one of my favorites.  And yes I am in total agreeance with some of ya’ll, the rap game is nothing but one big long episode of the Boondocks mixed with First 48.  I’m out!

    • Southcidal

      Nah, T.I. is a very strong lyrist. He won’t fade away as easily as some of these others. But his relevance will only come in waves. In 6 months the landscape of the rap game will be totally different again and his music get pushed back to the forefront.

      • I can agree wit dat.

  • Did New Yorkers not say that it would be a day when downsouth rappers are going to start questioning what the hell is going on in music.lol

    • 2twelve

      u do know he talking about asp rocky right? i mean come on he name all da young cats but asap rocky just face that bom box new york style aint bumpn no more

      • EL_BARK

        You speculating thst he talking about asap?

        He left out a bunch of rappers.
        . So he talking about meek to right?

        Or waka, or future,

    •  Pretty sure he’s referring to more than a few artists from New York.

      • He is referring to the overall trash that is being called “Hip Hop” now that has taken on a life of it’s own from when new york started it. Jim Jones sucks, asap rocky sucks, lil wayne sucks and the money is not there anymore.!

    • KingsCountyCrooklyn

      all yall cats hating on new york, better notice that there was no questions about the game becoming lame through out the 80s & 90s from any coast, only now do we here the young & the old talking about the hip hop genre about to become extinct. there is no real competition in the game just look at these award shows and performances. all the artist coming out sounding the same with no variety in the artist or the music?

  • Pierre Elliott

    YEP. IN FACT I SAID THIS VERY THING WEEKS AGO. HEADS WAS THINKING IM JUST A NY HATER, NO DOGS. IM TALKING FACTS.****

    BUT THEN A BIG “FCUK YOU” GOES OUT TO ALL THE NY NGGAS ROCKING THIS 
    DOWN SOUTH NGGER SWILL.

    NO DOUBT IF A SONG IS HOT, AND IT BANGS; HELL YEAH NO MATTER WHERE U FROM

    BUT AT A POINT, NONE OF THIS MUSIC STANDS FOR ANYTHING******

    AND IF YOU THINK IM LYING’ LISTEN TO ANDRE 3000s VERSE ON ” Walk it out ” {remix}
     
    *listen to the very words, he says*  Now if what he is saying, AINT the truth, then I will throw
    my drum machines out the window….

    HE SAID IT AT THE SOURCE AWARDS IN 97, NGGAS AINT LISTEN THEN………

    AND THEY SURE DIDNT LISTEN NOW, GO BACK AND CHECK THE REMIX.

  • Southcidal

    “Now its about what sounds good”. Did I read that right? When should it not be about what sounds good? Oh I get it he said nobody is doing any fact checks on authenticity. So if you were truly a kilo dealer you can put out some shiity sounding stuff huh? What T.I. needs to realize is that’s exactly what phucked the game up. It shouldn’t be about street authenticity, because at the end of the day real bullets and coke are not gonna fly through that t.v. screen and stereo speakers. Just lost a bit of respect for T.I.

    • Southcidal

      And this need for “authenticity” is what has these aspiring teen rappers doing foolish shiit just to be “authentic”. And this coming from a so called real niggah?

  • EL_BARK

    Also

    This coming from a dude, that like grilled cheese sandwiches?

    Tip havent been that credibile to me since he got a year for stock piling
    Weapons of mass dedtruction.

    • thuglifefukdapolice

      sohe got big money money talk bull walk real hustlers kno this alot of chumps that get hella time didnt think bout lwayermoney so excuse me if u didnt kno this chump ti b4 trrap was a 7 time felon he got caught wit gunsn alot of drugs at 15 i dont kno where u from but where im from thats means u was in the street young

      • EL_BARK

        Really ?????
        Yo i am convinced your about 15.
        Maybe 16.

        Your right abiut tip being in the streets at 15, thanks for pointing that out.
        & because of that SAME reason, is even more evidemce that he a rat.
        Dumb stupid niggah. You cant buy a fed case, yiur miney is no good to the oeiple that print it.
        And the fact that he was a felon ( like you pointed out) and inky got a year for all them guns.
        On his second strike. Only proves he a rat.
        I not going to go back & forth with you. For 1. You have no idea what your taklking about 99.9 times when you post. You treat wikipedia, that can be edit and written by anybody, as the holy bible. In all your argruments. and for you still, states what you said above in TIP defense,
        Furthet lets me know, your are a complete square & lame.
        Your not from the hood, and the way you conduct yourself, on here further lets me know your a mark. So i wont even engage in a back & forth on this topic. When you never put an ounce worth if work in the streets. < pun intended. If you did any thing about the system, you wouldnt use the money defense to justify, his sentenced, that only a rat would have got.
        The only people who believe money can help you BUY a fed case.
        Are people that never set foot in a court room, any know nothing about t the criminal justice system. Never BEEN to Jail, and have never been around street niggss.
        Because ANY niggas that been in the streets, will tell you NO way TI, get off thst easy.
        Mac said it, 50 cents said, mac just got 2 years for not paying taxes,
        Tip had a silencer on top if automatics, and he is ban, and got a year.
        Not once but twice. Martha stewart has way more money then tip.
        She got a tip on a stock, and got more time.
        Mike vick had more money then tip, he gambke on dog fighting,
        And got more time. These were both people who never been in the fed system,
        With more money then tip, for lesser crimes. But got more time then hi
        ? Niggah are you serious. No wait. You got to be a white boy.
        Big meech had money to. Bout a 100 million. Money didnt help
        Him. I guess tip got special money. Like the special beans jack got to plant the bean stalk?
        Huh? Or he got magic money, like the magic bullet thst shot 3 people when jfk got killed.
        I know your style. You going to try persuasive tatics, and divert attention, and not answer none on my points in this post. Because all the points are facts.
        Your going to say the judge like tiip rap albums, or dome dumb shet.
        So let me ask you this. Why did all these other people, who have more money then tip,
        (execpt for sigel,) get more time then him, for lesser crimes.
        I sure they have acces to the same lawyer tip got if not better

        Had tip been in a STATE court okay, thats different for a lot of reasons.
        But not a fed case. You ask a niggah doing a dime for one gun,
        If tip snitch and watch what he say.

        Shet you ssk niggah in the street, who been to jail if he ratted,
        And watch what they say. & dont say where the paper work.
        That line is for people who dont know how the system works.

        By the way, he took the stand as a prosecution witness in philant case.
        Onky after he got booked.

        Dont know what hood you and TIP from.
        But in my hood, street shet stay in the street. & it get handle in the street.

        Him taking the stand in that case, tells it all. It wasnt like tip was minding they business and niggah killed philant. For no reason, That differernt

      • thuglifefukdapolice

        1st of all u dont kno nuttin cause like i said there is no snitch witout paperwork i dont care where u from any real street hood nigga n wikipedia be facts  fatcs chump thats like saying tupac didnt shoot 2 cops u can go on youtube  n ppl that was wit him can tell u so facts is facts chump ti took the stand he is a celebirty he gonna have 2  all ti said was i got into a fight wit dude who was he gonna snitch on he was on a tour bus getting shot at duckin at nite time while  a van roolled up shooting he cant see who shot at him n killed his friend if u was from the street u would kno that so stfu all snitches got paperwork i dont kno where u from but even in ny dudes got ur paperwork b4 u even go upstate or even in the feds dude got ur paperwork the same reason i ny jails 4 the rat hunters now u could go wikiedia that

      • EL_BARK

        Lol

        See u just prove my point.

        Who was he going to snitch on?????

        Um
        Newsflash.

        He snitch on the dude who trial he testify at.????? Lmao
        You cant be this dumb.

        And by TI saying he got into an fight with the defendants.
        Prosecutors will use his testimony as cicrumstantial evidence.

        Example TI gets into a fight, with the defandants. While in a club.
        And shortly after leaving the club, within mintues his vechiles.
        Is fired upon. < circumstantial evidence.

        Clears throat. He wasnt on a tour bus. If he was on a tour bus.
        How would the bullets hit philant. ????? Dumb ass.
        A tour bus is much TALLER, then a car. So i guess the shooters,
        Did a drive by in a tour bus as well huh???
        See you not from the streets, , like I just PROVED. You say anything, & make yourself look stupid.

        So ti testify as a prosecution witness, against the person accussed of killing his friend,
        And admits on stand. That him and the defendant got in a fight,
        And he not snitching……

        Just like you said tupac, & turk the inky rapoers that shot at a cop.
        But tgen i tell you cool C, killed a cop.
        And then you look stupid like you doing now. Wikipedia cicrumstantial evidence. Lol

        Good bye-clown.

      • EL_BARK

        Also Is there a law saying celebrity got to take the stand.????

        See again this is where i expose you.

        Busta rhymes body guard got kilked.
        Did he cooperate with the police??? No.

        Why you bringing up tupac, we talking bout TI???
        See your trying to divert attention.

        Why not answer my post, regarding how you think money can buy a fed case,
        ????

        I not reading your other 3 post. This shet is boring, with you.
        And your not worth of my time.

      • thuglifefukdapolice

        4 U 2 GET CHARGED WIT MURDER THEY NEED A WITNESS  A WITNESS ON SEEING U POINT THE GUN IF THEY DONT HAVE THAT EVEN IF U JUST GOT INTO A FIGHT  IF THEY DONT HAVE THAT A DROPPED CASE ALL TI SAID WAS I GOT INTOA FIGHT  FIGHTIN N SHOOTING 2 DIFFERENT THING STUPIDS HE DIDNT EVEN KNO WHO WAS SHOOTING AT HIM AGAIN HOW CAN U SNITCH ON WAT U DIDNT SEE NO EVIDENCR NO CASE VUT OLD BOY BROTHER TOLD ON HIS OWN BROTHER SO LEARN A CASE  N TRIAL B4 U SPEAK SUCKER

      • thuglifefukdapolice

        LETS GET TO Y U LIKE 2 LLO STUPID DUMMY  HE TOOK THE STAND N SAIDE HE GOT INTO A FIGHT  BUT TI DIDNT DEE HIM GET INTO A CAR SO THAT DOESNT MEAN HE DID IT LMAO 2 U HAVE 2 HAVE A GUN  OR A WITNESS  N THE WITNESS WAS THE GUY OWN VROTHER WHO TURNED HIM IN N SNITCH ON HIM IF U KNEW WAT U RTALKIN BOUT U WOULDA KNEW THAT HIS BROTHER SET HIM UP N TURNED HIM N N SNITCH ALL TI SAD WAS THATS THE GUY I GOT INTO A FIGHT WIT I DIDNT SEE WHO SHOT AT ME U NEED EVIDENCE 2 PROVE SOMEBOY MURDER  SOMEONE I SEE U NOT REALLY FROM THE STRRE FOOL I BEEN LOCKED UP WIT DUDES WHO NEVER COMING HOME WHO AT THE LAW LIBARY RI NOW SO KNO WAT U TALKI BOUT B4 U SPEAK N WHO IS KOOL C A NOBODY SEE THE RAPPER IM TALKIN BOUT HAD RAP MONEY N THEN SHOT THE COPS THEY WASNT BROKE ENUFF 2 ROB A BANK N COPS  ARE UNPREPARED 3 A BANK ROBBERY BUT 4 A RAID LIKE TURK WAS IN  THEY WERE READY N TURK HIT THEM UP N STILL HID N STILLMADE IT OUT ALIVE STOP SPEAKIN ON THE STREETS CAUSE U NOT FROM THERE

      • thuglifefukdapolice

        n go online n look up tim dog on tupaac how pac saved his life in la n how he shot 2 cops even go on youtube  kool g rap talks bout pac how him n pac was shootin up  places in la during the la riots chumped n wikipedia is facts chump n the bible been around 4 thousands of years xhump sokno wat u talkin bout n im 24 n ti took the stand all he said was he got into a fight wit old boy he didnt say who killed his friend  he wouldnt kno ppl shooting u aint got no gun u get down especially whenn they got choppers i dont kno wat hood u from but in my hood we got choppers hell its a gun shop on every corner how could u snitch when u dont even kno who killed ur firend chump

      • thuglifefukdapolice

        stop speakin on wats real n yea ti didnt even get caught wit the guns his body gaurd did they never caught ti in action n he from ga everybody got guns hell i gave a crackhead a ipod from 07 n he gave me a 380 n it works stop it  dont speak on real leet me give ua list soulja slim realist rapper ever  bg cmurder lil boosie tupac the realest  turk from hot boys cash money    camoflauje  m.o.p maino  ice t  spice 1 e 40  easy e kool g rap beanie sigel ti thats it

      • thuglifefukdapolice

        PAC GOT RAPED IN JAIL LIKE PAC SAID IN THE VIBE INTERVIEW  I HAD TO WRITE SO MANY LETTERS 2 THE KIDS THAT I WILL DIE IN HERE B4 I GET RAPED IN JAIL N HOLD I ACTUALLY KNO OGS WHO WAS IN THE SAME N NEXT BUILDING FROM HIM EVERYBODY KNOWS IT WAS RUMORS PAC WAS IN IPC  IF U FROM THE STREET U WOULD KNO WAT IT IS CHUMP STOP IT IM DONE KILL UR SELF

      • NoGoBoi

        El i’m surprised u gave the lil idiot that much stretch fam, talkin to that boi is like talkin to a wall.

    • thuglifefukdapolice

      n me a mark ur name el bark  my name thug life fd the policebeing a g is all i kno  marks say facts aint real marks dont believe in paperwork its no way u can work the system if u a snitch u have paperwork if u been upstate or did any fed time u would kno chump only a mark n if u feel a certain put ur adresss up n lets see who really real 

      • EL_BARK

        Google what an CI is dumb ass.

        Also if ti got money, why did all them other people i name in
        My first post go to jail, & got more time. And had lno criminal history.
        All get more time then that.

        You stuck on proving wikipedia as fact. But you said TI got an easy sentenced because if his money?????

        Now explain why people who have more money then ti got more time
        For lesser crimes????

        Also explain how a person in a van, manage to shoot up a tour bus,
        And killed philant. When a tour bus is 3 times the height of a van.???
        A tour bus ?????? You dumb ass?????
        Lmao. Dont ever reply to a comment , i wont respond.

        By the way tupac your idol
        Got raped in jail…….

    • thuglifefukdapolice

      OH IF U DIDNT KNO IN GA U CAN GET ALL THOSE GUNS SO THEY NOT ILLEGAL  BUT THOSE GUNS WERE REGISTERED  NOT IN TI NAME BUT IN HIS BODY GAURDS CHUMP N TI NOT SUPPOSE 2 V=BE AROUND THEM BUT THEY REGISTERED IN THE HOUSE THATS Y HE DID A YEAR DUMMY

    • thuglifefukdapolice

      NO RESPOND U DOING GOOD CHUMP I DONT DEBATE WIT ME I WILL ALWAYS MAKE U LOOK STUPID I DONT NEVER SPEAK ON SOMETHING WITOUT DOING HOME WORK FACTS N WIKIPEDIA   GIVES U FACTS ALL FACTS THEY ONLY TIME THEY GOT SOMETHING THEY THOUGHT SPICE 1 HAD A SON THAT RAP BUT IT WAS HIS NEFEW LOL THHUG LIFE

  • baseforyourfase

    this the same dude that signed iggy azalea. nuff said.

  • Pierre Elliott

    ********************THE VERDICT HAS BEEN REACHED T.I.***********************************

    YOU HAVE BEEN FOUND GUILTY, BY YOUR PEERS FOR THE FOLLOWING FACTS:

    1.  Getting caught with firearms ( which was dumb to begin with ) and then REALLY seeing
    no serious jail time. Heads no matter know where you from, you get caught with illegal heat,
    its over.

    2. Just being a total, fake and b1tch ass.

    3. Forgetting about your mans ” Shoulder Lean” he getting his whip repo-ed.
    Wheres his next album and single?

    4. Signing Iggy Azelea. This dumb ass down under wigger whore think she hot, HA!!
    *points taken away*

    5. Finally, this b1tch ass statement, come on man.. Dont talk that sh1t after you got bagged
    and then wanna speak on not being neg.

               NGGA YOU WAS TRASH AT THE START, AND YOU TRASH NOW!!!

    REALNESS PASS ( which was shaky from the giddyup ) HAS NOW BEEN REVOKED.

    • thuglifefukdapolice

      he had money 2 get that time ti didnt snitch on nobody n he didnt even get caught his body gaurd did then he told n all snitches got paperwork aint no way around it ti got no paperwork ti was a 7 time felon b4 rap he got caUGHT WIT GUNS N DRUGS AT 15 CHUMP

      • Pierre Elliott

        NO DOGS. YOU DONT ROLL WITH SUB MACHINE GUNS, AND NOT GET BAGGED. THEY GOT COPS THAT FCUK WITH RAPPERS..

        FBI LIST, YOU KNOW WHY? CAUSE NGGAS ALWAYS WANNA BRAG
        N BOAST. AND WHEN YOU TALK IT, THEY GOIN TEST YOU..

        AND THIS FOOL GOT CAUGHT, NO WAY AROUND IT.
        YOU GETTIN MONEY, YOU SHOULD BE **SMARTER**THAN THAT…

      • thuglifefukdapolice

        I FEEL U ALL IM SAYIN IN HE LEARNED THE HARD WAY HE DIDNT HAVE NO GUNS HIS FRIEND GOT KILLED N THEY WAS TRYNA KILL HIM OKAY HE HAD  A BODYGAURD N HE HAD GUNS THEY WAS NOT ILLEGAL HE JUST WASNT SUPPOSE 2 BE AROUND THEM  CAUSE HE WAS A 7 TIME FELON N HIS BODY GAURD SNITCH N SAID IT WAS 4 TI  THATS  HOW TI GOT A  YEAR BECAUSE THEY WAS REGISTERED 

      • Pierre Elliott

        I I hear you, but what are you doing? You supposed to be makin records not fcuking with the streets..

      • thuglifefukdapolice

        YEA BUTMAKING RECORDS N NOT HAVING A GUN GOT HIS FRIEND KILLED N THEY DIDNT WANT HIS FRIEND THEY WANTED TI 

  • there is no room for innovation no more…everything has already been said.. all the dope beats have already been produce…there’s nothing more you can do with hip hop besides sit and reminisce about the good ol days ..its over its a wrap 

  • Authenticity?? TI went from “#1 trap n*gga” to the poster boy for Crimestoppers. SMH.

    •  Thats some suthenticity for your ass if you ask me. Would it be more authemtic of Tip to continue  rapping about trappin and being strapped at all times when everyone clearly knows he wasn’t? I guess that would’ve greatly improved your respect for him huh???

      • Have you even listened to any of his post-gun charge music? Go listen to “F*ck the City Up”. He’s still talkin’ that street sh*t, the same street sh*t that keeps getting him caught up. One minute he’s givin’ sermons at Eddie Long’s church, the next minute he’s rappin’ about bricks and K’s. SMH.

  • MadVillain

    im not gonna lie i still bump Trap Muzik & Urban Legend to THIS day. those were sum good azz albums no doubt, but his music beyond that is trashy pop songs. and for this n!gga to be talking about “The Authenticity Has Diminished In The Game”… YOU DAMN RIGHT IT HAS, COZ YOU TOO BUSY CHASING THAT PAPER TO BE CARING ABOUT YOUR QUALITY OF MUSIC. very few artists have too much heart to follow this bixxch route tho, shoutouts to ma n!gga Curren$y.

  • King Cold

    dude is right. its gone. hip hop is at a all time low right now and i dont think its ever going to get back to being as incredible as it once was or even lyrical

  • SelmanC

    i agree with ti on this one…people portraying images. imo it can be poistive or negative i gues he sayin even if i dont fly private its ok to say if it sound good n that line or i might gt 20 bars but act like i get em by 5 digits n my music

    the maachine changing the game. rap is the only type of music that is blending with pop. to gt more profits. rock artists not “crossing over” and country music def not. they not commercial

    i understand things change and u progress but when it started it was rrapper talkin bout they city or environmnt they tell they own unique storey. now i got these rappers tellin my story for me wtf?!! its all entertainment thast y i think he say its not authentic

    i like a lot of music and i take each sound for wat its worth. i still have my all time greats but my current top 5 is 1.currency 2.fabolous 3.nipsey hussle 4.bump j (no new music) 5.mitchy slick

    they got flows n understand the craft, they got hustle, n they got enuff street cred to stay n they own lane.  Do u !!!

  • Justyn Perry

    This nigga does multiple songs with Rick Ross after the fact that he is the most fraudulent rapper since Vanilla Ice comes to the surface, then has the nerve to talk about “diminished authenticity”? Really though Tip?

    • J_Arrogant

       at one point Before Ross actually got on T.I. and ross was beefin

    • KingsCountyCrooklyn

      actually even vanilla ice wasn’t fraudulent because you could see what he was trying to be, in his case more of a sell out then a fraud…

  • Pierre Elliott

    EVERYONE LOOK AT JIMMY HENCHMAN, HE ACTUALLY WAS DOING
    WHAT THESE CLOWNS BRAG ABOUT OR SAY THEY DO…

    NOW LOOK AT THE NGGAS….

    • thuglifefukdapolice

      JIMMY WAS SNITCHIN THATS ALL JIMMY HAD SOMEBODY FONT HIM  HE GAVE IT 2 WORKERS N THEY SEND T BACK N HE HAD GUYS WHO EXTORTED PPL JIMMY DID NOTHING HIS TEAM N THEY WAS COWARDS 

      • Pierre Elliott

        STILL…………..He got bagged. I say the same thing to nggas everytime I hear this type of sh*t. I know I know about doing grimey moves to make your paper.
        But there comes a point where you say: “Hey, I need to chills”

        But at the same time, situations can get you caught up.
        Thus the classic saying: YOU FCUKING WITH THE WRONG NGGAS.

      • there you go again running off @ the hole & not knowing of which you speak… that’s a girlie trait lil buddy, nothing thug about that….nothing at all

  • chippc

    You ever sit back and listen to a rapper critique the state of hip hop and then say something to the effect of they wanna retire? I’m just like dude go ahead and retire, stop making this big song and dance about it waiting on somebody to say “no don’t retire! The game needs you”!

  • chippc

    Not to mention, I haven’t heard anything new or different from TIP in a while so
    he should be pointing the finger at himself as well as his kids music. His daughters group singing about designer clothes, and boys. He could have them on some more relevant stuff like education, and hard work. 

    And Drake and Big Sean is a Kanye/Dre 3000 clones. Whats so different about them?

  • KingRell25

    Then don’t make songs with Rick Ross then Tip and stfu

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  • NoGoBoi

    TI turning into a clown azz n!cca more and more every year. Authentic??? the cut of ya cloth ain’t been authentic in years playboi. Been loss respect for you.

  • TruthSerum

    The Way Tip is talkin lately, he better have a dope album to back it up. Its hardly righteous to criticize all the frauds & lame artists in this game when you mimic there formula, which is what No Mercy was……….. Tip has the talent to pull off summin dope he just rarely uses it since “King” 

  • BTV Global, LLC

    the same people he’s saluting is the same people he’s talking about. went from radio where dj’s break records to “commercial radio” where they dictate bullshit songs to you now.

  • some of the folks he mentioned are part of the problem if u ask me. but I feel em

    • 2012Industry1

      Please expand on that. The cats he named are MC’s. Not street rappers, no rough stories, just people who decided to take rap as an art form and career. So…please explain what you mean by that. I get some poeple saying Ross, but those 3 cats? Please…explain, i’m confused by what you’re saying. Really I am.

  • OCCUPYWALLSTREETNEARYOU

    u got a label… sign someone significant for a change…. patna

  • Bumpy Johnson

    I didnt ever believe theyd be a day i agreed with a snitch …but ya i totally agree with what he is saying, i am really amazed that even a down south nigga is saying this..shows you how bullsh** the music has become..but he should NEVER talk bout authenticity..snitchin ass nigga

  • MyOpinionMeansMoreThanYours

    ye i agree with him but why he act cool with officer ricky on camera 

  • D_Ably

    don’t see how he would last in hollywood tbh

  • trainertommyt

    the amazing thing to me is that with all the buzz MMG has and all the hype…… they still don’t sell records really, they will probably not even go gold with their compilation album.

    • I have wondered when people were actually gonna see that that whole MMG situation is living WAAAAY beyond its means. When the tyres go flat, its gonna be another record ‘label’ that goes under, and the only one with money will be Ross, as he is the one managed by Diddy. The one with the CIROC deal. The rest are on some State Proerty shit, look what happened there. If you look at the history of these labels, they all go the same way. Check it out dont believe me!

  • spiderzerohero

    The whole music industry is fake. ADELE singing with that Detroit Soul accent and then having a british accent so thick you cant understand her when she talks was like number one forever. Hip Hop aint the only one.

    • I agree, but if you cant understand Adele when she’s speaking in original English, then its you who has the problem my freind…Peace!

      • atlantahiphopshop

        DUDE WE ARE IN AMERICA, NOT LONDON. I DONT UNDERSTAND THE BRITISH EITHER HALF THE TIME. I DONT SPEAK THE QUEENS DIALECT. NOR DO I UNDERSTAND SOME OF YOU HISPANICS MESSING UP THE LANGUAGE ALL THE TIME. ADELE HAS THE PROBLEM-WITH HER IDENTITY AMEGO (PURPOSELY SPELLED WRONG)

  • JimJames29

    This guy… making romanian dance songs into hiphop… you can have whatever you like… representing trickin… 

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  • Just saying that because he isn’t as hot anymore. Shouldn’t went back to jail that 2nd time fool. 

  • really means he has seen the light meaning illuminate,he co-signed homos in hiphop now he cant get wit it, where alphamaga when u need him,forgot T.I keep it real and shitted on him ,real street move homie,in my t.i voice.

  • yea i think he is right in a lot of what he is saying, alot of rap is sounding commercial..

  • Frank

    Beans called him out already.  T.I. can’t talk about authenticity.

    ““I got caught with a gat, they tried to roof a n*gga / 
    Offered me 30 flat for shootin a n*gga / 
    Shorty got caught with some hardware / 
    And he home already, somethin’ wrong there /
    If I don’t see it I don’t say it, that’s how I play it / 
    I’m just sayin’ what they sayin’, but they scared to say it / 
    And I ain’t sayin’ holmes told, but tell me somethin’ / 
    Sh**, a silencer alone get you 20-somethin’ / 
    Am I right or am I wrong? I stand corrected / 
    The guidelines [are] the guidelines, no exceptions / 
    Whoever ridin’ with that s**t? Man, y’all tippin’ / 
    You can take it how you want n*gga, I’m rippin’…””

    shame is, T.I. is right about the game.

  • LOL!! PEOPLE THAT HAVE REALLY KEPT UP WITH T.I SINCE “I’M SERIOUS” IS LAUGHING AT THESE STATEMENTS. ALL YOU FANS THAT HOPPED ON T.I HYPE AFTER HE DROPPED “RUBBER BAND MAN” DON’T KNOW THE REAL. T.I. AINT THAT FAKE BUT HE FAKE ENOUGH TO NOT BE MAKING THESE STATEMENTS. LIKE I SAID, ANYBODY THAT REALLY PAID ATTENTION TO T.I FROM THE START ALREADY KNOW WHAT I MEAN. NO EXPLANATION IS NEEDED. T.I IS A SHRIMP THAT STAY TALKING CRAZY LOL. DUDE LIKE 5’7 145LBS LOL.

    I WAS DYING AFTER I SAW THIS CAT CHILLING WITH OFFICER RICKY AFTER DROPPING ALPHA MEGA. YOU KNOW, THE GUY WHO WAS PUTTING IN WORK FOR CLIFFERD HARRIS. DEFENDING T.I GIVING UP INFO TO GET OUT OF HIS SENTENCE EVEN THOUGH HE KNOW DAMN WELL(LIKE THE REST OF US) T.I WAS TALKING TO THE FEDS(JUST LIKE HE WAS LOL). 

  • Thats just how the game go. It ALWAYS makes room for the next “thing”. Evolve or die.

    Follow @DaRealJoBlakk:twitter 

  • RICK ROSS RICK ROSS RICK ROSS RICK ROSS PERFECT PERFECT EXAMPLE BOSS on the cell block about it

  • Pierre Elliott

    THESE NGGAS MAKE MC HAMMER LOOK GOOD.
    ALRIGHT YALL, LETS SAY IT FROM HERE ON OUT:

    ********NO MORE FAKE ASS RAP DUDES*******************

    LETS KEEP IT REALITY BASED NOW..

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  • AfricanSoul

    Come on TI…I would nod my head and agree if this was coming from Andre3000, Mos or someone like that.

  • rep87

    The game has change and todays youth has been robbed they only have one side of hiphop drugs gangs sex & violance and  devil satanic , homo crap

  • Danny Conwa

    I agree with tip. check the sound scan. Most of the rappers today are fake as shit (don’t live what they rap about) and when u check em, you see it.  The ones who purchase the music feel the fake shit, cause they fake too. They don’t care about the truth (which made hip hop what it is) 

    I respect that.

  • ITS ENTERTAINMENT, t.i. you have done you own exsagurating in your music, so really get over yourself, and isnt it the point to make music SOUND GOOD!,  just cause you havent wrote a hit, dont mean some of these other guys aint….   now we know u from the streets, and we applaud u changed your life,  Just like legends before you like MASTER P, everybody been dick ridin his blueprint since he jumped out there,  i guess my point is, it has nothing about being real, k ur real.., but u live in a mansion, maybe thats why u aint making hits no more… maybe thats why they dont releate no more…. it happens Rappers lose that hunger,  Maybe u need to go away like P did, Shit he just came back and sound hungier then ever…  maybe u should do the same!

  • Pierre Elliott

    THE BROTHER BELOW ME DEF HAS A POINT……..ITS THE MOST VALID IN ALL THATS BEEN SAID……

    WE CANT RELATE TO TODAYS RAP DUDES……BUT THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO BE CONSIDERED THE MOST REAL….   YEAH ITS ENTERTAINMENT, BUT AT A POINT; IT BECOMES ONE THING.

                              A LIE.

  • Mikedaghost

    “Okay so i read some of the comments on here and i would have to agree with some of you guys and i would have to agree with a litte of what T.I. said. I feel that music is an expression of the artist and should not be tampered with. If its real to the Artist then when people listen to it , it will be real to those who listen to it. I am not a gangsta or a killer but the peole i grew up on , actually did or had done what they mentioned in their music. I just want to get to a point where we as artist write for the love of it and not just to make a quick buck. Gotta give the new generation something real to grasp”-Mike da ghost

  • Derek Yisrael

    T.I. and Maino in the same class.  But this ain’t just an issue with Rap, it’s an issue with society as a whole.  There is no “authenicity”.  There are no more rules, no more morality, no more respect.  I don’t even know if you can blame the kids of this generation or not.  I can tell you honestly that it all began to change due to sorry ass parenting and governmental interference in how schools used to discipline children and how parents are able to disciple their kids.  Mix that with 90% sorry ass parents that don’t value the futures of their children and VOILA.  You have what is pervading society today.  Maino and T.I. are real men who handle their business and that is not what society is about.  Society today is about feminizing and removing power and authority and masculinity from that man.  If you car about authenticity, read history books on societies of the past where men became feminine and society where anything goes.  How those societies fell down.  You think that won’t happen to America, think again.  

  • thereal904

    DONT BLAME THE ARTIST DEY JUST TRYING TO EAT… ITS DES FAKE A$$ DJ’S PLAYING DAT B.S!!! EVERYBODY LOOKING FA DEY COME UP!

  • The lack of authenticity hit it’s apex with Rick Ross, whom I refer to as M.C. Gusto from CB4.  He stole everything from the Real “Freeway” Ricky Ross, except his social security number.  Name? check.  Haircut? check.  Beard? check.  Life experiences? check.  Then he stole B.I.G.’s swag.  Rick Ross next mixtape should be called “The Notorious Coon!”  And it’s all this generation’s fault.  These youngins don’t have any integrity, so they know how to hold somebody accountable for identity theft.  SMDH!!!

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