T.I. Feat Lil Wayne – Ball
T.I. is back with his latest track, an anthem to everybody’s favourite bit of spherical sports equipment. Dude really likes balls. Hang on a second, think we might have got a little confused. Apparently he’s in a packed club where the ho’s are ‘so drunk’, oh and Lil Wayne’s there too.
On closer examination, it seems that T.I. is actually talking about partying. That makes a lot more sense. Over a minimal, hand-clap powered groove, our man describes what in all honesty sounds like a great night out. Bitches, bottles, bouncing; it’s all here. Through it all T.I. remains an impressively smooth master of ceremonies, dropping his signature flow with customary lazy dexterity. Skateboard enthusiast Lil Wayne also brings his A game, though the line “I’m killings these ho’s like that nigga Ted Bundy” is a little creepy if you think about it too much.
‘Ball’ is taken from T.I.’s new album ‘Trouble Man’, set to drop on 18 December, just in time for Christmas. That’s grandma sorted then. It promises to be a quite a party, featuring guest spots from Kendrick Lamar, R. Kelly, Andre 3000, Pink and A$ap Rocky, among others.
Content-wise, ‘Trouble Man’ promises a mix of old-school T.I. and more radio-friendly party jams. There’s even a sample of Gotye’s omnipresent viral hit ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’, which should prove once and for all whether or not people are heartily sick of it by now.
As for the title, it is simply a reflection of T.I.’s personal experiences and the way he’s now approaching things.
“I’ve learned that one thing about my life that is certain is trouble,” he recently told Rolling Stone. “Be that as it may, I shall embrace that fact and not evade it. We all have faults. Before I let you stand on your high horse and point a finger back down at me, I’m going to give you a big, stiff ‘F**k you.’”
You have been warned.