[artist id="1225081"]T.I.[/artist] is finally rolling out those additional songs for the re-release of Paper Trail. On Wednesday, a record called "Don't Forget" hit the Net via the New Music Cartel, and Thursday (May 14), Atlantic Records confirmed the song is the first of Tip's new singles.
"Don't Forget" is a goodbye-for-now anthem with [artist id="854"]Mary J. Blige[/artist] on the hook. "Don't forget to remember me," Mary sings on the chorus. "Please keep me in your heart/ If we ever have to part." Tip lets everyone know that he is just "gone momentarily" and not to "bury" him.
"N---as jumped up, cheered when I got my time," he raps. "Like, 'Yeah. One more year I got to grind'/ But get me losing off your mind/ May I remind you/ Ain't a another n---a that been through what I been through.
"It's on when I get back, don't forget that," Tip added.
The King of the South and the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul are set to shoot the video for the new song at an undisclosed location. In previous interviews, Tip mentioned he was planning a collaboration with [artist id="1235716"]Fall Out Boy[/artist] that was supposed to be on the original version of Paper Trail, and a possible remix of "On Top of the World" where he would include a [artist id="1230523"]Kanye West[/artist] verse that was scrapped from the original version. Tip and Kanye recorded the song before [artist id="961097"]Ludacris[/artist] jumped on.
T.I. was in New York earlier this week where he spoke at an anti-gun rally with Al Sharpton and [artist id="508987"]Ja Rule[/artist].
"When I get back — 'cause I will be back — you'll see me standing stronger, wiser and richer," he told the crowd about his impending jail sentence.