[artist id="1225081"]T.I.[/artist] is heating up the promotion for his new street release, F--- a Mixtape. The King of the South and company sent an exclusive trailer to Mixtape Daily on Friday (April 16). The trailer features quick shots of T.I. performing, then transitions into footage of a cassette melting as we hear a brand-new record from the release, "Back to the Trap."
"Welcome back to the trap, and back to the grind," he raps on the chorus of the record. "I'm back on my hustle with an immaculate shine/ Welcome back to the trap, we back to the streets/ Homey, right after I release, see me right back with the heat/ Welcome back to the trap, and back to the grind/ I'm back on my hustle with an immaculate shine/ Welcome back to the trap/ I'm back on my sh--/ This the sh-- that you missin', you'll be right back on my d---/ Welcome back to the trap."
This week, Tip not only announced the title of his forthcoming official LP, [article id="1637142"]King Uncaged[/article] (due August 24), but he also revealed his mixtape was coming soon. DJ Drama said the streets should be excited about the special edition of Gangsta Grillz.
"I think this is going to be exciting for the streets — it's a lot of sh-- that is '24s'-type Tip," Drama said, referring to the track from T.I.'s 2003 Trap Muzik LP. "Tip is like a f---ing superstar right now. He makes a lot of big records with a lot of worldly feels — but they gonna love this in Zone One."
Tip recently spoke to Rolling Stone about King Uncaged.
"Some songs talk about my time in prison — how I was affected by that, the way I've grown from that, things I see now that I may have not seen then," he said. "Sometimes I talk about love, some songs I talk about life, some songs I talk about me being the sh-- on every level."
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