Sometimes hip-hop gets controversial, and this week’s “RapFix Live” guests are no strangers to drama — or banging music.
The King of the South, T.I. will be making his way to the red couch on Wednesday at 4 p.m. ET to sit and talk about his eighth album Trouble Man: Heavy is the Head, which hits stores on Tuesday. It’s been two years since Tip released his last LP No Mercy, and since then, he has faced legal trouble and emerged as one of television’s brightest reality stars thanks to his “T.I. and Tiny: The Family Hustle.”
Anchored by songs like the DJ Toomp-produced “Trap Back Jumpin’” and “Ball” with Lil Wayne, T.I. promises a return to the gritty street music he was first known for on Trouble Man.
While fans of T.I. are excited about his new release, Tip is a fan of another: rap rookie Chief Keef, who like the King will be dropping an album on Tuesday and appearing on “RapFix Live” on Wednesday. “Chief Keef, I feel like he represents a part of America,” T.I. told MTV News back in June after he brought the youngster out as guest during his set at Birthday Bash in Atlanta. “He represents a part of the youth in America that ain’t really got a voice right now. We looking at ‘em, and we’re seeing the results of their actions, but we ain’t really listening to ‘em, and I think you gotta have a representative of each generation in order to understand what they dealing with.”
The Chicago rapper made waves in March after he dropped the gun-waving music video for his breakout single “I Don’t Like” with Lil Reese . The record spawned its own Kanye West remix and as a result the teenage rap artist began fielding record deal offers from all over before he chose to sign with Interscope records. He’s also had a run-in with the law and a social media tiff with Lupe Fiasco, it’s been quite the year for the youngster and now his debut Finally Rich, which is anchored by the singles “I Don’t Like,” “Love Sosa” and the 50 Cent and Wiz Khalifa-assisted “Hate Bein’ Sober” will hit stores tomorrow.
Catch T.I. and Chief Keef on “RapFix Live” Wednesday at 4 p.m. ET on RapFix.MTV.com and be sure to join the Twitter conversation using the hashtag #RapFixLive. Submit your questions for the artists to @MTVRapFix!