By Rahman Dukes
The self-proclaimed King of the South might be headed off to a federal penitentiary next week, but he's still got his mind steadily focused on where it all started: the music.
In addition to the swan song "Don't Forget," featuring the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul Mary J. Blige, Tip just shot a clip for another record, "Hell of a Life," from his upcoming Paper Trail re-release. What, you thought Clifford would leave us hanging?
Flanked by members of his Grand Hustle team, including Young Dro and Big Kuntry, not to mention a bevy of beauties, T.I. shot the video in his hometown of Atlanta in a club atmosphere, with additional scenes filmed in one of his many shiny toys.
Earlier today, "Hell of a Life" leaked, courtesy of Evil Empire's Interstate Trafficking 8.0. The bouncy, radio-friendly track is reminiscent of past T.I. singles ("Whatever You Like" and "Live Your Life," for instance) with the King adding his signature vocals.
Check out our T.I.'s "Hell Of A Life" Video Shoot photo gallery
"Hit the dealership and give him every dime he ask for/ Just so I can see 260 on the dashboard/ Pimpin' 101 just come and see me, wanna a crash course/ You wanna see my money, go to college, need a math course."
It appears Tip is leaving fans something to salivate over until he plants his feet back on the streets of Bankhead after his sentence. It's safe bet to say he'll pick up right where he left off.