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T.I. Samples An Aaliyah Classic On His New Dr. Dre Single

With an assist from Marsha Ambrosius, too

Just a few weeks removed from the release of his group album with Bankroll Mafia, T.I. is shifting the focus to his solo work with "Dope," a new single to warm up for his upcoming album, The Dime Trap.

The track, which features Marsha Ambrosius, is produced by Dr. Dre, who samples Aaliyah's Grammy-nominated 2001 hit "Rock the Boat." The late singer's voice is the first that we hear on the track: "I feel like I'm on dope," she opens the song, "Boy, you really get me high." From there, Tip does what he does, riding Dre's smooth beat with agility and ease.

"Dope," which you can stream below, follows up "Money Talk," released earlier this year.


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