Album: KING - release date April 17th
Single: Why You Wanna - release date June 12th
Clifford 'Tip' Harris, better known as Atlanta rapper T.I., returns with KING, his fourth major label solo album and third through his joint venture deal with Atlantic Records on April 17th. Picking up where his previous effort left off, KING builds on the sound and the success of 2004's URBAN LEGEND – a blockbuster project that debuted at the top of the US Billboard's 'R&B/Hip Hop Albums Chart and at #7 on the Billboard 200. It spawned the RIAA platinum-certified single, 'Bring Em Out' and the Grammy-nominated smash, 'U Don't Know Me' and registered over two million in ring tone sales, and was certified RIAA platinum, selling well over 1.5 million copies in the U.S. alone.
KING is currently residing in the number 1 spot in the US Billboard Album Charts, selling more than 500,000 copies in its first week. Not only has the record scanned Gold but is also the biggest album of 2006 (US) and the biggest first week seller for Atlantic Records in the 15 year history of Soundscan. T.I.'s movie ATL, which is directed by famed video director Chris Robinson has continued to gain stellar reviews and is still in the top 5 at the box office.
The first single to be lifted from KING is the infectious 'Why You Wanna' set for a June 12th release. The track contains excerpts from the infamous 'Gypsy Woman (She's Homeless)' by Crystal Waters.
Since T.I. first burst on the scene in 2001 with his impressive solo debut, I'M SERIOUS, T.I. has proven himself to be more than just a maker of hit records. In addition to the millions of albums sold worldwide over the course of his career, T.I.'s striking good looks, impeccable sense of style, and charismatic personality have catapulted him onto cover of VIBE (January '05) and into the fashion pages of GQ (May '05), earned him the award for Most Stylish Male at the 2005 BET Awards, and secured him spots on BET's 'All Shades of Fine: 25 Hottest Men of the Last 25 Years' and Teen People's 'The 25 Hottest Stars Under 25' lists.
KING marks the next phase in the evolution of T.I. as an artist. Featuring production by longtime collaborators the Neptunes, as well as Mannie Fresh, DJ Toomp, and legendary hip-hop and rock producer Rick Rubin, KING delivers just the mix of street bangers and club hits that the fans and the critics have come to expect from T.I. Says T.I.; "This album is a solidification of why I call myself the 'King of the South,' why I'm known as that, and a continued progression of what I've done musically and with my career." With surefire hits like 'What You Know 'Bout That' and 'Why You Wanna' packed on to the project, coupled with T.I.'s tireless focus and determination to progress and stay on top of his game, there is no doubt that the "King of the South" will continue to reign supreme.
1.King Back /2.Front Back feat UKG /3.What You Know /4.I'm Talking To You /5.Live In The Sky feat Jamie Foxx/6.Ride Wit Me /7.The Breakup /8.Why You Wanna /9.Get It /10.Top Back /11.I'm Straight feat BG & Young Jeezy /12.Undertaker feat Young Buck & Young Dro /13.Stand Up Guy /14.You Know You /15.Goodlife feat Pharrell & Common /16.Hello feat Governor /17.Told You So /18.Bankhead feat P$C & Young Dro