Paperwork (Deluxe Version)
Just in case you thought actor/novelist/reality-TV star/hip-hop kingpin T.I. might be slowing down, his ninth album is his biggest yet. Paperwork is the first in a planned trilogy; it's executive-produced by Pharrell Williams and features a GRAMMY® ceremony's worth of guests. As sleek as a Maybach, the production is a mix of classic and cutting edge, from the flashy soul of the Pharrell-produced title track to the bumping ratchet of DJ Mustard's "No Mediocre." Tip's skills are in full effect on "New National Anthem," where he spits a rapid-fire critique of current events over a wild, bumping beat.