Urban Legend (2004) T.I. recorded Urban Legend while in a work-release program for probation violation. But judging by his grudge-laden approach, he's addressing other violations as well —… 2004-11-30 T.I. Hip-Hop/Rap
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Urban Legend (2004)

T.I. | STUFF THAT 'LEGEND'S ARE MADE OF In Urban , former inmate T.I. addresses his fellow rappers
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STUFF THAT 'LEGEND'S ARE MADE OF In Urban, former inmate T.I. addresses his fellow rappers

Details Release Date: Nov 30, 2004; Lead Performance: T.I.; Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

T.I. recorded Urban Legend while in a work-release program for probation violation. But judging by his grudge-laden approach, he's addressing other violations as well — namely, claims by fellow Southern rappers that they're superior. Backed by synths for a sound he regards as counter-crunk, he lays out his defense in lyrical volleys aimed at rivals like Ludacris, and when he declares ''I'm the King,'' you just about believe him.

Originally posted Dec 13, 2004 Published in issue #797 Dec 17, 2004 Order article reprints