For someone who's been quoted as wanting out of the rap game, it doesn't seem like T.I. is going anywhere soon. "Ball", the latest single off his upcoming album, Trouble Man (Grand Hustle and Atlantic Records) dropped today, and as if T.I.'s iconic Southern drawl wasn't enough of a draw, the track gets an extra boost from everyone's favorite rapper with a permanent frog in his throat, Weezy F Baby.
"Ball" is a pretty urgent song, boasting the usual "got a model, got a bottle, got a molly, got a blunt" kinds of things. Which is somewhat confusing because T.I. is totally a husband and a father, but I'm willing to play along—or even just turn a blind eye altogether because the beat is so distracting (in a good way). Anyone else get the feeling they used a cartoon xylophone made of bones on this? Just me? Alright.
Peep the stream below. And grab Trouble Man when it drops on December 18.