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Every Sample And Featured Artist On T.I.’s ‘Dime Trap’

T.I. touches on cultural shifts and trap origins with dynamic assists from Teyana Taylor, Just Blaze and more. 

T.I.'s Dime Trap hits all aspects of the rapper's very layered world as it dropped to masses on Friday (Oct. 5). Serving as contemporary trap vibes, Tip promised the world his eighth studio album would be a "TED Talk for Trap ni**as." The 15-track LP delivers with organic collaborations from Jeezy, Young Thug, Meek Mill as well as production credits by Just Blaze, Scott Storch, Bangladesh and his eldest son, Messiah Harris.

With Dave Chappelle acting as the voice in his head, T.I. lyrically looks back at the empire he's created in Trap Music. There are matters of the heart with tracks like "The Amazing Mr. F**k Up" featuring Victoria Monét and "At Least I Know" with Anderson .Paak. True Tip bars also reside on his Meek Mill-assisted "Jefe" and "More & More" with bars from Jeezy.

See the list below of the clever samples and features on Dime Trap.

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1. "Seasons"

As previously reported, Dave Chappelle welcomes listeners to Dime Trap as Tip's consciousness while providing Yoda vibes with takes like, "All my life all I wanted to do was be great/If the stakes are everything,  you'll tell yourself anything you need to hear to survive/Everything I say is the truth and that's a lie/And that's the motherf**king truth."

Singer-songwriter Sam Hook also provides a soothing chorus to the reflective intro.

2. "Laugh at Em"

Produced by Just Blaze, this marks another perfect tune for the duo who've worked together on the rapper's biggest hits. The super-producer first connected with T.I. on "King Back" and "I'm Talking To You" from the rapper's fourth album, King. Their chemistry reached new heights with "Live Your Live" featuring Rhianna on 2008's Paper Trail. Tip also notes his path in activism by paying homage to victims of police brutality like Freddie Grey, Micheal Brown and Sandra Bland.

3. "Big Ol Drip"

Watch The Duck lend their vocal magic to the track's chorus. The duo comprised of Jesse Rankins Eddie Smith III, playfully blend soulful vocals with genre-bending beats like their recent single, "There You Are." The Alabama natives dropped their debut album, Delayed Adulthood earlier this year. Shawty Redd and Pyro da God also produced the song.

4. "Wraith"

Yo Gotti joins Tip on "Wraith," the second single from Dime Trap. The video was released Friday (Oct. 5), featuring 10-year-old Bankroll PJ doing hoodrat things with his friends. The comical visuals reminds us of a certain viral star who attempted to do the same thing. Bankroll PJ is the nephew of slain rapper, Bankroll Fresh. We also get a taste of Scott Storch's epic return as he produced the track.

5. "The Weekend"

Produced by Swizz Beatz, marks the second collab for Tip and Thugger.

6. "The Amazing Mr. Fu**k Up"

Described as the "diversified vibes," section of the Dime Trap,  T.I. dedicates the loving track to his wife, Tameka "Tiny" Cottle and their complex and longlasting marriage. Singer-songwriter Victoria Monét sings the chorus that points to Tip's accountability and vulnerability.

Monét's pen has done wonders for hip-hop and pop titans like Ariana Grande ("Honeymoon Avenue"), Chris Brown ("Drunk Texting"), T.I. ("Memories Back Then," "Live On Tonight") and plenty others. Eric G of 9th Wonder's label Jamla Records produced the track.

It also samples the classic scene between Tip and Lauren London from the 2006 film, ATL.

7. "At Least I Know"

"At Least I Know" reunites T.I. and Anderson .Paak, who created the amazing remix to .Paak's "Come Down" in 2016.

8. "What Can I Say"

Towards the halfway mark of Dime Trap, we get Tip at his finest with a few humblebrags about his journey to the top.

9. "Jefe"

The Bangladesh-produced track was the first single for Dime Trap. The braggadocious track shines with lyrics calling out the fakes thirsty for Instagram likes and itching to grab Tip's "formula" for success. T.I. previously shared with VIBE how the track was intended for Meek's upcoming album but he had no choice but to keep it for himself.

10. "More & More"

One word: JEEZY.

11. "Pray For Me"

YFN Lucci exchange bars about loyalty, trials and triumphs. Just before the song ends, Mr. Chappelle pops in to warm up the crowd for "Looking Back."

12. "Looking Back"

David Banner hits the boards for the "pull-up" jam.

13."Light Day"

Tip's oldest son Messiah Harris produced "Light Day," bringing the rapper's legacy full circle.

14. "You"

Teyana Taylor joins T.I. on the bold reflective track, calling out hypocrites from Capitol Hill to the church pews.

15. "Be There"

 

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Featuring singer-songwriter London Jae, T.I. touches on his legacy by reminding everyone he–and Trap Music–are here to stay.

"You know what they say, "What the Devil mean for bad, God use it for good, right?"/Well, I'm sure the people who put crack cocaine in our communities infested us with all this hate, all these guns, all this violence, all this rage/You see they never counted on us takin' those very experiences, packaging them as philosophical presentations set to music about the experiences/And how many people would relate to it and how much commerce would come from it," he says.

Listen to Dime Trap here.

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Here’s what the next two weeks look like on the @latelateshow! Seeing the year out with a bang x x x

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Previously, the pair hit the studio for an eight-track project that pays respect to their hometown of Atlanta, Georgia. It was surprise-released in October and effortlessly fuses ATL's aura on the soundscape. Now, the "Peace Sign" video puts that decision into cinematic motion.

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T.I. Releases Short Film For "The Amazing Mr. F**k Up"

T.I. keeps himself accountable for his wrongdoings in the cinematic visual for "The Amazing Mr. F**k Up."

Premiered Monday (Dec. 10) on his series T.I. & Tiny: Friends & Family Hustle, the track featuring singer-songwriter Victoria Monet, is flipped into a 10-minute-short film. Directed by Mike Ho, the short film stars comedienne Britney Elena, Colombus Short, Woody McClain and model Denise Rodriguez.

Starting at a fancy dinner gathering among friends, things take a turn for the worst when the rapper's other partner invades the feast. On the Dime Trap cut, T.I. calls out himself for his past mistakes and deviances with acknowledgment on how he needs to do better.

"It's amazing all the sh*t I done / Such examples I've been setting for my son / All she did was stay down and have my kid / All the time just to realize I ain't sh*t," T.I. spits. In addition to the rapper flexing his acting chops, the album version of the song includes the infamous scene in ATL between Tip and Lauren London, where his character snatches a necklace he gifted for New New.

The rapper is currently closing out the year on an impressive note as it was revealed that his music has been streamed 276 million times on the music streaming service Spotify. "A modest flex to end my 18th year in this sh*t!!!! Multitudes of Gratitude!!! #NextYearWeGoBigger!!!!," the Grand Hustle emcee tweeted on Saturday (Dec. 8).

Check out the video above

 

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Extra thx to @brittneyelena @woody_thegreat @mikeho_ @officialcshort and errrrbody involved in bringing this vision to life!!! #TheAmazingMrFuckUP out @vevo after tonight’s episode of Friends and Family Hustle!!! @vh1

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A modest flex to end my 18th year in this sh*t!!!! Multitudes of Gratitude!!! #NextYearWeGoBigger!!!! pic.twitter.com/7J6FFsUicS

— T.I. (@Tip) December 8, 2018

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