Oct. 9 in Hip-Hop Historical past

In our Soiled South version, we salute Atlanta rhymers T.I. and Bubba Sparxxx who launched their under-appreciated debut albums on at the present time. As well as, Flo Rida put out “Low,” which catapulted him into rap stardom. Test it out under.

2001: T.I. releases his debut album I am Critical

Earlier than T.I. turned the self-proclaimed “King of the South,” he was attempting to make a reputation for himself within the rap recreation along with his debut album I am Critical, which was launched on at the present time in 2001. Produced by a number of top-notch hitmakers just like the Neptunes, Lil Jon and Jazze Pha with visitor appearances from fellow Atlanta rappers like Pastor Troy, Youngbloodz and Bone Crusher, the album turned an underground traditional.

Sadly, regardless of promoting lower than 300,000 copies, LaFace Information thought-about his album a failure and dropped him from their label. In hindsight, it was a blessing in disguise as a result of Tip would finally signal with Atlantic Information and go on a profitable seven-album run and launch a brand new sub-genre in rap known as lure music.

With a 20-year rap profession underneath his belt, Tip stated he has completely developed from being a rap beginner with I am Critical till now as an elder statesmen of lure music.

“[I’ve] modified, positively. 100 and eighty levels,” he said to Noisey in 2014. “I feel life has a approach of fixing folks. Life is a continuing evolution, only a collection of changes. And while you cease rising, you begin dying.”

“So for me to stay the identical that I used to be then, I might cease residing,” he continued. “There is not any extra life as a result of the evolution has ceased and desisted. I do not assume that is wholesome, I do not assume it is reasonable, I do not assume it is human. I’ve positively progressed.”


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Oct. 9 in Hip-Hop Historical past