Ti Comments On Aggressive Leaked Track
Posted on April 8, 2008 by Jamie Slaughter
T.I. has commented on the recent track that was leaked to the Internet, declaring that the track was not released by him and will not materialize onto the new album, Paper Trail. In a recorded message, T.I. told fans that the track, Hunt 'em Down will not emerge onto the new album.
"To whom it may concern, for whatever it's worth, I just wanted to say to you myself that the record that has been leaked...it's an unwarranted, unauthorized release," T.I. said. "It is not a Paper Trail selection. It's not of the same standard, the same quality as the records that I'm doing right now so I don't want anybody to get it misconstrued that that's the first single or that's even a release from Paper Trail."
The track raised some eyebrows over the aggressive lyrical content and the manner in which they're delivered. T.I. raps "I want them n*ggas dead / I want they head / I want 'em now...hunt 'em down." This was the first track T.I. had recorded since his close friend, Philant Johnson, was murdered in a shooting, so a lot of rage was within him over that period.
"Do not be fooled. That was a record I recorded...it was the very first record I recorded after my big homie Philant died," he revealed. "So it was a lot of rage, a lot of anger, a lot of frustration in that record. It was never even meant to be released. I don't know how it got out there."
T.I. has promised fans that the lead off single from the new album will exceed the leaked track and will bring his game to a completely new level.
"The record you gon' hear when I put it out there is gon' be way better than that, on a whole 'nother level."