Hip Hop/Rap Ryan Querbach
Atlanta rapper T.I. has released Trouble Man: Heavy Is the Head,
his eighth studio album and the first since his most recent stint in
prison. The title is no doubt a reference to his legal troubles on
federal weapons charges, but it also makes reference to the Marvin Gaye
song of the same name, which is sampled in the album’s opening track.
Hip Hop/Rap Joshua Boydston
A lot of hip-hop is pure escapism: fantasies about fast cars,
attractive women and having more money than you know what to do with. High Character
is not that; it’s about as real and down-to-earth as it gets, while
still taking the time to appreciate the small things the world gives us.