T.I. vs. T.I.P. is the fifth studio album released by Atlanta rapper T.I. The album was released on July 3 2007. In the first week of sales, the album went nearly gold, selling 468,000. The album received mostly lukewarm reviews. However, it was nominated for a Grammy.
T.I. mentioned working with André 3000, Justin Timberlake, Ciara, Akon, R. Kelly, Young Jeezy, and Lil Wayne as well, because the album was originally planned to be a double disc album, but instead it became a single album, and the other artists didn't make the final cut.
|Week||Units Sold||Total Units Sold||Chart Position||RIAA Certification|
|1 - 7/3/2007||468,000||468,000||1|
In the leaflet included with the album, T.I. dedicates the album to Philant "Big Phil" Johnson and Leiah Amoré Harris and Deyjah Princess Harris and his 3 sons Messiyah, Domani, Clifford Harris the 3 aka King, and the mother of his children Tameka "Tiny" Cottle.
In the song "Act I: T.I.P.", The prelude to the song itself is a string of newscasts that flash successes that have happened in his life, the shooting of his friend, Philant Johnson. After the prelude of the song, T.I.P. has a violent outburst against Lyor Cohen.
In the song "Act II: T.I.", T.I. awakens and realizes that his car isn't in the same place he parked it. He then receives a call from Jason Geter and is very surprised at how angry Jason sounds. T.I. then speaks with Douglas Peterson and is informed about his violent outburst at Lyor Cohen. T.I. is confused because he can't remember anything about the situation. He doesn't yet know that it was T.I.P. who had the outburst.
In the skit "Act III: T.I. vs. T.I.P.: The Confrontation", T.I. and T.I.P. come face to face in the mirror to argue their conflict with each other, with T.I.P in the mirror and T.I. on the outside. T.I.P. argues that T.I.'s "Hollywood" status has made him stupid and has clouded his judgment. T.I.P. even names it as the reason his friend (Philant) was murdered. T.I. argues that T.I.P.'s bad temper causes too much trouble. T.I. states that they would be in prison by now if T.I.P. was let in control, T.I.P. then says "If You Let Me? See what the fuck I'm sayin, man? How the fuck you gon let me do somethin?". T.I.P. says that T.I. wouldn't be the King of The South without him and he says "you need me" as T.I. redrects as "You NEED me
T.I. also released an instrumental version of the album on October 12 although it was scheduled to be released on September 16 but was pushed back.
|#||Title||Producer(s)||Featured guest(s)||Sampled song(s)||Time|
|1||"Act I (T.I.P.)"||T.I. and Kannon "Caviar" Cross, additional production by Just Blaze||2:22|
|2||"Big Shit Poppin' (Do It)"||Mannie Fresh||Samples a guitar riff from the song Top Gun Anthem, the theme of the movie Top Gun||4:51|
|4||"You Know What It Is"||Wyclef Jean and Jerry 'Wonder' Duplessis (Co-produced by Sedeck "All Hands on Deck" Jean and Keith "Lil' Wonda" Duplessis||Wyclef Jean||4:54|
|5||"Da Dopeman"||Mannie Fresh||Contains a sample from "Dopeman (Remix)" by N.W.A||5:09|
|6||"Watch What You Say To Me"||Khao, co-produced by Bao Quoc Pham & Steve Holdren||Jay-Z||4:45|
|7||"Hurt"||Danja||Alfa Mega, Busta Rhymes||4:47|
|8||"Act II (T.I.)"||T.I. and Caviar, additional production by Just Blaze||1:46|
|9||"Help Is Coming"||Just Blaze||Contains samples from "Somebody's Gonna Off The Man" by Barry White||4:25|
|10||"My Swag"||Wyclef Jean, Wonda, All Hands on Deck and Keith Lil' Wonda||Wyclef Jean||4:34|
|11||"We Do This"||The Runners||3:33|
|12||"Show It to Me"||Tony Galvin||Nelly||3:18|
|13||"Don't You Wanna Be High"||The Runners||3:59|
|14||"Touchdown"||Eminem and Jeff Bass||Eminem||4:42|
|15||"Act III (T.I. vs. T.I.P.) The Confrontation"||T.I. and Caviar, additional production by Just Blaze||1:46|
|16||"Tell 'Em I Said That"||Danja||4:50|
|17||"Respect This Hustle"||Danja||4:26|
|18||"My Type"||Keith Mack||4:50|
|19||"You Ain't Fly" |
(iTunes Pre-Order Exclusive)
DVD features are:
Target released an exclusive as well, including a bonus DVD which featured T.I. vs. T.I.P.: Conflict Resolution a full version of the therapy T.I. and T.I.P. receive in many of the commercials.
|U.S. Billboard 200||1|
|U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums||1|
|U.S. Billboard Top Rap Albums||1|
|Canadian Albums Chart||7|
|New Zealand Albums Chart||37|
|French Albums Chart||108|
|Japanese Albums Chart||21|
|United World Chart||1|