Year He Turned 30: 2010
Number of Albums Released at the Time: 7
T.I. had just come off a streak of wildly successful albums, but two years ago, his career was in the midst of a few hiccups. After serving a nine-month prison term for federal gun charges in 2009, he would get into another incident in Los Angeles a year later. He was arrested for drug possession of ecstasy, which violated his probation. This would stall his career since he was forced to serve another 11-month sentence starting in October of that year.
T.I. was prepping the release of King Uncaged, which was changed to No Mercy, because of his incarceration. Despite poor promotion and poorly-received singles, the album still went gold.
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