The Making of T.I.'s "Trap Muzik"

"No More Talk"

Producer: Sanchez Holmes

T.I.: "'No More Talk' was one of my more political records. I wanted to take the opportunity to get in the booth and share my political views. That’s probably my version of a Nas-type record—one of those 'Hate Me Now' type records. A little Public Enemy, a little 2Pac.

 

He didn't just say that [on the song], he meant that and you know it was all for real. Like every record came out, that same day something was being dealt with. - Sanchez Holmes

 

“I felt people responded to that because it was an opportunity to peek inside a lifestyle you wouldn’t be privy to if it wasn’t from that particular source.

"There’s cats from that same walk of life as mine that wouldn’t even talk the shit that I was talking about on that record. You wouldn’t be up on this shit that I’m talking about on a lot of these records had it not been for me telling them about it. They wouldn’t know it. And I ain’t talking about no rappers.”

Sanchez Holmes: "He had something on his chest he wanted to get off, he was done with talking about it and wanted to let it be known. Like, 'I ain’t speaking about it no more, it’s done. They can take it how they want to.' He was that hotheaded street dude, you couldn’t tell him nothing, man. He didn’t just say that [on the song], he meant that and you know it was all for real. Shit like that was happening on the daily. Like every record came out, that same day something was being dealt with."

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