Label: Grand Hustle, Atlantic

Fresh off his appearance on Bone Crusher's "Never Scared," Tip signed a new deal with Atlantic and struck back hard following the underwhelming chart performance of his debut. Packed with winners ranging from "Be Easy" to "Rubber Band Man," this album can also claim responsibility for introducing the term "Trap" to the wider rap world. With top-notch production from accomplished beat-smiths such as DJ Toomp, Kanye West, and David Banner, T.I. had just the platform he needed to sling his musical product to the fiends and continue his mission to establish himself as "King of The South."