AOTY 2019

King

T.I. - King
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
2006 Ratings: #119 / 653
User Score
Based on 34 ratings
2006 Ratings: #81
March 28, 2006 / Release Date
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Atlantic / Label
Hip Hop / Genres
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Mythic
81
I believe that this is by far T.I.’s best and most consistent project to date. It’s sadly the only one I revisit regularly.
77
Many consider this to be T.I.'s Magnum Opus and going into it I was really excited... But after coming out, I was disappointed. While this was definitely TIP's first mainstream push, I found the end half of the album better than the first half. The only perfect song on this album was Top Back but Ride Wit Me is close too
85
I still don't think this reaches the quality of Trap Muzik just because of how absurdly tightly-wound that LP was (no fat; none), but this is a helluva album to have be your second-best.

TI's flow here: absolutely effortless. He was born to make this album the same way he was born to wear all of his hats all the way on the back of his head. Do not skip this record.
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Year End Lists

#14/SPIN
#19/Pitchfork
#81/Paste

Track List

  1. King Back 
  2. Front Back 
  3. What You Know 
  4. I'm Talkin' To You 
  5. Live In The Sky 
  6. Ride Wit Me 
  7. The Breakup 
  8. Why You Wanna 
  9. Get It 
  10. Top Back
  11. I'm Straight
  12. Undertaker 
  13. Stand Up Guy 
  14. You Know Who 
  15. Goodlife 
  16. Hello 
  17. Told You So 
  18. Bankhead
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