I don't care what you say, think or feel... I've already cried three super solid times to new track, Castle Walls, from T.I.'s upcoming album, No Mercy, which features my fellow Pittsburghian homegirl, Christina Aguilera, on the emotional tip (pun...ha!) during the chorus.
If there was ever a single, short and stacked spitter that made me so weak in the knees, that distinguishing honor would go to T.I. Far be it from me to note that he just got himself wifey-ed (he'll always be a single stud to me), but we're not here to talk rings and things...no, we're aiming to dish on the 3+ hour performance that the rapper put on last night at Capitale, as part of AXE Music's One Night Only event. If you stalk twitter, you may have seen a bevy of jawdropping tweets from those in attendance, and all warranted the gasps, oohs, and aahs that kept a'rolling out.
Bringing out his best buddies and beauties, TIP ran the gamut between songs both new and old (reminder: King Uncaged comes out on September 28), in a set that spanned 30 cuts and a guests that made you go "oh wow yes".
Starting off with the fitting track, I'm Back, the dude was a nonstop whirl of sweat, spit, sex and stealth moves as he entertained in this, his first live show since getting freed from the pinstripes. Yep, this being his premiere post-prison performance, the rapper seemed not ot have missed an steps as he brought out the likes of Cam'Ron, Mary J Blige (yeah!), B.o.B., Keri Hilson, Swizz Beats, Maino and a number of his homeboys to brrrraapp into the mic.
Highlights included the inclusion of Ms. Mary J, along with the crowd pleasers Live Your Life and the current chart-topper, Got Your Back, with the aforementioned Hilson.
Special thanks to Edelman, AXE and Sarah for hooking up a super amazing evening. Video of Live Your Life can be checked out below, and the full gallery of images reside right here.
My birthday isn't for another six months, but I already know what I want: a revolving wall panel platform with a smooth dude on the other side. And we'll probably add on to that the fact that said man would have to recreate this video with me. Yep...facts.
In real news...T.I. just unveiled his clip for Got Your Back, the sweet ditty he's done with Beaston-fave Keri Hilson. I'm so into the song, I dig the video, and I love these two artists on some next level ish.
Join in my swoonfest by watching the visuals now. I got I got I got I got your back, boy!