Little by little, T.I.‘s been dropping some hints there, a music video there to build anticipation for his eighth album Trouble Man. The latest: a bouncing club anthem about, well, bouncing into the club.
In “Ball,” produced by Rico Love and Earl & E, T.I. boasts of showing up with a “bad bitch, looking like Aaliyah” while Lil Wayne promises to “fire my blunt like Donald Trump” — so, no surprises there. However, photos from the “Ball” music video shoot reveal scenes of a far more modest affair: reclining in the backyard, drifting on motorcycles and grilling meats on a shopping cart.
Random? Not exactly. In an interview with Fuse, T.I. explained the rationale behind his “Go Get It” music video, which featured the Atlanta rapper poolside at both a mansion and in a far more modest neighborhood. “I think it’s very important to see that money doesn’t change the person — it changes what surrounds the person,” Tip said.
The music video is set to drop October 22. Trouble Man is out December 18.
[Via Rap Dose]