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  • August 16, 2011
    Trapmuzik's picture
    Message From T.I.
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    What up world? This will be my last message from Forrest City. Just reaching out and sending my love, respect and appreciation to all who have been ridin’ with me throughout this chapter in my life and not just recently but since all the things started happening one after another back in ’06. From Big Phil’s murder to my beautiful little angel Leiah being called home to heaven, to my arrest in ’07, the 1st prison sentence in ’09, to this last journey that I’m nearing the end of. A lot of people who are aware of all that has happened to me in my life say that there aren’t many men who could have endured and withstood so much pain, pressure and turmoil while managing to remain sane and keep their wits about them. I must say that I wouldn’t have been able to do so without God’s grace and having a strong support system behind me every step of the way. So often we spend time acknowledging the presence of “haters” and all the negativity they send our way but we don’t take the time to acknowledge and appreciate all the ones who love and support us and supply us with the positive energy we need to overcome. We complain about the pain so much that we don’t even notice how much stronger, wiser and better of a person the suffering has allowed us to become. I heard Pac say once “To live is to suffer and to survive is to find meaning in that suffering.” I later found out it came from an author by the name of Friedrich Nietzsche. When I heard Pac say that it was just some hard shit to hear your favorite rapper say before he kicked a verse. Now that I’ve gone through it and grown from it those words have a real true meaning to me. I know this won’t be my last battle with adversity but it has truly prepared me for whatever else may come in the future. For that also I’m thankful. Now it goes without saying that I hate I had to come back to prison for these 10 months but I am truly grateful for the knowledge, growth and understanding I’ve received from the experience.

    Next time you hear from me I’ll be back out there with you. Doing for those who can’t do for themselves and speaking for those whose voices are never heard. When I touch down, I’m going all the way back to square one, like I’m fresh in the game and never sold a record. Back on some I’M SERIOUS, TRAP MUZIK shit… But until then RESPECT to all who deserve it. I’ll be back at you in a minute.

    - KING

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on August 16, 2011 - 10:41am

What up world? This will be my last message from Forrest City. Just reaching out and sending my love, respect and appreciation to all who have been ridin’ with me throughout this chapter in my life and not just recently but since all the things started happening one after another back in ’06. From Big Phil’s murder to my beautiful little angel Leiah being called home to heaven, to my arrest in ’07, the 1st prison sentence in ’09, to this last journey that I’m nearing the end of. A lot of people who are aware of all that has happened to me in my life say that there aren’t many men who could have endured and withstood so much pain, pressure and turmoil while managing to remain sane and keep their wits about them. I must say that I wouldn’t have been able to do so without God’s grace and having a strong support system behind me every step of the way. So often we spend time acknowledging the presence of “haters” and all the negativity they send our way but we don’t take the time to acknowledge and appreciate all the ones who love and support us and supply us with the positive energy we need to overcome. We complain about the pain so much that we don’t even notice how much stronger, wiser and better of a person the suffering has allowed us to become. I heard Pac say once “To live is to suffer and to survive is to find meaning in that suffering.” I later found out it came from an author by the name of Friedrich Nietzsche. When I heard Pac say that it was just some hard shit to hear your favorite rapper say before he kicked a verse. Now that I’ve gone through it and grown from it those words have a real true meaning to me. I know this won’t be my last battle with adversity but it has truly prepared me for whatever else may come in the future. For that also I’m thankful. Now it goes without saying that I hate I had to come back to prison for these 10 months but I am truly grateful for the knowledge, growth and understanding I’ve received from the experience.

Next time you hear from me I’ll be back out there with you. Doing for those who can’t do for themselves and speaking for those whose voices are never heard. When I touch down, I’m going all the way back to square one, like I’m fresh in the game and never sold a record. Back on some I’M SERIOUS, TRAP MUZIK shit… But until then RESPECT to all who deserve it. I’ll be back at you in a minute.

- KING

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Claudette Jarmon-Guerrero's picture

I like you words of Wisdom! Well said. Keep GOD 1st!!! If I may I would like to share something I wrote to you (at that time but never sent it) called KINDRED SPIRIT - A Kindred Spirit, Kindred Pursuit! I would have thought you know me by now, by the many letters I've wrote of the Holy Spirit being poured out to you by pen and pad .Still in hopes that you might have read one of the letters from me to you and that you may one day reply back or at least know my name. It is not me but GOD, The Almighty, who is trying to communicate to your spirit. For we are all vessels of God, of Jesus Christ the Savio,r and HE uses us to HIS discretion when HE wants us to minister the release of the Holy Spirit to another one of GOD's children, Kindred Spirits. Not if, but when we meet this 3rd and last time it will be so natural, and compatible that we will see the inner most not just what's on the outside. The chemisry of Spirit to Spirit Flesh to Flesh will present itself. It's time to receive the promises of GOD, to have all in abundance, to want for nothing, to lack nothing this generation to the next. A generation formed by a strong and sturdy foundation of life. Peace unto you TI for you are loved. Wheter you accept it or not. This time when you are released into the free world CLOSE the door completely to your past Put God 1st in mind, body, and soul, to want for nothing, but praising HIM for everything even if you are not content with what surrounds you heart and mind. You then will see how walls of destruction will start to fade away Peace will set in and the only place left to go is up with protection from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. GOD is showing HIS love to you thru me, allow it to be, for these are not words of thy flesh but of the Spirit for The Holy Spirit is at work when I write to you. Praise GOD for you and for the beautiful things the HE is going to replace in your life such as the love of the world to the Love that the world does not know of. God Bless

SimoniaMeChelle's picture

Luv Me some T.I.P.

Mahad G' swag's picture

WELCOME BACK TIP...

Latrece's picture

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, T.I.

MS. B's picture

Hi TI, I'm a 52 year old mother because of the resaemblence between you and my younger brother. I have always watched you grow in the industry. Movies and music even though I only listen to the clean versions(smile). I really enjoyed the movie ATL and Takers. I'm glad you have decided to give it all to God. You are a great entertainer use what you have to help that child and someones son or daugther that needs someone to look up to. I pray that you will find that inner peace to walk that find line that the justice system has laid out before you. Bad things happen in our lives some we have no control over however the ones that we can control thats what we have to concentrate on. I would love for you to see the pic of my brother.Keep your head up and leave the past in the past and keep moving higher to a greater tomorrow. May God Bless and keep you safe. Much Love Ms.B

E Crawford's picture

Keep it movin Pimpin and get back to the Muzik!!!!!!!!!

mz.mika's picture

The past is behind you...close that chapter. Be glad to be a to start a fresh one and move forward with the people who love you. Be Blessed and we'll c u in a minute!!! Welcome Home :0)

jap sr's picture

Thanks T.I. for talking about God in your life and I would like to share this old song from home with you that many churches uses:http://www.cyberhymnal.org/htm/w/h/e/wherehlm.htm .where he lead me i
will follow. and may God bless you and your family and many fans for standing in pray for you all

MizzNecee's picture

Yes!!!!! Can't wait, I'm glad you're getting out soon. Can't wait until the next album. I really enjoy your music and I always have since I was a teenager now I'm like 23 with a family. I had my eye on you since the Bone Crusher's video "I ain't never scared". Since seeing you rap in that video I knew you was something serious. I was like who is this cocky a** ni***. Don't take that the wrong way(if you do oh well I didn't mean it in a negative way) I feel you got a reason I always been attracted to those types of men. Ever since after that you proved me right; you continued to come out with great music.

I really applaud you and your strength despite all you've been through. I will always support you and your music whatever you go through. You are a human being, we all make mistakes and certain decisions that no one will never fully understand why. So always keep your head up and do like I feel if a person isn't that important to you or you feel they are not trying to understand don't waste your time explaining all the details why you did this or that. Just keep it moving.

I will always be a big fan might not be your biggest and know every detail about you and where you are. I will always be a tru real fan for the music you make and the person I preceive you to be from just watching you on tv, in magazines and all. So hurry the hell up and get out and don't look back. No how bout just don't take your a** back point blank period. (lol) :)

Lily Harris Garcia =]'s picture

4 more daysss ;)
#CountDownToReleaseOfTheKing

TexasSuthernGal's picture

I would like to express my appreciation to you T.I. for being one of the few young BLACK men today strong enough to admit you have faults, trials and tribulations (as the rest of us) but courageous enough to keep your head up, learn from your mistakes, take care of home and still remain honest and true to yourself. I love your music and I have been with you as a fan and more from '06 until now. I believe we are all sinners in this walk of life and there is not one of us who is without sin and able to cast ANY stone. Several tracks uplift me when I'm down, inspire me when I'm not as ambitious as I could be, keep it hood when I need to get back to the basics and you even have a few freak tracks I love when I have an 'itch' that need to be scratched - lol. I am a bigger Tupac fan and I proudly say your music, ethics and approach are similar - for that I tip my hat off to you. I love you is an understatement, keep doing what you do in keepin it gangsta and making music for the have-nots - in the words of 'Pac - "For every dark night, there's a bright day after - so keep ya head up stick ya chest out and handle it" (Me Against the World) I Love You forever and always - Sabrina Walker (Texas Southern Gal)

Chief's picture

This my first time coming on the site. I am from Atlanta and been bumpin your music since I was in middle school man, now I'm 20 and ur old tracks still go in. I moved outta Atlanta but I never forget about where it all started, been playing ur tracks no matter where I'm at, ppl be like "OHH shit I remember that, I forget u from Atlanta" keep my life experiences wit me no matter where I go. Remember what Keep ya head up TIP, u'll be home soon

Remember what Jarmel told us, stay focused man
-T.I. vs T.I.P.

dirtroad muzik's picture

cheeeeeeeeeaaaa......#trappmuzik. dirtroad muzik!!!!!!!!!!

Ludo''s picture

We want the King of South for a concert in Paris "ASAP" !!! So "Bring him out" from jail..

christycee's picture

love you tonnnnnesss T.I.. :)

T-Real's picture

Stay tru homeboy and see ya we the free ya. Love and peace!

Latrece's picture

T.I.,

I am praying that God will continue to bless and keep you. Much Love and support to you.

I offer encouraging words from a bible verse for your continued success.

Psalm 37:23
The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way

Know that all things work together for the good

Respectfully,

Latrece

Ezeoka daniel's picture

T.i remember ALI said even d greatest got 2 suffer sometimes ur experiences in prison is just d IRONY of life.....be a man and u shal scale through...love ya i pledge my allegiance 2 Grand hustle,akoo,t.i 4 life

Shahida Loves T.I. King :D's picture

Loveeeee yOu Millions
-x-

grandmaJ's picture

Hope I never need to send you letters in prison again.

paulin474's picture

T.I ...We all cant wait for you ..come to home ...

D-One's picture

cant wait for ur return, u;re my mentor and role model...wats the exact date of ur return, so i can hold it down slamming ur good music with my windows down letting all know of the kings return....imma hold it down wif u till eternity, u boy D1 from Nigeria, Africa

KTic's picture

I luv when TI says, "in a minute" thats that OG shit, my Daddy use to say! Been riding witcha homey, can't wait til u drop that first single.

TRYN2HAVSUMTHN's picture

MAN, IM JUST GLAD U STILL ALIVE AND WELL, BRUH! YOU ARE AN INSPIRATION TO SO MANY PEOPLE AND PROLLY MORE NOW THAN EVER BC WE UNDERSTAND THE IN AND OUT THE SYSTEM SHIT AND WE KNOW U DO TOO! BUT, U ALWAYS SEEM TO BE RESILIANT AND FRESH WHEN SOMETHING BAD HAPPENS TO YA, AND THAT GIVES US HOPE!!
OH AND FOR THE RECORD! "I'M SERIOUS" IS STILL MY FAVORITE ALBUM TO DATE!! SO IF U GOIN BACK TO THAT MAYBE NOW THE REST OF THE WORLD (NOT JUST THE SOUTH ) WILL SEE WHAT I SEEN 12 OR 13 YRS AGO!!! YOU BEEN FIE SINCE THE FIRST ONE!! AND WHAT I LOVE ABOUT LISTENIN TO "IM SERIOUS" TODAY IS THAT ERRYTHING U SAID THAT SOUNDED ARROGANT THEN-- YOU MADE A FACT!!! (im in it for the longevity, picture me one of the greatest that willl ever be, comparin me to tupac b.i.g. and jay-z! ) U ARE AND WE DO!! DO YA THANG AND KNOW THIS, KING OF THE SOUTH IS AN UNDERSTATEMENT!!!

BabyImmaStar's picture

I KNOW "THEY" TRYING TO MAKE IT BAD FOR YOU BUT GOOD WILL OUT WEIGH THE EVIL. KEEP YA HEAD UP. I KNOW YOU MAY REGRET SOME THINGS BUT COME HOME SAFE FOR US. THE FANS. SUPPORTING YOU THROUGH IT ALL. I WANT TO SEE THAT REAL TIP BACK IN THE GAME HOLDING IT DOWN FOR US. THE THRONE IS YOURS AND ALWAYS WILL BE KING.

Vusa's picture

Absolutely ispirational & heart felt words.I feel u Tip,have been riding with u since day one & forever more.As u come out i wish u all the best and that God will guide u so u'll stay with us all d time.We seriously miss u and can't really wait to hear ur next album thatu'll drop.May God send his angels to watch over u.Be blessed

Dautree's picture

T.I. do wat u got to do keep ur head up and get back to game, back to ur throne! There no joy without pain!

Timo's picture

I feel u tip dont give up, the sunlight will hurt u`r eyes faster than you think partner.. in both meanings

jay nike's picture

I hope this dude is telling the truth. Remember back on Im Serious and Trap Muzik he did not have all them damn features also. I don't pick up your album to see fucking wack asses like Drake and Eminem. I pick up your album for you to tell a story the whole way through with great beats, lyricism, flow, and concepts.

Oljson xD's picture

I must say that every time T.I. announce a new letter, I cry every time. I really love his music and I respect him as much as I respect my parents. Even though I'm only 14, his music helped me trough some rough times I've been going through lately with my family. I can't wait for him to get out of that lousy cell and to get back on the throne , where he belongs. Can't wait to hear from you next time! Be eazy! :)

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