Best T.I. Songs & Albums – Ranked From Best to Worst

Rap fanatics rejoice, it’s time to rank T.I.’s greatest songs and albums! T.I. has been at the top of the rap game since 2003 and he’s still going strong today. So get ready to dive into his discography and debate over the best tracks and LPs that the King of the South has blessed us with over the years.

Let’s get it started, shall we?

T.I. albums

T.I. has established himself as one of the greatest and most successful rappers of all time. With nine studio albums and numerous singles, he has achieved the status of hip-hop icon and continues to release music that resonates with fans around the world.

His thoughtful lyrical content, creative musical production, and strong presence in the rap industry has resulted in him becoming one of the most influential rappers to ever exist.

To provide a better understanding of T.I.’s output over his career, this guide will provide insights into his best songs and albums, ranked from best to worst according to critics and fans alike.

An analysis of various aspects such as production value, lyrical content, message, commercial success, impact on the hip-hop culture and more will be provided for each entry in order to better inform readers on who T.I is as an artist.

1 Download No Mercy (Parental Advisory) (2010) from BearShare No Mercy (Parental Advisory)
2 Download 'Soldier' Mixes (2005) from BearShare ‘Soldier’ Mixes
3 Download Trap Muzik (Parental Advisory) (2008) from BearShare Trap Muzik (Parental Advisory)
4 Download Urban Legend (Parental Advisory) (2010) from BearShare  Urban Legend (Parental Advisory)
5 Download T.I. Vs. T.I.P. (Parental Advisory) (2007) from BearShare T.I. Vs. T.I.P. (Parental Advisory)
6 Download Whatever U Like (Vocals Up) (Parental Advisory) (2007) from BearShare Whatever U Like (Vocals Up) (Parental Advisory)
7 Download When The North & South Collide, Part 3 (Parental Advisory) (2007) from BearShare When The North & South Collide, Part 3 (Parental Advisory)
8 Download Yeah Ya Know (Takers) (Single) (Parental Advisory) (2010) from BearShare Yeah Ya Know (Takers) (Single) (Parental Advisory)
9 Download Bring It Back (Feat. T.i.) (Remix) (2010) from BearShare Bring It Back (Feat. T.i.) (Remix)
10 Download Turning Point (2004) from BearShare Turning Point
11 Download Hell Of A Life (Single)(Parental Advisory) (2009) from BearShare  Hell Of A Life (Single)
12 Download Urban Legend (2010) from BearShare Urban Legend
13 Download Hell Of A Life (Single)(Parental Advisory) (2009) from BearShare Hell Of A Life (Single)(Parental Advisory)
14 Download Yeah Ya Know (Takers) (Single) (2010) from BearShare Yeah Ya Know (Takers) (Single)
15 Download Got Your Back (Feat. Keri Hilson) (Single) (2010) from BearShare Got Your Back (Feat. Keri Hilson) (Single)
16 Download I'm Back (Single) (2010) from BearShare I’m Back (Single)
17 Download Got Your Back (Feat. Keri Hilson) (Single) (Parental Advisory) (2010) from BearShare  Got Your Back (Feat. Keri Hilson) (Single) (Parental Advisory)
18 Download My Love (2006) from BearShare My Love
19 Download Trap Muzik (2008) from BearShare Trap Muzik
20 Download What You Know (Parental Advisory) (Single) (2006) from BearShare What You Know (Parental Advisory) (Single)
21 Download King (Parental Advisory) (2008) from BearShare  King (Parental Advisory)
22 Download What You Know (Parental Advisory) (2009) from BearShare  What You Know (Parental Advisory)
23 Download I'm Serious (2001) from BearShare  I’m Serious
24 Download Winner (Single) (2010) from BearShare Winner (Single)
25 Download Bring It Back (Feat. T.i.) (Remix) (2010) from BearShare Bring It Back (Feat. T.i.) (Remix)
26 Download Paper Trail (Parental Advisory) (2008) from BearShare Paper Trail (Parental Advisory)
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28 Download Winner (Single) (2010) from BearShare Winner (Single)
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30 Download What You Know (2009) from BearShare What You Know
31 Download T.I. Vs. T.I.P. (2010) from BearShare T.I. Vs. T.I.P.
32 Download Paper Trail (2008) from BearShare Paper Trail
33 Download I'm Back (Single) (Parental Advisory) (2010) from BearShare I’m Back (Single) (Parental Advisory)
34 Download No Mercy (2010) from BearShare No Mercy
35 Download I'm Serious (Parental Advisory) (2001) from BearShare  I’m Serious (Parental Advisory)
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37 Download Bring Em Out/Easy To Scare (2005) from BearShare  Bring Em Out/Easy To Scare
38 Download King (2009) from BearShare King
39 Download The Leak (Parental Advisory) (2006) from BearShare The Leak (Parental Advisory)

About T.I.

T.I. influence on Pop Culture

Clifford Joseph Harris Jr. (born September 25, 1980 in Bankhead, Atlanta, Georgia), better known by his stage name T.I., and also by his alter ego T.I.P., is a Grammy award winning American rapper, producer, actor, and co-CEO of Grand Hustle Records. In 2001 he released his debut solo album, I’m Serious through Arista Records.

Since then he has released 2003’s Trap Muzik, 2004’s Urban Legend, 2006’s King, 2007’s T.I. vs. T.I.P, 2008’s Paper Trail, and his latest CD No Mercy released December 7, 2010.

In March 2009 he was sentenced to one year and one day in prison and ordered to pay a $100,300 fine for felony weapons charges. When released from prison, he will be subject to an audit of his finances, drug counseling, DNA testing, random searches of his property and will not be able to own firearms.

As of October 2008, T.I. has had nine Top 10 Billboard Hot 100 singles, with 3 of them reaching number 1 (“My Love” by Justin Timberlake on which T.I. was featured, “Whatever You Like,” & “Live Your Life” featuring Rihanna).

T.I. is from Bankhead, Atlanta, Georgia and was raised by his grandparents. He explained once the origin of his nickname Rubber Band Man, saying, “We used to wear rubber bands to signify how much money, how much blow we had.” He was nicknamed “Tip” after his paternal great-grandfather.

Upon signing with Arista Records subsidiary LaFace Records in 2001, he shortened his name to T.I. out of respect for label mate Q-Tip.

The rapper has been in a relationship with former Xscape member Tameka “Tiny” Cottle since 2001. Together, they have two sons: King and Major Harris. He has three other children with ex-girlfriend Lashon Dixon: Domani, Messiah and Deyjah. Overall, T.I. has five children.

T.I. was co-executive producer of B.G.’s upcoming album and making beats for artists like Mariah Carey, Cassidy, Rick Ross, Maino, B.o.B., Yung Joc, Young Dro, and himself. He also executive produced the soundtrack to the film Hustle & Flow and released the collection through his record label.

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Top 10 T.I. Songs

T.I., born Clifford Joseph Harris, Jr., has been a major player in the rap game since his 2001 debut, I’m Serious. His chart-topping singles and albums, like Trap Muzik and Paper Trail earned him a level of fame few rappers can rival. Below we have placed 10 of his best songs and albums in order from best to worst.

Top Tracks:

  1. “What You Know” from King (2006)
  2. “Live Your Life” featuring Rihanna from Paper Trail (2008)
  3. “Dead & Gone” featuring Justin Timberlake from Paper Trail (2008)
  4. “Rubber Band Man” from Trap Muzik (2003)
  5. “Bring Em Out” from Urban Legend (2004)
  6. “No Mercy” featuring The-Dream from No Mercy (2010)
  7. “Live In The Sky” feat Jamie Foxx and Kanye West from King (2006)
  8. “Whatever You Like”from Paper trail (2008)
  9. “Motivation” feat Lil Wayne, Kanye West and Marsha Ambrosius No Mercy(2010)
  10. “Big Things Poppin’ (Do It)” from T.I vs TIP(2007).

His song “Motivation” was a great hit and it was one of the songs that made him pop up on the hip-hop scene. T.I. and Lil’ Wayne, who has many popular albums, made another collaboration in 2013 called “Wit Me” and as always it was a great hit!

Clifford Joseph Harris, Jr. - T.I.

Top 5 T.I. Albums

Fans of T.I. (born Clifford Joseph Harris Jr.) have been blessed with a wide range of chart-dominating albums ranging from the early days of the rapper’s career in the early 2000s to his more recent offerings.

From his break-out classic studio debut, I’m Serious, to his Grammy award-winning album King, T.I. has shown himself as a masterful storyteller and lyricist whose musical growth has continually captivated fans throughout each chapter of his career.

King (2006):

Boasting one of the most well-rounded hip hop albums ever curated, this modern classic is widely considered one of T.I.’s best works to date and kicks off our list at number one on the top 5 T.I. Albums by ranking performed by music critics and fans alike over time.

Urban Legend (2004):

A multi-platinum certified release from 2004 which helped establish Tip’s name in the rap world as an artist with an ability to create hard hitting street records following previous features on Trick Daddy’s ”Sugar” and Scarface’s ”Guess Who’s Back” singles earlier in that year help launch him into stardom shortly after its release into stores nationwide.

Trap Muzik (2003):

This critically acclaimed album showcases Tip going more in depth detail with some introspective storytelling while also displaying noteworthy production values throughout its entirety despite being recorded under a strict budget restriction from Atlanta music label Arista Records during its creation process leading up to it being sent out for public consumption shortly after being completed.

Paper Trail (2008):

This project was well received for its creative sample use of classic hits like Coldplay’s ”Clocks”, Iggy Pop’s “In The Deathroom” and Just Jack’s “Starz In Their Eyes”. It was certified platinum in both the US and Canada, becoming TI’s highest charting album at any given point during his career up until that point through Billboard 200 rankings.

I'm Serious (2001):

Although overshadowed by subsequent releases such as Trap Muzik & Urban Legend later on down the line, this debut offering is often noted as somewhat understated yet worthy addition to Ti’s catalog despite those lackings In regards to promotional spending due to behind closed doors budget restrictions before XXL magazine got involved towards store placement prior to its nationwide press coverage during summer 2001/early 2002 upon initial releases occurring while promoting it across radio stations nationwide alongside previously released street bangers throw out earlier mixtapes linked back towards track origins prior distribution dates across industry platforms pre-marketing pushes making global appeal wider dominating all media formats around these areas stated above.

His Influence on Hip-Hop

T.I. is often referred to as one of the greatest rappers of all-time and it’s easy to see why. His unparalleled lyrical talent, comical wordplay, and unique brand of swagger have made him a true legend among Hip-Hop fans.

Since the early 2000s, T.I. has been consistently pushing boundaries and redefining what it means to be a great emcee in the rap game. With his iconic collaborations with top names in hip-hop such as Jay Z and Pharrell Williams, T.I.’s creative range knows no bounds when it comes to creating some of the most recognizable trap anthems over the past two decades.

From his brilliant soulful vocals on songs like “What You Know” and “Whatever You Like,” T.I.’s influence on Hip-Hop can likewise be heard in other artist’s music such as Drake and Kanye West’s use of highly influential samples from modern classics like “Rubber Band Man” or “Live Your Life.”

Truly unmatched among his peers, T.I.’s ability to spread awareness through passionate storytelling makes him a true pioneer of trap music and hip hop culture alike—as listeners across generations join together in celebration of his timeless legacy within the world of music today!

Impact on Pop Culture

T.I. biography

The impact T.I. has had on pop culture cannot be overstated. From his appearance in the smash movie ATL and collaborative record with Jay-Z, “Swagga like Us,” to his hit single “Whatever You Like,” T.I. is in the conversation for greatest southern rappers of all time. His influence has transcended hip-hop, from working with CeeLo Green and Rihanna to appearing on Dateline NBC and running Pimp Squad Click (PSC).

T.I.’s career spans across five decades with over a dozen albums released over that time, spawning many Billboard number one songs such as “Live your Life,” “What You Know About That” and “No Matter What.” He even released a track titled “Presidential MC” during Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign which was widely seen as an endorsement of the then presidential candidate before the election victory – an unprecedented move by a major hip-hop artist during an election season.

A true Atlanta star whose music is inspired by legends like OutKast and Goodie Mobb, T.I.’s reach goes beyond just what he received awards or chart success for; he has changed culture itself through his words, artistry, crossover hits and towering presence both on stage and off it that enhances everything he touches within the world of music entertainment today.

His Impact on the Music Industry

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As one of the most influential and successful rappers in hip-hop history, T.I.’s career has spanned multiple eras and influenced many of the current rap trends we hear today. His music is rooted in southern hip-hop, but it often goes beyond regional boundaries to reach broader audiences. Although he was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, his music speaks to more than just an ATL audience as he often experiments with beats, samples, and lyrics from all sorts of genres and places.

T.I.’s career began in 2001 when he released his debut album I’m Serious. Since then he has gone on to release 9 studio albums that have sold nearly 17 million copies worldwide alongside his mixtapes and other projects since 2002.

He has also won three Grammy Awards including Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for “Live Your Life” featuring Rihanna (2008) as well as Best Rap Album for Paper Trail (2009).

Additionally, T.I.’s influence can also be seen with endorsements from companies such as Reebok as well as other musical contributions such as executive producing The Grand Hustle Records along with VH1’s ‘The Family Hustle.’

His legacy reaches beyond the limits of mainstream radio; T.I.’s catalog includes a vast array of songs that range from traditional trap bangers to socially conscious tearjerkers along with reflective odes highlighting the struggles of everyday life – themes many fans can relate to due to their personal experiences or through seeing it first hand while growing up within communities similar to T.I.’s native ATL streets in Bankhead/West End – making him a truly unique representative of both hip-hop culture and southern rap alike while setting standards for excellence by remaining consistent throughout various trends within each scene over the years spanning his 18+ year career.

T.I.’s Legacy

It’s hard to argue with T.I.’s place in the pantheon of hip-hop culture. Debuting with his first album I’m Serious, T.I. paved the way for rap dominance in Atlanta and made a name for himself not just as one of the city’s greats, but as one of hip-hop’s most beloved figures and all-around superstars.

It was his second album Trap Muzik that really cemented T.I.’s place in rap stars, and he spent the rest of the 2000s dominating not only Atlanta’s scene but squeezing into mainstream consciousness like few other Southern rappers before him—or since has been able to do.

He also earned more than his fair share of accolades and awards in that time period due to his brilliance at crafting hits both hard-hitting and tenderhearted; albums like Urban Legend have become essential staples in both fan collections and popular music alike.

Ultimately, Let’s Get Away’s success combined with Trap Muzik made him a hip hop icon beyond Atlanta’s cityscape, so it only makes sense to take a look back and rank some of T.I.’s greatest songs & albums—from his debut all the way to 2018’s Dime Trap—from best to worst.

By doing so we can celebrate this inventive, genre-pushing rapper who changed the landscape for an up-and-coming generation carrying trap music on its back.


There’s no denying the talent and lyrical genius of T.I., who has possibly been one of the most respected and influential hip-hop artists for over two decades. With a discography spanning classic albums like “Trouble Man: Heavy is The Head” to fan-favorites like “Dime Trap,” T.I.’s lasting impact continues to influence fans and rappers alike.

At the end of the day, it’s up to the individual to decide what they think are T.I.’s best works, but there is no doubt that he will remain an icon in hip hop and continue inspiring a new generation of hop hop fans with his music for years to come.