When T.I. said he was bringing back the old T.I., most hip hop heads took it in the same way as when rapper’s say they are going to retire, with a grain of salt. Well it seems like T.I. is channeling some of his earlier material, particularly Urban Legend, in his new video “Flexen”.
The video which would have been a standard 2000 south video, almost seems fresh again, as a very toned down T.I. walks around his stomping ground in Bankhead, Atlanta (the area T.I. grew up on in). What’s also very retro about this video is the amount of cameos from fellow Alanta natives such as Big K.R.I.T. (who provides the chorus), B.o.B., Future, Jazzy Pha, Young Dro and a whole bunch more. Nowadays, rappers do their best to avoid being in another rapper’s videos, even if they are featured in the song (See what Drake did to Future).
Watch: T.I. “Flexin” featuring Big K.R.I.T. video
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