T.I. Unleashes ‘NO MERCY’

Grand Hustle/Atlantic recording artist T.I. has announced the release of his hugely anticipated new album, “NO MERCY.” The Grammy Award-winning rapper’s first new collection since 2008’s 2x-RIAA platinum certified “PAPER TRAIL” arrives in stores and at all online retailers on December 7th. “NO MERCY,” T.I.’s seventh studio album, sees guest appearances from Kanye West, Eminem, Chris Brown, The-Dream, and Christina Aguilera with production from top producers including, Dr. Luke (“Magic,” “Right Round”), Danja (“My Love,” “Knock You Down”) and Jim Jonsin (“Whatever You Like,” “Lollipop”.) What’s more, “NO MERCY” is already being ushered by the new single, “Get Back Up (feat. Chris Brown).” The companion video, shot last month in Atlanta, world premiered yesterday on BET’s 106th & Park, with a sneak peek during MTV’s The Seven, as well as T.I.’s official website, www.trapmuzik.com.

T.I. spent the past summer gracing the covers of numerous major national publications, including cover stories in XXL, Complex, Respect, YRB, Jet and Upscale, where the rapper was featured on two separate covers. The Atlanta-native also received his fair share of camera time with appearances on Today Show, Larry King Live, The Mo’Nique Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Wendy Williams Show and E!’s Chelsea Lately.

Long an active online presence, T.I. recently re-launched his massively popular www.trapmuzik.com website on the Cisco Eos platform. The rapper’s new official site includes a wide range of exclusive content as well as community forums where fans can discuss T.I. and upload their own unique videos and photos. T.I. has also established himself as a prominent figure online as well, with over 6 million Facebook friends — located at www.facebook.com/TI.

In addition to his own music, T.I. was featured on several summer smash singles — Diddy-Dirty Money’s “Hello, Good Morning (Feat. T.I.),” Jamie Foxx’s “Winner (Feat. Justin Timberlake & T.I.)” and Rebel Rock Entertainment/Grand Hustle/Atlantic recording artist B.o.B’s “Bet I (Feat. T.I. & Playboy Tre).” The latter track — surely one of the highlights of B.o.B’s #1 blockbuster debut album, “B.o.B PRESENTS: THE ADVENTURES OF BOBBY RAY” — catapulted onto Billboard’s “Hot 100,” as well as the “R&B/Hip-Hop Songs” and “Digital Songs” charts.

As if all this weren’t enough, T.I. took to the big screen this summer in Screen Gems/Grand Hustle Films’ Takers, which debuted at number one at the box office. The high-octane action thriller — the first to be produced under the Grand Hustle Films banner — saw the multi-talented performer joining a star-studded ensemble cast that includes Matt Dillon, Paul Walker, Idris Elba, Hayden Christensen, Michael Ealy, Chris Brown, and Zoe Saldana.

Added to these endeavors is his hugely popular clothing line Akoo, featured in stores everywhere as well as online at www.akooclothingbrand.com.

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