T.I. is preparing to release his sixth album, Paper Trail, on September 30th. Just recently, Atlantic Records released the cover artwork to MTV. I was caught off guard because the cover is not just a photo of T.I. chillin’ in the hood with his hoodie on or even one of many clichÃ©s that could’ve been captured for it. The cover is a painting which seemingly displays hundreds of shredded pieces of paper that form around each other to portray a portrait of T.I.’s face. And if you didn’t know, T.I. has always been able to make songs without writing them down on an actual piece of paper and with this new album, he wanted to go back to the original way of songwriting and actually write and put his words on paper.
August 4, 2008