T.I., Trouble Man: Heavy Is The Head
* * * out of four
T.I. has had his share of drama over the past few years. This Marvin Gaye-inspired album serves notice that it won't hold him back. Akon, Andre 3000 and R.Kelly help him make the case that he is still a hip-hop king.
Download:Wildside, Sorry, Can U Learn
Chief Keef, Finally Rich
* * 1/2 out of four
In a year, the Chicago rapper, 17, has gone from posting YouTube videos while under house arrest on a weapons charge to making his major label debut. He's stirred controversy with his gun-clapping themes, but hits home with his target audience.
Download:Hate Being Sober, Love Sosa, I Don't Like