No Mercy, T.I.
The beleaguered hip-hop star releases an album in between prison sentences
No Mercy was supposed to be T.I.’s first album after getting out of prison—until he was recently hauled back for violating probation. The self-proclaimed “King of the South” addresses his troubles on tracks like “Welcome to the World” and “Castle Walls.” He remains unrepentant, though: On “Get Back Up,” he arrogantly apologizes for being human rather than for his crimes. That crown must be getting heavy. B