Though it might have been a while since you’ve grooved to a dirty-south-style jam by T.I., the wait for shimmying, shaking, or Whatever You Like is officially over: The Atlanta-born-and-based emcee is heading north of the border to party it up in Halifax on January 31. Hitting the Exhibition Park Stage, fans are about $50 away from screaming "stacks on deck!" all night long.
Best known as one of the rappers who popularized trap music (and Iggy Azalea, acting as the Aussie’s mentor a few years ago), the artist’s efforts of late have moved beyond simple club bangerz: Sparked by a wish to support #BlackLivesMatter, T.I. (who now prefers TIP, thankyouverymuch) is hitting Hali to support his new, racially-minded EP titled Us or Else.
The new EP, available for streaming on TIDAL (which TIP is reported to be a partial owner of), tackles deaths of the likes of Alton Sterling, saying it all with the first single’s title: We Will Not.
While we’re sure (or at least surely hoping!) the new TI-with-a-P hasn’t lost his party-beat sensibility that made jams like Live Your Life (feat. Rhianna) so fun, we’re always ready to party with an emcee with a message. Grab your tickets here, and in the meantime, check out We Will Not's Video: