T.I. - "No Mercy" f/ The-Dream


Recently jailed Atlanta rapper T.I. released the title track from his upcoming record No Mercy yesterday – and it’s a great, radio- and MTV-friendly rap single. PMA favorite The-Dream splits production credits with Tricky (whose recent record Mixed Race is pretty rad as well) and lays down some of his signature croons beneath T.I.’s smooth, familiar flow. “No mercy for me,” he sings between T.I.’s verses. “Nightmares have become my dreams.” Over a beat that recalls hard rock music, the duo expostulate on reality, religion, and destiny – given T.I.’s recent legal woes, it’s remarkably topical. No Mercy drops December 7.