T.I. Leaves Prison Life Behind in 'I'm Back' Video


T.I. marked his prison release in March with the new song "I'm Back," in which he proclaims his newfound maturity with inspirational lines like, "Think the power's in the gun, but overall it's in your heart." In the just-released music video fro the track, the Atlanta rapper pulls up to a run-down garage with his face obscured by a hooded sweatshirt and the shadows. At the strike of a match, he reveals his face, salutes his fans and snarls, "Recognize, I'm back."

Video: T.I., "I'm Back"

With the utmost seriousness, Tip yanks a tarp off a Porsche and retrieves his jacket and jewelry. He spends the rest of his day laying vocals in the studio, playing billiards, driving around in his Porsche and getting reacquainted with life as a star. The video's main visual theme is fire, which culminates in T.I. burning down his garage and strolling back to his Ferrari in slow motion.

Overall, it's an eventful first day back at work for a rapper reclaiming his place in the spotlight.

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