After releasing his first single "No Matter What" through the Internet, now reveals more details about it. To MTV, the rapper said that he recorded the song in January and admitted that at the time his heart was still full of hatred. "I would say I recorded it probably around the holidays or January, something like that. When the hate was real fresh and I was counted out by most," he said.
Explaining more about the process of the song writing, T.I. said that the whole lyrics came from the heart. "I see things, hear things, observe things. When I sat down to write it, all those things, the things that seemed most important, just came out. I didn't intentionally write about one thing or another; I just wrote from the heart the things that stuck with me throughout the ordeal, what I had seen on the news. It just came out at the time," T.I. said.