After releasing his first single "No Matter What" through the Internet, T.I. 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.
The rapper also gave a hint about the next songs for his upcoming new album "Paper Trail", which will be released on August 12, claiming that it will be no different from "No Matter What" adding that the lyrics will be introspective and personal. "There will definitely be more records like that. I guess you could say there are definitely more songs that are just as introspective, just as personal, just as well-written," said T.I.
Moreover, in the interview T.I. also denied previous speculation saying he was dissing fellow rapper Shawty Lo, after writing "Shawty" on his new song's lyric. "Just because I say 'shawty' - anybody who holds a conversation with me knows that 'shawty' is just in my vocabulary. I wasn't speaking to him throughout the record. I was speaking on people who took shots at me when I was down," said T.I.