After getting a short snippet earlier this month, T.I. and Christina Aguilera's joint track "Castle Walls" has finally arrived in full. Produced by Alex da Kid, the same man behind Eminem's hit single "Love the Way You Lie", the track opens with Christina crooning her lines through the slow jam.
She sings in a lonesome tone, "Everyone thinks that I have it all/ But it's so empty living behind these castle walls/ If I should tumble, if I should fall, would anyone hear me screaming behind these castle walls?/ There's no one here at all, behind these castle walls."
T.I. then takes over, "Observing the estate through the gate thought the outside looking in/ Bet you would think I got it made, better look again/ Got a butler, got a maid and a mansion/ The belief is that I'm living out a millonaire's fantasy."
Almost at the same time, T.I. has also debuted a music video to promote his song "I Can't Help It" and keep himself visible while he is away to serve his jail time. This rapper keeps it simple in this clip, rapping to the camera with his featured guest Rocko.
Both "Castle Walls" and "I Can't Help It" are listed in T.I.'s next studio installment "No Mercy" which is due December 7 in the U.S. Although "Can't Help It" has got a music video treatment, it is "Castle Walls" which is considered to be the second single. Alex told MTV, "It's going to be T.I.'s next single. I love it. I think it's amazing. It's my sound, just kind of an evolution of that. I think it'll cater to a lot of different people."
T.I.'s "I Can't Help It" music video