After previewing it last week, T.I. has debuted his collaboration with deceased rapper Doe B entitield "Why" in full. Co-produced by Soopa L and Bao Pham a.k.a. CLASSIC, the track features Doe B talking about life.
"I don't know know why these n***as hating on me/ I don't know why I'm still stuck in these streets/ I don't know why I can't get no sleep/ I don't know why the pain runs so deep," he desperately raps.
T.I. then comes to deliver his own verses, saluting his protege and label mate. "It ain't over though, Doe. I got you partner. You worked too motherf**kin' hard. We ain't gon' let that s**t go to waste," he says.
"Why" is the first single off Doe B's forthcoming posthumous album, which will be released via CBM and Hustle Gang.
Doe B, 22, was shot and killed at a local Montgomery nightclub on December 28. During his funeral earlier this month, T.I. delivered a touching speech and vowed to carry on the late rapper's legacy.
"I want everybody to know that one thing I will never do, I will never let this young man's hard work go to waste," he said at that time. "I will never let his life be lived in vain. All of my resources, all of my relationships, all of my efforts, all of my energy will be put forth to make sure his dream lives on."