T.I. feat. Skylar Grey – “New National Anthem”


The first sentence T.I. says on his new single, “New National Anthem,” is a casual admission that “radio probably ain’t gonna play this [record].” However, everything about this record is designed for the radio. First, I suspect this was a Skyler Grey hook that’s been sitting around waiting for someone (Eminem) to record some raps in between. Not a martial tone, the production feels like a marching band. Now I can’t wait for T.I. and The Roots perform this song on The Tonight Show.

I have always preferred rap as protest at its angriest. While T.I. has the authority and ability to speak on heavy topics, the track just isn’t angry enough. I want to dance to this. But I’m so angry.


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