Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer
One year before the “Forever” track, there was another major posse cut that featured the bosses of rap on one track. At the time, T.I. was preparing to take his seat among the other bosses at the top of the game. Having recently received a beat from Kanye West, T.I. sought out to leave his mark on the game. Soon after receiving the beat, T.I. reached out to his friends in the game.
Doing it LL Cool J style, T.I. invited Kanye West, Lil Wayne, and Jay-Z to join him on the track, which ended up becoming a major hit. Featured off his Paper Trail album, it was one of many songs from the album to land in the top ten. Not only was more expected from the single, as far as performances, but a music video was promised.
T.I. had told fans a video would likely come before the end of 2008, but when 2009 came and went and T.I. went behind bars, nothing more was said. Now in full swing promoting his latest album, King Uncaged, T.I. decided to break his silence on the “Swagga Like Us” video. While it is great to unite the top rappers in the game on a track, it is hard to have them all together.
Recently, the Atlanta rapper admitted a theme for the video had been chosen. However, when it came time to do a video, the schedules of Jay-Z, Kanye West, and Lil Wayne would not agree long enough for a proper video to be filmed. However, multiple fan videos were made for the single featuring clips from their previous videos.