By Quibian Salazar-Moreno

      Even though Phife’s lyric, “I never let a statue tell me how nice I am,” still rings true, that doesn’t mean some rappers wouldn’t mind walking away with a Grammy. In the case with T.I., who was nominated for “Best Rap Album of the Year” at this year’s Grammys, he actually thinks he deserved the statue over Ludacris, who won for his album “Release Therapy.”

      "I had the album of the year whether I won a Grammy for it or not,” T.I. told StarPulse.com. “I think numbers show that. I think that if you go out to anybody on the streets and ask them, they’ll tell you. I think that it’s a no-brainer. You ask him (Ludacris), he’ll probably tell you the same thing. Come on, man, who in hip-hop doesn’t know that? If you a supporter of hip-hop, who doesn’t know that ‘King’ is the only platinum album that dropped last year… that was platinum by the time the new-year’s bell rung? At 12:01, January 1, 2007, who had the hottest album of the year? I think it’s unanimous."

      In the meantime, look for T.I.’s new album, “T.I. vs. Tip,” to drop this summer and then to hit the road alongside Ciara for the Scream Tour. Over-saturation anyone?

  • http://www.ihiphop.com/AidenKobe BuckAllYall

    yo shut the fuck up little ti…stop hating b/c Luda won the grammy and he didnt…ti should be lucky to he got a nomination…the king album was very “street” and we all the the Grammys dont get down like that…TI stay of the TIP of LUDA DICK….1

  • http://www.ihiphop.com/Bragonti_45 Carlito Bragonti33

    The funny thing about this is T.I. cant be that scary. This skinny ass dude grew up in Riverdale. Now he’s hard. For those of you that dont know what Riverdale is….The suburbs people. Then he be rappin about Bankhead like he really from there. Thats great. T.I.says he is a hard rapper,and you clowns believe him

  • http://www.ihiphop.com/Palho $o4aiL

    I like Luda alright but TI is a lot nicer. The King album was much better than release therapy….but what can you expect? The Grammy’s ain’t street so the Grammy’s ain’t real hip hop.

  • http://www.ihiphop.com/getmoney303 yaboymoney

    ti is weak luda way better then ti. lil flip is better then ti

  • http://www.ihiphop.com/getmoney303 yaboymoney

    50 CENT NEW ALBUM IN STORES 9-4-2007 go get it. The album is called (CURTIS)

  • http://www.ihiphop.com/chanelSAVES S0LE4REAL

    i have both albums & BOTH were decent — actually both were pretty good but the grammy’s is more about “HITS” and t.i.’s didnt make hits — he made street music. ludacris made hits. thats why he won because ludacris made music that appeals to ALL people.

    too bad i`m a t.i. fan =)

  • http://www.ihiphop.com/hilltop_shorty A_time_4_everything

    I think that young man Luda is doing his thang(not thing). It’s always like that though, as soon as you get to the top they wanna start hating. I’m listening to Luda right now and let’s face it, he’s HOT. I still remember his songs from when he first came out! I’m not saying T.I. isn’t good, it’s just not his time. Get in line like Luda had to, it’s called paying your dues.

  • http://www.ihiphop.com/spanish truth007

    first off i like both there muzic..but luda been in da game alot longer he deserved ta win…t.i. b e.z homeboy you’ll get yours soon enough u know da game all politics and bullshit.

  • http://www.ihiphop.com/paystyle nothings free

    First off, what are these comments based on? Luda got way more skills on the Mic than TI; Dude is not nice and that fake ass dou-personality stunt he trying (Ti vs Tip) is played. TI ain’t street, he just plain weak….

  • http://www.ihiphop.com/SlickPulla09 CBSwagger

    Carltio shut yo dumbass up he wasnt raised in Riverdale dumbass

  • http://www.ihiphop.com/steel12345 steel1234

    TI the greatest rapper faggs below

  • http://www.ihiphop.com/chanelSAVES S0LE4REAL

    i have both albums & BOTH were decent — actually both were pretty good but the grammy's is more about “HITS” and t.i.'s didnt make hits — he made street music. ludacris made hits. thats why he won because ludacris made music that appeals to ALL people.

    too bad i`m a t.i. fan =)