T.I. f/ Iggy Azalea “No Mediocre”
This one has summer hit written all over it. And ironically, it’s titled “No Mediocre”.
T.I.’s first official single off the upcoming album, Paperwork, finds him teaming up with his Grand Hustle breakout artist Iggy Azalea and super-hit producer DJ Mustard to provide all the ingredients for a single that both the fellas and ladies will ride to with the sun out.
I appreciate DJ Mustard finally switching up his sound just enough that I can’t fully box in with his other hit productions. There’s a Caribbean poppy feel to this track that boasts a catchy key melody (hey, it’s not a 180 flip). T.I. rhymes both verses and hook with Iggy balancing out the sound with a catchy feature verse of her own. T.I. fortunately keeps this one a record that the fellas can enjoy, speaking from an aesthetically focused perspective and keeping the raps on the line between dirty, yet still clean enough for a radio hit. With Iggy & DJ Mustard’s hit popularity as high as ever, and T.I.’s longtime rep in the game, I’d be surprised if “No Mediocre” doesn’t hit #1. A solid and strong start to Paperwork from Tip.
Look out for the new music video to come as well, as recently filmed in Rio.