In Hip Hop History Today “T.I. released Urban Legend” November 30. 2004
Urban Legend is the third studio album by rapper T.I. released on November 30, 2004, through Grand Hustle Records and Atlantic Records. The album debuted at number seven on the Billboard 200, selling 193,000 copies in its first week of release, it charted at number one on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and at number one on the Top Rap Albums chart. The album’s official lead single, “Bring Em Out”, was released on October 19, 2004 and became his first top ten hit, peaking at number nine on the US Billboard Hot 100, while the second single “U Don’t Know Me” peaked at number twenty-three on the Billboard Hot 100. His third single “ASAP” reached number 75 on the U.S. charts, number 18 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts and number 14 on the Hot Rap Tracks. T.I. created a video for “ASAP”/”Motivation”. However, “Motivation” only made it to number 62 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. The album features production provided by longtime collaborating producers DJ Toomp, Jazze Pha, Lil Jon, The Neptunes, Nick “Fury” Loftin, David Banner and Sanchez Holmes. New Producers contributing to the album include Daz Dillinger, Kevin “Khao” Cates, KLC, Mannie Fresh, Scott Storch and Swizz Beatz. Featured guests on the album include Trick Daddy, Nelly, Lil Jon, B.G., Mannie Fresh, Daz Dillinger, Lil Wayne, Pharrell Williams, P$C, Jazze Pha and Lil’ Kim. Upon its release, Urban Legend received generally favorable reviews from most music critics, where most music critics saw it as another major improvement. The Recording Industry Association of America has certified the album platinum. Listen to Urban Legend above.