T.I. ft. Kendrick Lamar, B.o.B & Kris Stephens - Memories Back Then

Posted 3 years ago

When a top-tier artist drops an album as dope as Trouble Man: Heavy Is the Head, you can be sure that there are a few quality cuts that, for whatever reason, didn’t make it onto the final tracklist. In the case of Memories Back Then, the reason for its exclusion can be summed up in two dreaded words: sample clearance. Originally titled Somebody That I Used to Know and inspired by Gotye’s smash hit of the same name, the record received heavy pre-album buzz before falling by the wayside. Though Kris Stephens has replaced the Belgian pop singer on the chorus, the lack of a big sample doesn’t diminish the impact of Tip, B.o.B and Kendrick Lamar‘s verses, which find each of the collaborators sharing recollections of a woman from his past. This joint, as mentioned above, isn’t featured on the set, but fans can find plenty more bangers where it came from on Tip’s eighth full-length, out now via Grand Hustle/Atlantic.

Update: Click “Watch Video” above or scroll down to view T.I.‘s Phillyflyboy-directed Memories Back Then visual.

T.I. Kendrick Lamar B.o.B HitmakerMusic Videos

Written by
Posted 3 years ago
Get The PLUG app by DJBooth and get the best hip-hop writing and news delivered daily.

More from T.I.

Featured Video

Hip Hop News

D.R.A.M. “Big Baby D.R.A.M.” 1 Listen Album Review

D.R.A.M.'s debut album isn't flawless but it's full of fun, love and joy. Read More
Posted 2 days ago by Yoh

“Rick Grimes is Dead,” According to Murs’ Latest Video

The veteran emcee capitalizes off of the most popular TV show in the country with a zombie-filled quickstrike release. Read More
Posted 2 days ago by Brent Bradley

Joe Budden’s “Rage & The Machine” is a Reminder He’s a Great Emcee

On his latest album, Budden displays the lyrical and conceptual skills that made fans love him in the first place. Read More
Posted 2 days ago by Brent Bradley

Nas’ Album Isn’t Done Yet, But You Should Be Excited About It

Jay Z’s long-time A&R and the guy who signed Kanye is working on Nas’ new album—and that’s good news for everyone. Read More
Posted 2 days ago by Andy James

Chance The Rapper Releases “How Great” Video, But It’s Not That Great

The video serves as a reminder that no artist is perfect, and everyone has the occasional misfire. Read More
Posted 2 days ago by Brent Bradley

Get to Know TDE’s Lance Skiiiwalker & The True Meaning Behind “Introverted Intuition”

Lance Skiiiwalker is no longer TDE's John Doe, but an artist with a bold creative vision. Read More
Posted 2 days ago by Yoh
Sample Text - Sample Link




Discover the best new songs, videos, and albums added to the Booth.