Although 2004’s Urban Legend had breakout hits like “U Don’t Know Me” and “Bring Em Out,” and 2008’s Paper Trail made him a superstar thanks to crossover hits like “Whatever You Like” and “Live Your Life,” King is T.I.’s most important album. The 2006 LP represented a giant step for the Atlanta MC as a wordsmith and musical champion, with Tip making good on the promise of his early singles and presenting a cohesive vision of hip-hop that injected his linguistic acrobatics with furious intensity. The King of the title shortens T.I.’s long-held King of the South title, but after this album, no modifiers to those four letters were needed.
On the 10-year anniversary of King’s March 28, 2006 release, check out the 10 moments from T.I.’s landmark album that still make us feel invincible. Plus, tune in to Fuse at 3 p.m. today for a special collection of T.I. music videos to help celebrate the occasion. Find Fuse in your area using our channel finder.