Slideshow: Onstage, T.I. Brings Out the Big Guns (By Which We Mean Rappers)


"I'm officially the realest," T.I declared from the stage at Highline Ballroom last night — but the beads of sweat he mopped from his brow and flung into an adoring front row were purely imaginary. The man does not perspire! Impressive, considering that onstage, T.I. is a bit of a spaz. Celebrating the release of his excellent new disc, Paper Trail, the King romped through his hit parade, pairing his stanzas with an endless daisy chain of hyperkinetic gesticulations. And of course, no rap show would be complete without a parade of guests — and T.I. brought out some biggies: Lupe Fiasco, Swizz Beatz, and — Hov! — Jay-Z. See 'em all in our slideshow.