T.I.’s First Post-Prison Single Is Here

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LAS VEGAS - AUGUST 17:  Rapper and actor Tip "T.I." Harris arrives at the after party for a screening of the movie "Takers" at Lagasse's Stadium at The Palazzo August 17, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The film opens nationwide in the United States on August 27.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Tip Harris
LAS VEGAS - AUGUST 17: Rapper and actor Tip "T.I." Harris arrives at the after party for a screening of the movie "Takers" at Lagasse's Stadium at The Palazzo August 17, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The film opens nationwide in the United States on August 27. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Tip Harris Photo: Ethan Miller/2010 Getty Images

Early yesterday morning, T.I. was released from the Atlanta halfway house where he’d been incarcerated since the Luxury Bus Incident of August 2011. To recap: T.I. got out of jail and promptly hopped onto a party bus (while also maybe filming a reality show?), in violation of his parole. A mere 36 hours into his official freedom, he’s already dropped a single — the mega-Southern “I’m Flexin,” featuring and produced by Mississippi rapper Big K.R.I.T. (XXL notes that T.I. was allowed to record in the halfway house, so that’s how that happened so fast.) Given the rapid post-release turnaround, you might expect “I’m Flexin” to contain some lessons from the inside, maybe some reflections on the legal system, or at least some details on the party bus. What does T.I. have to say? In a line: “Prison ain’t changed shit, homeboy.” Okay, then! Welcome back, T.I.; stay away from the oversize, liquor-serving vehicles for a while.