“Big Things Poppin’ (Do It)” – T.I.
“I just happened to be passing through Atlanta. He told me to come through the studio. He said he wanted a beat for the album. Originally, when I was doing ‘Big Things Poppin’, it wasn’t supposed to be a single. It was designed to be an album filler. He said that the more he played the song for people the more he realized that it had to be the first single. I honestly would’ve done a lot more breaks and added some stuff to the beat if I had known it was going to be the lead single. It still ended up being a jamming ass song though. I think what had won people over is that the song had live instrumentation and it had 808s. I think people appreciated that it was something different. Tip is creative and likes to do different things. We have great chemistry.”