by Tracy Weissenberg / @basketballista

T.I. delivers lines with a fluidity that envelops the viewer in the moment, and makes the audience part of his story. Whether in music or basketball, the best in the game have a way of making it look easy.

The Atlanta native recently performed at halftime of an Atlanta Hawks game after the release of his new album, Trouble Man: Heavy is the Head. Always a natural, whether on stage or getting interviewed, the multi-talented entertainer spoke with SLAMonline and offered insight into his new music.