Tip had quite the impressive debut this week on the Billboard charts, coming in at number 4 with almost 160k units. That’s a big number in itself, but especially big because he wasn’t around to promote it. He took to his site to thank fans a la Weezy style. Hit the jump to see the letter.
What up world? First off Iâ€™d like to thank everybody again for going out and supporting the â€œHustleâ€ yet again with â€œNo Mercyâ€ last week. I canâ€™t say enough on how much I appreciate the support and all the positive feedback. I read so many tweets, letters, reviews and comments that spoke volumes to how much love was still out there and how much respect still exists for my art and my passion. I put so much of myself into what I do. I even read over the negative comments cuzâ€™ thatâ€™s the kind of energy I feed off of to adjust, evolve and improve my craft until it manifests into the closest thing to perfection on the next go-round. I love hearing your opinions on what songs you like most for the next singles. We are taking all of them into consideration as we decide right now on which direction to head in. I know this seems like an unfortunate set of circumstances to endure for a career with so much potential but remember adversity builds character and character takes you places money canâ€™t. I know whatâ€™s in store for me in the future so I ainâ€™t trippinâ€™ and neither should you. For now all my love and best wishes to you and yours for the holidays. Yâ€™all hold it down out there and Iâ€™ll do the same in here. And continue to spread the word about â€œNo Mercyâ€ & Team T.I..
Take it light and Be Eazy,
Love â€“ King.