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Review: T.I., Pharrell Do Their "Paperwork" on Jazzy New Single [LISTEN]

by Carolyn Menyes   Oct 7, 2014 16:11 PM EDT

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T.I.'s new album Paperwork: The Motion Picture is just two weeks away and in anticipation of the new release, today (Oct. 7), the "No Mediocre" rapper teamed up once again with Pharrell Williams to release his new single and the title track, "Paperwork."

"Paperwork" takes the energy down a few notches fro the previous Paperwork: The Motion Pictures single, with Pharrell heavily featured on the soulful, throwback chorus.

"Don't do no business till you check his paperwork / And if all else fail, I just hope that there's paperwork," Pharrell sings with the help of a doo-wop chorus in the hook, and it's hard not to get the melody stuck in your head.

Backed by some jazzy strings and plenty of taps on the high hat for the drums, "Paperwork" keeps things laidback throughout T.I.'s raps. As he smoothly maneuvers his way through the verses, T.I. goes back through his life leading up to the moments where he became a big name rapper.

And look where he is now... collaborating with one of the hottest producers in the game (not like that should be any sort of surprise).

Listen to T.I. and Pharrell's "Paperwork" below:

"Paperwork" is the title track and fourth single from T.I.'s upcoming album Paperwork: The Motion Picture. The album was previously led by the singles "About the Money," "No Mediocre" and "New National Anthem."

Paperwork will be released on Oct. 21.

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