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This song was released by T.I. two months after he started a 366-day jail sentence for felony weapons charges. The Atlanta rapper recorded this goodbye-for-now anthem with the express purpose of letting his fans know that the King may be gone, but he'll be back to reclaim his hip hop crown.
The American R&B and hip-hop artist Mary J. Blige sings the song's hook.
The song was originally titled "Don't Forget."
This was originally intended to be the lead single for the re-released version of Paper Trail. However the release plans for the new version of the album were shelved and this song was instead released digitally.
The video was also filmed before T.I. began his prison term. Jesse Terrero (G-Unit, Don Omar and Daddy Yankee) directed the clip.
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Dave Pirner of Soul Asylum
Dave explains how the video appropriated the meaning of "Runaway Train," and what he thought of getting parodied by Weird Al.