Today's Throwback Thursday video is the one and only T.I. (or "Tip" as he would have been called if there wasn't already a rapper with the name Q-Tip).

Now a very successful, multi-platinum Hip-Hop artist and actor, the first time I heard of him was with his breakout single, Rubber Band Man off his Trap Muzik album. Just the realism of the street tales and his excellent choice of beat makers made it one of the best albums of 2003. With the banging instrumental on Rubber Band Man, courtesy of fellow down south native, David Banner, it's no wonder Tip was able to crown himself: King of the South.