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"I'm Back" is a song by American hip hop recording artist T.I., taken from his seventh studio album No Mercy (2010). The song, produced by TrackSlayerz, was released as the album's first single on March 8, 2010. The single was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance, at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards.

"I'm Back"
Single by T.I.
from the album No Mercy
ReleasedMarch 8, 2010
FormatDigital download
GenreHip hop
Songwriter(s)C. Harris
T.I. singles chronology
"Hell of a Life"
"I'm Back"
"Hello Good Morning"


Atlantic Records announced the release of the single on March 1, 2010,[1] followed by the release of the cover art on March 3, 2010.[2] T.I. released the song through his website on March 8, 2010.[3] The song was available on iTunes the following day.[4] The song was included as a bonus track on the iTunes and Amazon MP3 deluxe edition.

The production duo, TrackSlayerz, who were credited for the song's production described the song as "T.I. swatting at haters and assuming his rightful position atop the game after spending time behind bars."[5]

Music videoEdit

A teaser for the music video was released by T.I. via YouTube on April 20, 2010.[6] The video, directed by TAJ, was released on T.I.'s website on April 26, 2010.[7]

Chart positionsEdit

On the week ending April 3, 2010, "I'm Back" debuted at #44 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Chart (2010) Peak
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[8] 44
Germany (German Black Chart)[9] 29
US Billboard Hot 100[10] 44
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[11] 12
US Hot Rap Songs (Billboard)[12] 7


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  2. ^ "The King's Back". Trap Muzik. 2010-03-03. Archived from the original on 2010-03-06. Retrieved 2010-03-04.
  3. ^ "WORLD PREMIERE: T.I. - "I'M BACK"". Trap Muzik. 2010-03-08. Archived from the original on 2010-03-11. Retrieved 2010-03-08.
  4. ^ "T.I. - I'm Back - Single". iTunes. Apple. 2010-03-09. Retrieved 2010-03-17.
  5. ^ Hope, Clover (2010-03-04). "V Exclusive: T.I.'s Comeback Song Is 'Aggressive, Mean,' Producers Say". Vibe. Retrieved 2010-03-08.
  6. ^ Tivstip (2007-04-11). "Kanaal van TIvsTIP". YouTube. Retrieved 2012-02-24.
  7. ^ "T.I. Official Website: Photos, Blog, Videos, Interactive, Chat and more". 2012-02-16. Retrieved 2012-02-24.
  8. ^ "T.I. Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved May 24, 2013.
  9. ^ Die Deutschen Trend Charts (2009-07-17). "Die Deutschen Trend Charts". Archived from the original on 2014-04-28. Retrieved 2012-02-24.
  10. ^ "T.I. Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved May 24, 2013.
  11. ^ "T.I. Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved May 24, 2013.
  12. ^ "T.I. Chart History (Hot Rap Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved May 24, 2013.