Before T.I. could release King Uncaged, he was caged again for another eleven months on a parole violation. Although the album has been changed to No Mercy, some of his deep thoughts are about redemption. On “Get Back Up,” he offers his “apologies to [his] fans and [his] closest friends / I’m sorry for letting you down, I won’t take you down this road again.” As much as he tries to sound sincere, the track turns out to be irrelevant for the obvious reason: T.I. has done some dumb shit again.
No Mercy offers some softer sides of T.I., but with half-assed delivery. He is at his best when he talks shit. He rips through “I Can’t Help It” with his virtuosic swag about getting money. “Amazing” is a compelling track that laced with some of the most pornographic rhymes ever: “Turn her to a dick monster, nut muncher / sperm cum dumpster, left amongst her / Bitches in the past, pretty titties, plenty ass / they just drink up what we give them / Take shots without any glass / fuck her in the face till it fall off her till she gas, gas, gas.” Sure, his misogynistic lyricisms sound so wrong on many levels, but his flow is just too damn incredible.