T.I. penned an open letter to Barack Obama to thank the president for what he accomplished in his eight years in the Oval Office.
“You entered humbly into our worlds from the streets of the South Side of Chicago and galvanized a generation,” T.I. wrote. “You resonated from the barbershops to the airwaves to the streets of every hood across America. Many of US did not know your name, nor did we truly understand the impact you would have on the world in the years, months and days that followed.
“For years you fought to keep this nation from the very thing we have now become.
“For years, many of us failed you because, as I’ve said before, we were not all ready for the change you wanted to bring about.
“But rest assured that we heard you. Rest assured that we felt you and rest assured that your legacy will live on long after your presidency.”
T.I. went on to say that Obama “defined a culture” and “shook up and woke up a generation. Read the full letter here