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T.I. Asks That You Buy "Paper Trail" If You Liked the Leak

September 26, 2008 3:33 PM ET

By now, T.I. safely assumes that you've either heard or downloaded the leak of his new album Paper Trail. With that in mind, Tip kindly asks that you purchase the album when it comes out next Tuesday, September 30th — but only if you've enjoy the record. "I understand we live in an information age and an age of technology," T.I. says as he exits a Starbucks in the video above. "People want to hear your album before it comes out so they know that what they're buying is actually worth their money, and I ain't got a problem with that." T.I. does have a problem who benefit off of his hard work, however, so he asks that you "support his purse." After all, all those lawyer fees he's accrued aren't going to pay themselves.

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