“Remember Me” is the first single off the re-release of T.I.‘s double platinum album, Paper Trail. It features Mary J. Blige. The song was officially released to urban radio the week of July 7, 2009. The video was directed by Jessy Terrero.
The main message of the song is rememberance. The song is about T.I.’s jail sentence and how he wants people to remember him as he is not going to be gone forever. It also talks about the hard times in his life and how he doesn’t give up. In the song T.I. mentions Martin Luther King and Malcolm X and how he is the modern day version of them.
(Let’s get em Mary)
to Remember me (ay don’t forget Shawty)
I’ll be back – so remember me
Please keep me in your heart
If we have to ever part
Don’t forget me, to remember me
The king marley day martin luther malcom x
I’m officially the freshest, don’t dare forget I’m gone
Momementairly don’t bury me yet like Ali
got I got the title back prepare for that
When the world needed Tip, ask where was he at?
But when he need some back – fade to black
talk — behind his back, you a hater for that
I don’t respect noneless, in the game of chess…