Listen to T.I.’s Unreleased Version of Tom Tom Club’s “Genius of Love”

04/19/2010 3:42 PM |

T.I.

The dudes at Dajaz1 just got a hold of this scrapped song, “Down Like That”, from T.I.’s most recent record, 2008’s Paper Trail. It’s a little rough, but very listenable and enjoyable, with will.i.am and Fergie on the chorus. Listen below, or click here to download.

The beat is very clearly not the work of the Black Eyed Peas’ beatsmith, and features a jaunty sample from Tom Tom Club’s “Genius of Love”—embedded after the jump for your nostalgic listening pleasure, along with a couple other famous rapper’s versions. Meanwhile, T.I.’s comeback record, King Uncaged, is currently slated for an August 24 release date, which means it might see the light of day before 2011. (NahRight)

“Genius of Love” by Tom Tom Club (1981)

“It’s Nasty” by Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five (1982)

“Bop Gun” by Ice Cube and George Clinton (1994)