J.D., owner of HipHopUpdate blog spotted T.I. and his artist Big Kuntry walking around greeting fans outside the Virgin MegaStore in Times Square yesterday.
Both T.I. and Kuntry’s albums dropped on Tuesday. T.I.’s album, Paper Trail, will top the charts next week with over 500K in sales. Kuntry’s debut CD, My Turn To Eat, will do decent sales with his disc on display in stores right next to T.I.’s.
The guys greeted fans asking them to, “go inside and buy our albums.” That sent fans dashing inside the store.
J.D. snapped the above pics of the rappers interacting with fans. The surprise was that T.I. did this without security and without label people barking at fans.
T.I. wasn’t inside the store behind a table signing CDs — he was outside connecting with the fans, taking pictures, signing autographs and signing CDs.
What a novel idea: a Superstar rapper connecting with the fans on an interpersonal level.