Recording information: 11st Studios; Avex Studios, Honolulu, HI; Chalice Studios, Hollywood, CA; Dr. Luke's, Los Angeles, CA; Effigy Studios, MI; Federal Studios, Seattle, WA; MSR Recording, New York, NY; Platinum Sound studios, New York, NY; Silent Sound Studios, Atlanta, GA; The Warehouse Studios, Atlanta, GA; Triangle Sound, Atlanta, GA.
Photographer: Darren Ankenman.
No Mercy's appearance is rather deceptive. After slipping off a stark wraparound sleeve bearing nothing but the ominous title, there's the album's proper cover, a black-and-white portrait of T.I. looking downward, alone and pensive. No Mercy does offer some revealing and poignant moments, as on the lyrically deep title track, otherwise a perplexing collaboration with the-Dream and Tricky Stewart that deploys churning guitars and a quasi-Evanescence chorus. However, they are significantly outnumbered by party tracks, as well as a string of high-profile guest appearances. ~ Andy Kellman
Rolling Stone - 3 stars out of 5 -- "NO MERCY is a sleek pop-rap record: 14 taut, catchy songs with beats from big-name producers and an array of top-flight guests."
Welcome to the World - (featuring Kid Cudi/Kanye West)
How Life Changed - (featuring Mitchelle'l/Scarface)