Video Premiere: T.I., Featuring The-Dream, ‘No Mercy’

With an off-again, on-again relationship with prison and the law, T.I.‘s spent plenty of time behind bars with endless hours to think, teach, write songs and… get religion.

T.I.’s “No Mercy” video, featuring The-Dream, is the title track off his upcoming No Mercy album, set for release on Dec. 7. And it’s a sobering affair, lit in heavenly tones, as The-Dream angelically sings the haunting hook while T.I., dressed as a priest, tells his hard-knocks tale in front of a stained glass window.

T.I. literally takes you to church in “No Mercy,” filling the pews with his rap repentance. And while “No Mercy” takes place in God’s house, it’s clear that T.I. is finally facing his demons.

+ Watch “No Mercy” below.