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T.I. is taking fans behind the making of his tribute to his late protégé Doe B.  In an interview with MTV News, Tip explains that he recorded the song "Light Em Up" on the day Doe B was shot and killed in Alabama last year. 

Apparently, that day T.I. and Doe B were scheduled to step into the recording studio with Pharrell to work on a song for T.I.'s album, Paperwork. When he showed up and told Pharrell about the shooting, the Grammy-winning producer convinced him to get into the studio to record the tribute song. 

Tip says the recording was "very surreal" because Doe B's death was "extremely heavy" on his heart. 

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