"Remember Me" was the planned first single off the re-release of T.I.'s sixth album, Paper Trail; however, the re-release was eventually shelved, although the song would still be released digitally . In the UK, the song was released as a single and was taken from an EP, entitled Paper Trail: Case Closed. It features Mary J. Blige. The song was officially released to urban radio the week of July 7, 2009. The main message of the song is remembrance. Its original title was "Don't Forget." The song is about T.I.'s jail sentence and how he wants people to remember him as he is not going to be gone forever, including the verse "By the time you hear this, I'd be half way home." It also talks about the hard times in his life and how he doesn't give up. In the song T.I. mentions Martin Luther King and Malcolm X and how he is the modern day version of them. With no promotion the single sold over 80,000 downloads in its first week, and it debuted at No. 29 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.