T.I says his Hustle Gang apparel is not associated with AKOO and talks on working with Meek Mill & Dolla.
Meek Mill, who has been on the rise recently ever since signing to Maybach Music Group once enjoyed a brief stint at T.I's Grand Hustle and in a recent interview with DJ Whoo Kid, T.I spoke on working with Meek Mill while he was at the Philly label. The Atlanta native specifically recalled a time in Los Angeles when he was recording his Paper Trail album and worked with both Meek Mill and the late Dolla.
“Meek is the homie man. When I first was introduced to Meek he was still freestyling on the corners of Philly, North Philly, South Philly. Nigga had long motherfuckin braids man. He was a cool cat though,” said T.I. “My partner Charlie Mack actually brought him out to L.A. to kick it with me and it was me, him, and Dolla – rest in peace to my homeboy Dolla. Me, him, and Dolla we had probably two week’s worth of sessions during the time when I was recording Paper Trail.”
T.I went on to speak on his Hustle Gang apparel, which he said was inspired by Baby and Young Money/Cash Money's vastly popular "YMCMB" t-shirts. He also revealed that the new merchandise is not affiliated at all with his AKOO clothing line.
“It is not necessarily a clothing line. It’s an exclusive merch item coming from Grand Hustle Gang,” T.I. explained. “It is not AKOO. You know what I’m saying? And it is not in competition with AKOO. It’s just us extending ourselves to the rest of the public because up until now we always kept our shit exclusive for us. And we never let it out to the people.”
T.I's latest studio album, Trouble Man: Heavy Is The Head, was released on December 18.
Check out the full interview with Tip below: