T.I. Apologizes For Saying He'd Never Vote For A Woman President
T.I. made some controversial comments during his appearance on yesterday's episode of "The Whoolywood Shuffle," hosted by DJ Whoo Kid. As they talked politics, the conversation turned to Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton.
T.I. On Travi$ Scott: "That Man Is Iggy In A Black Man's Body"
We've seen Travi$'s give-no-fucks attitude first-hand; he won't hesitate to put a fan, a security guard or a videographer in their place, real quick. His attitude also extends to authority figures, even T.I.P. can get some if he wants too. During a recent interview with DJ Whoo Kid, T.I. spoke on his relationship with Hustle Gang affiliate Travi$ Scott, and how not even he can control the Houston rapper.
Listen To Young Dolph's "Shittin On The Industry" Mixtape
What a year for Young Dolph, who has just come through with his third mixtape of 2015, Shittin on the Industry. The new 12-track project follows 16 Zips, released in July, as well as February's High Class Street Music 5.
T.I. Says He Couldn't Have Released "Da' Nic" On A Major Label
Last month, T.I. surprised fans by dropping a 5-track EP, Da' Nic. The EP dropped on Sept. 11, and in a new interview with MTV, Tip said that he had decided to create the EP just over a week before that. He went on to explain that Da' Nic wouldn't have happened if he wasn't a newly independent artist.
T.I. Speaks On Social Media Activism At 2015 Triumph Awards
T.I. has been selected to give a speech at the 2015 Triumph Awards in Atlanta, which recognizes outstanding achievements in humanitarian services. Though T.I. has been a vocal leader of the Black Lives Matter movement, his latest spoken word performance, which you can see below, targets the limitations of social media activism, which he feels is often more narcissistic than objectively productive. The ceremony was filmed today and will be screened tomorrow. The performance shows Tip's skills both as an orator and as a poet.
T.I. Signs Acting Deal With Warner Bros.
It looks like we'll be seeing more T.I. on the small screen, as he's just signed a talent holding/development deal with Warner Bros. Television, reports Deadline Hollywood. Tip currently has his own VH1 reality show, "T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle," which finished its fifth season in August. He has also had recent recurring roles on Showtime's "House of Lies" and Starz's "Boss."
Jay Z, Beyonce, Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne & More To Perform At TIDAL Concert
Yesterday, a rare event occurred. Jay Z tweeted, albeit it was just about promoting his subscription streaming service, TIDAL. Hov announced that TIDAL had reached the 1 million mark in users, and there would be an event on 10/20 in Brooklyn to celebrate.
Jay-Z Will Appear On T.I.'s Next Album
T.I. just dropped one of the best EPs of 2015 in Da Nic. But he's also got his The Dime Trap album ready to go, and he teased fans on Instagram with a big announcement -- Jay Z is going to be on the album.
T.I. Clarifies His Recent Comments About Iggy Azalea
T.I. recently brought Iggy Azalea back into the headlines when he, as a guest on Ebro in the Morning, implied that he was sick of "blocking bullets" for the Australian rapper: "Now when I say, 'Go'…go. Don't stand around and talk while I'm blocking bullets. You slowing me down," said Tip, presumably referring to when he tried to defend Iggy against accusations of cultural appropriation from rappers like Azealia Banks and Q-Tip.
T.I. No Longer With Columbia Records
Last weekend, T.I. surprised fans with a brand new 5-track EP out of the blue titled Da Nic’. However, what most of us failed to notice was it was released independently through Empire Distribution because Tip is no longer a member of Columbia Records, the home of his latest album Paperwork.
Iggy Azalea Responds To T.I.'s Radio Comments
T.I. has been a business partner with and mentor to Iggy Azalea over the course of her rise to fame. He made a stir this week when he made some comments during a radio appearance implying that he was tired of defending her from the haters. She responded to his comments via Twitter, clarifying her position on the matter.
The Best Tupac Shakur Tributes
It was nineteen years ago today that Tupac Shakur's life was taken too soon. The rap world would never be the same, and the community really felt the loss. Dozens of rappers have recorded verses and entire songs to commemorate the fallen MC. You heard some of these tributes on the Rose That Grew from Concrete compilations, where different MCs took unused Tupac lyrics to create songs. You may have also heard cuts like Nas' "God Bless The Dead" where he tips his hat to both Pac and B.I.G.
Stream T.I.'s New EP "Da' Nic"
As we reported earlier, T.I. decided to surprise his fans tonight (@midnight) by releasing a brand new EP out of the blue called Da' Nic.
T.I. To Drop New EP "Da Nic" Tonight At Midnight
Over the past couple weeks, Tip has been hinting on social media that he’s got something big for us coming on #911, aka tomorrow, and now we know what that is.
T.I. Accused Of Owing Late Rapper Doe B $100K
Two lesser-known rappers are calling out T.I., claiming the Grand Hustle boss owes big money to the estate of late rapper Doe B, who signed to Grand Hustle in 2012 and was killed in December 2013 at age 22. A rapper named Shaka posted an Instagram picture showing two tweets from rapper Perry Boi of the Choppaz, Bricks & Money crew, of which Doe B was also affiliated. The first tweet read, "FUCK #HUSTLEGANG," and the next (since deleted) tweet alleged that T.I. owed Doe B $100,000.
#TBT: Swizz Beatz-Produced Bangers
When you think of club-ready hip hop music that was bumpin' from 2000-2010, Swizz Beatz is one of the elite names that should come to mind. The Bronx producer-DJ-rapper-fashionista-artist can virtually do anything under the sun, but he was at his most potent through the aforementioned years when he was producing rap bangers for the likes of Jay Z, T.I., DMX, and many more.
Police Sketch Bears Strange Resemblance To T.I., According To Twitter
Yesterday, Fox 5 Atlanta reported on an attempted abduction in Atlanta, sharing a police sketch of the man in question. The picture drew a fair amount of attention on Twitter, unfortunately not to bring awareness to a dangerous threat in the neighborhood, but instead the drawing's strange resemblance to rapper T.I.
T.I. Owes $4.5 Million In Back Taxes
T.I. has been neglecting to pay his taxes, and Uncle Sam has taken notice. According to the Daily Mail, the IRS filed a pair of liens against the King of the South totaling $4.5 million.
8 Rappers Who Had Their Careers Ruined By Diss Tracks
Some of the more brutal memes that sprung up in the wake of Drake's Meek Mill diss tracks were the ones shouting "R.I.P." or insinuating that Meek's career was dead. With a recent number one album, a good record deal and (most importantly) a ton of talent, Meek doesn't seem like he's going anywhere anytime soon, but people claiming that "diss songs can't ruin careers" in the wake of "Back To Back" are somewhat off the mark.