T.I. Explains Release Strategy For Next Album "Paperwork"
The typical roll out date for new albums seems to be in the past doesn't it? After Jay taught us #NewRules, and Beyonce and Kid Cudi changed the game with their surprise albums, it now seems rappers nowadays need some unique strategy plan to release their project. This being the case in T.I.'s next album Paperwork.
Jay Z Was Taken Aback When T.I. Told Him Doe B Was The "Southern Biggie"
Doe B was killed in an Alabama club shooting last December, and as tragic as the incident was in itself, the wasted potential only made it worse. T.I., who recruited Doe for his Hustle Gang team, and has sung his praises ever since, continues to keep the Alabama rapper's legacy alive. In a new clip, Tip recalls comparing Doe B to Biggie in a conversation he had with Jay Z, prior to the rapper's death.
Lil Boosie Has Collaborations With T.I., 2 Chainz & Justin Bieber On Deck
Lil Boosie isn't wasting any time since being release from prison. The Baton Rouge rapper has already released a couple of tracks, and apparently he's a good chunk of the way through his new album.
Clyde Carson Plans To Get In Studio With T.I., Discusses "Playboy"
Clyde Carson just released his new effort yesterday, Playboy, and we connected with the rapper on the day of the album release to talk about the project, what comes next, and more.
T.I. Apparently Responsible For Jeezy & Rick Ross Ending Beef [Update: T.I. Explains]
It came as a surprise to many when Rick Ross announced that his new single "War Ready" would feature Young Jeezy, who Ross has had a high-profile beef with, escalating to an altercation between crews at the 2012 BET Awards. "War Ready" finally dropped yesterday, as did some news of how the reconciliation happened. T.I. claims to be the man who squashed things, explaining that he spoke to both parties separately, and reminded them of something the had in common-- a desire to make money.
T.I. Has Role In New Movie With Kevin Hart & Will Ferrell
T.I. continues to keep rap as his main focus, but he's stepping up his acting game simultaneously. The rapper gave us the first taste of his acting chops in 2006 in Chris Robinson's heavily stylized love letter to the city of Atlanta, ATL, and has since shown up in a numer of films and TV shows, including American Gangster and House Of Lies. It looks as though Tip's his newest venture will be a buddy comedy starring Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart, with the latter of which posting a photo of the three actors on Instagram.
T.I. & Justin Bieber Spotted In Studio
It appears as though Justin Bieber had a very productive time during his trip to the ATL. As we reported on recently, the Biebz was spotted chilling in the studio while Rick Ross worked on Mastermind, alongside Diddy, Wale, Stalley and others. Now we've got evidence of another studio session, this time going down with the King of the South himself, T.I.
T.I. Talks Justin Timberlake Collaboration On "Paperwork" Album & Recording With Pharrell
T.I. confirmed in recent months that he'd going down a different path than initially expected with his next album, Paperwork: The Motion Picture. It was originally going to be called Trouble Man: He Who Wears The Crown, but a new direction called for a new title.
Pull Out For What? Rappers With A Lot Of Kids
Part of the rapper lifestyle means lots of travelling, lots of fans and/or groupies, and hardly any time to settle down and wife up. Thus it may not come as a surprise that rapper seeds often get sprinkled across the states, and often times, they've got multiple baby mamas.
Rappers' Wives That Have Been Arrested
It’s hard out there for the life of a rappers wife or that ride-or-die chick. Once you beat out the competition; the gold diggers, video vixens and schemers, and officially accept the title, your public image changes, usually for the worse. The role of the rappers wife includes extended alone time, which can make you feel like a single mother, cheating allegations and a hedonistic lifestyle of bottle poppin’ and partying. But what’s even more unfortunate is that it opens up your personal life to scrutiny from, well, pretty much everyone.
Yo Gotti Speaks On Grand Hustle Rumors & Relationship w/ T.I.
In a recent interview with VladTV, Memphis emcee Yo Gotti clarified a rumor concerning himself and T.I.'s Grand Hustle Records, that being his alleged signing with the label, which T.I. alluded to in an earlier interview last year.
T.I. Delivers Doe B's Eulogy
The funeral for slain Hustle Gang emcee Doe B took place yesterday afternoon at the True Divine Baptist Church in his native Montgomery, Alabama. Those in attendance included Trae Tha Truth, Montgomery mayor Todd Strange and HG boss T.I., who delivered a moving eulogy.
T.I. & Tiny To Star In Animated Christmas Special [Update: Stream The Episode]
If you always wished there was a little more Trap Muzik in Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer, we have good news for you. T.I. and his main squeeze, Tiny, along with their six children will be lending their voices to an animated Christmas special this holiday season. The hour-long show is fittingly titled, “T.I. and Tiny: Holiday Hustle Special,” and will air on VH1 later this month. The plot will involve the Harris family travelling from Atlanta to the North Pole on a quest to keep the Xmas spirit alive.
T.I. Says Trinidad James Can't Speak For All Of Atlanta
Trinidad James sparked a minor controversy this year when he suggested that southern hip hop "ran" New York. We heard some responses from NY artists on the comments (Maino most visibly), but haven't heard from anyone from Atlanta, who Trinidad seemed to be speaking for.
T.I. Will Most Likely Change Album Title Of "Trouble Man II"
T.I. was supposed to follow up Trouble Man: Heavy Is The Head with a second Trouble Man-themed album: He Who Wears The Crown. We learned recently that Pharrell had hopped on as an executive producer of the album, and with Pharrell, Tip seems to have a change of heart when it comes to Trouble Man: He Who Wears The Crown.
T.I. Clarifies Columbia Deal Is For His Next Album Only
Recently T.I. announced a new deal with Columbia Records for his follow up to Trouble Man: Heavy Is The Head. At the time we reported on it, it sounded like Columbia would also house Tip's imprint, Grand Hustle. However, in a brief chat with DJ Scream on Hoodrich Radio, the Atlanta native clarifies the status of Grand Hustle.
T.I., Ludacris, The Game, 50 Cent & More Mourn Paul Walker's Sudden Death
For those unaware, 40-year-old actor/director Paul Walker, of Fast & Furious fame, was killed yesterday afternoon in a tragic car accident in Santa Clarita, California. Walker was riding in the passenger seat as friend/business partner Roger Rodas test drove a new Porsche, when the vehicle suddenly spun out of control, hit a a tree and exploded on impact, killing them both.
T.I. Confirms Justin Timberlake Feature On New Album
T.I. and Justin Timberlake came together on a huge hit back in back in 2006 with "My Love," and it looks like they may have another big collaboration in the works. Tip randomly showed up at the red carpet for the new Hunger Games film, and spoke to Clevver News about The JT feature, his acting career, and a party he may or may not have attended at Bieber's house.
T.I. & Grand Hustle Sign With Columbia Records, New Album To Be Executive Produced By Pharrell
Following the announcement of a partnership between Jeezy, CTE and Roc Nation, comes news of another partnership, this time between T.I., Grand Hustle and Columbia Records.
Kendrick Lamar, T.I. And Pharrell Among Winners At 2013 Soul Train Awards
According to a new BET press release, the revamped Soul Train Awards show "bridges the gap between the soulful sounds of yesterday and today; acting as a hybrid of a traditional show with an 'honors' show format. Showcasing the evolution of Soul Train’s impact on musical history from the 70s, 80s, 90s, and today, the new Soul Train Awards is all about the melodic marriage of music and dance."