If you were checking for T.I.’s ninth studio album, the streets are going to have to wait a bit longer. First planning to drop the LP with the title Trouble Man II: He Who Wears the Crown, Tip seems to have recently had a change of heart. Following studio sessions with Pharrell, the project’s executive producer, T.I. now says he wants to “rework” a few things on the album and is even considering a title change.
“Since we started working on the project and the project has taken a different shape, I think we’re going to postpone that title,” T.I. said on RapFix Live. “We’re gonna rework that. I got a couple of things in mind.”
Later adding that he wants the album to take a more theatrical direction he continued, “All I’ma say is, it’s gonna be a motion picture, it’s gonna be a theatrical-worthy title. Something that will definitely seem instant classic. I’m thinking something like Trap Champion, Paperwork, but whatever it is the subtitle will be The Motion Picture.”
Although Trouble Man II: He Who Wears the Crown may not be the title of his next album, he hasn’t scrapped the name completely,”I still have that album, that album isn’t lost, I have that project as well. But the music that we began to create– Pharrell, myself–so many others that have contributed between the time of then and now that the project is just taking a new shape,” he said.