T.I. Talks TIDAL Deal, Says Bankroll Mafia Could Come to Roc Nation
Last week (Feb. 22), T.I. announced his new distribution deal with Jay Z's Roc Nation and partnership deal with TIDAL for his next album Dime Trap. Making the deal official at a live event at the Greenbriar Mall in Atlanta, Tip announced his departure from Columbia Records after two years. Now today (Feb. 29), the "Money Talk" rapper calls in to DJ Whoo Kid for an exclusive interview to talk about how and why he made the switch from Columbia Records. Getting right into the thick off it, Whoo Kid asked 35-year-old Tip, "How's this Jay Z deal going along?" and the Rubberband Man spoke candidly about what he's planning to make of his new home at Roc Nation.
"Equity and ownership is always good in my opinion, man" explained Tip on the early morning call-in. "That's the infrastructure in place right now to really give the power of the artistry back to the people to cultivate the culture and the talent. And they spending money like Def Jam in the '90s, you know?"
When Whoo Kid asked if T.I. would be bringing over any of his Grand Hustle artists to Roc Nation, Tip said B.o.B and Travis Scott were secure in their current deals at Atlantic and Epic but bringing over the Bankroll Mafia "could be a possibility." First priority, however, is getting out his tenth studio album, Dime Trap.
Within the 12-minute interview, Whoo Kid and T.I. also discuss Tip's business relationship with Iggy Azalea (around 4:00), he and Tiny's new baby and joked about politics. Check out the conversation in the YouTube video above.
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