LINK: T.I. Talks Paper Trail With Rolling Stone

Since being arrested on weapons charges and being placed on house arrest, Atlanta rapper T.I. has been understandably quiet in the press. But now, in a recent interview with Rolling Stone Tip breaks his silence. The interview begins with his thoughts on working with Denzel as well as his take on Jay-Z’s American Gangster. Then, he goes on to confirm various details about his upcoming follow-up to T.I. Vs. T.I.P., which he has been recording in his home studio. Check this excerpt:

RS: Are you still working on your album?
T.I.: Absolutely. It’s called Paper Trail. It’s going great.

RS: How many tracks do you have done already?
T.I.: I’ve got about thirty-some tracks done, but I’ve got like sixteen that I’m in love with and I’m still working. After you get those sixteen, you try to make sixteen more to top them and you pick the best.

RS: Who have you been working with?
T.I.: I’ve got records with Danja, I’ve got one record so far from DJ Toomp. I’ve got records from Little C and Keith Mack from Grand Hustle Productions, and records from J.R. Rotem and Jay Rock [XXL ED NOTE: We believe that T.I. meant Miami-based producer "JRock," not the Cali rapper "Jay Rock," as Rolling Stone printed]. Quite a few people.

RS: Do you have a sense yet of how this album is going to be different from the last one?
T.I.: I don’t know if I can put into words how it will be different from the last album, but I know you’ll definitely be able to tell the difference. The people who I’ve played it for, they say it reminds them a lot of the earlier albums I’m Serious and Trap Muzik. It’s called Paper Trail because for the first time since my very first album, I’m actually writing the lyrics down, pen and pad, old school style. I used to just listen to the music and go in the booth and rap. And now that I’m writing things down, I think it’s a little more eloquent.

CLICK HERE to read the full interview.

  • http://myspace.com/itzlildan Lil Dan

    I WONDER HOW HIS NEW SINGLE WILL BE…

    http://myspace.com/itzlildan

  • http://www.hip-hopkings.com Stu

    Should be dope. I liked T.I. last album!!

  • http://myspace.com/atypikalentradio K.A. (Atypikal Ent. / Marketing)

    can’t wait for this one— hopefully he’ll be able to clear the charges- and ill be up in the studio for another listening session….

    GRAND HUSTLE, PIMP!!

    oh, and for those that haven’t heard ‘em yet– the homies DJ Scream & MLK both have 2 official new mixtapes–

    Young Dro- “I am Legend”
    and
    Big Kuntry King- “Cocaine Kuntry”—

    yall would be wise to pick these up. dope shit.

  • og bobby j

    better drop that shit soon so he can get caked up before lockdown….cause no lawyers in the world are gonna get this dumb nigga off….its called paper trail because thats basically what he was leaving when doing his gun purchasing via the ATF.

  • TheMailMan

    Def ready to hear his new sh*t!

    http://www.myspace.com/yelawolf

  • Neven

    I read a past interview on TI with him saying he doesn’t know how EM can just go in there rip the mic then cut it. Then he (TI) would write some shit then go spit. now all of a sudden he says he wasn’t and for this album is writing down his lyrics come on he been writing the whole time. thats like weezzy saying hes the best

  • http://xxlmag.com the brown

    …yawn…T.I. has got crazy skills but damn XXLMAG.com..gimme some news! I don’t care ’bout this bullshit. Nobody does. That Jin shit was good. I wanna see some nuckas beefin’. What’s up with Saigon? Haven’t heard from her in a while. Has anybody busted Fat Joe is his wack rappin’ mouf yet? Get @ me.

    • http://myspace.com loony t

      u wanna see niggas beefin. what u a girl or some? get a life

  • http://1290wmcs.com Mike “The Party KIlla”

    I hope it’s better then that (IMO)BULLSHIT that he dropped T.I vs TIP, but He was due for a bad album. So I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt!

  • Trickdd

    T.I. Is One The best in the Rap Game He Made his mark

  • http://hotmail.com pimp p

    yo i love t.i but his last shit i was like wtf this is trash,it was to rushed it had like 4 hot tracks his new shit better be hot

  • Cass’

    He need to get with those producers that can give him some knock. Too many calm songs on the last joint

  • Trickdd

    HERD SOME OF THE PAPER TRAIL T.I. GOT SOME SERIES MATERIAL

  • Tito Santana

    Da Backwudz(U gonna luv me)and (I dont like the look of it) are now Labratz. They’ve departed Dallas Austin’s label Rowdy Records to start there own(Royal Family Music) along with producer Sol Messiah(chamillionaire sound of revenge),(David Banner),(Goodie Mobb),(Dead Prez),(Nappy Roots).. Check da new video called (Creation) on YOUTUBE or myspace.com/thebackwudzmusic..Also they just released an album Independenly Via the internet called (Atlantis Rising) available on Amazon.com, Itunes.com, rhapsody.com, ect..
    To all up and coming artist much success and dont be afraid to put that extra grind in and go Independent!! It’s a new era… Everything resides on the Internet even Hiphop! Dont sleep on The Move ment!!Wake up…myspace.com\thelabratzmusic

  • Richard

    Ohio’s finest check me out and add me if you like what you hear thanks

    http://www.myspace.com/rimestrike1

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  • anymo

    weak ..we dont need more albums from ya bra…fo real…no one cares just white america…we dont need you acting tuff on all ya albums knowing you cant back it up thats getting old for real…

  • Listennigga

    Yo Tito Santana nobody is checking for Da Backwudz.This the best you can do for promotion ? WoW lol !

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  • BEZ

    REMIX: BIG THANGS FLOPPIN CUZ HIS SHIT AINT POPPIN…DONT DROP THA SOAP NIGGA

  • MR . GREAT LAKES AKA MR. I 75

    TIP ALWAYS DO IT BIG

  • Big Dre

    I think this T.I. album will one of his best since Urban Legend don’t get it twisted he still the King of Tha South

  • http://www.rapaveli.com Ambition-1

    I think this album may very well be his best one. Of course that’ll depend on if he truly is the king of the south. Ti vs Tip was no doubt garbage and I’m pretty sure he realizes that now. I can’t wait to hear it, hopefully it’s back on some street shit again!
    http://www.rapaveli.com

  • http://xxl.com boi

    ITS GON BE DOPE 4SHO! TIP I GOT U HOMES.

  • Rodjilius

    if he really is writin his lyrics now and if it’s any thing like his first album although i havent heard trap musik but i kno if it’s like im serious it’ll be hot T.I. was a monster back then but he seemed to have fell off but i guess now he’s on his shit now hope it’s hot

  • profhit3

    dude can rap, but check out that real at:

    http://www.myspace.com/southcidal
    n-o-vativemusicgroup.com

  • sean_izzle

    this is my no. 1 most anticipated album, this album will bring the ATL to a higher level with dj Toomp and the rest, this album will prolly be like King, and im sure it will have better beats than Detox!

  • http://www.webcrawler.com what it do?

    T.I always delivers a good album

  • Trickdd

    I think all his albums where tight he just grown up alot more you can tell in every album but he goin back to that rubber band man shit where t.i. was no joke i got some songs of paper trail i no most the songs i got prolly wont be on the album prolly the mixtape before the album but still theres some tight shit

  • http://MIDSTATE-SPORT.COM MIDSTATE-SPORT

    WOW TIP ALWAYS WENT HARD,EVEN THOUGH SAID THIS ABOUT HIM LOOK!!

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  • lol @ that wack ass nigga

    ti is so damn wack this nigga aint freestyled shit if there’s anybody that think his has then use a fucking fool king of the south my ass who lied to him?

  • Hellohiphop

    Stop lying nigga you ain’t got no songs off the album.You got some old shit from maybe 2 albums ago that he didn’t think was good enough for the album cut.How would you have cuts from this upcoming album when all the recording he’s done has been at home ? let me guess you got homies in the 239 who got the hook up on how to steal shit from niggas home computers huh ? your full of shit like usual and still writing homo comments.

  • Moneydan

    Trick you be on here lying all day and night.How you already heard tracks from his new album when he’s been recording all these tracks inside his own house while on house arrest.Nigga stop lying online and makin gay ass comments nigga.239 stand up ? your a discrace nigga get the fuck of this site.

  • http://www.midstate-sport.com MIDSTATE-SPORT

    T.I.P

    IS ONE OF THE BEST RAP LEGENDS
    LOOK

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  • http://www.midstate-sport.com MIDSTATE-SPORT

    T.I.P

    IS ONE OF THE BEST RAP LEGENDS
    LOOK

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  • Westcoastdon

    You don’t have any of those songs you lyin ass nigga.He’s been recording all the material for the album at home so please for once stop lyin and makin the 239 look bad.Let me guess your home boy Got a way to steal tracks directley from rappers houses right ? because that’s how ya’ll get down in the 239 huh ? get the fuck outta here.

  • http://www.xxl.com trickdd

    TI fell off long ago. His carrer is done for, he is not king anymore. He is long gone and forgetton. He is a washed up old fool.

  • http://www.xxlmag.com Yusuf A.

    Man fuck all ya’ll haters… TI Vs. TIP was fye. Maybe not from a street standpoint in comparison to Urban Legend and Trap Muzik, but that shit was still on point. Im from the A so i know when he says its gon be a dope album like the two he just mentioned, thats what its gon be. Watch what i tell ya

  • Bslick

    Man T.I been in the game for a minute.A lot of these niggas on here wouldn’t last that long in the rap game.Free T.I

  • LIKE T.I.

    T.I. I LOVEYOU
    WOULD YOU BE MINE, YOURE SO HOT.
    I’M #1 FAN. I HAVE A PICTURE COLLECTION FROM YOU.
    I CAN’T SPEEK ENGLISH VERY WEL, COUSE I’M FROM HOLLAND, BUT YOURE LAST ALBUM S DOPE.
    I WAIT FOR YOURE ALBUM PAPER TRAIL.
    I LOVE ALL YOURE ALBUMS!!!
    KEEP DOIN YOURE THANGG !!
    KOM JE OOK NOG NAAR NEDERLAND?
    I’D LIKE TO. I HOPE YOU READ THIS AND COME UP TO HOLLAND, I’LL BE THERE !!
    BIG HUG AND KISSESSS(L)(L)

  • LOVE T.I.

    RESPECT AND LOVE FOR THIS HUSTLE
    BIG HUG &ND KISSES FROM YOURE BIGGEST FAN EVER
    XXXXXXXX
    LOVEYOUUxx

  • sybil

    itz gonna be poppin ti vs tip was crazzii
    he be gettin it in
    he got talent and he doin big thingz
    diz mistake aint gonna hold him baq
    he got big thingz ahead
    bless u clifford u gonna be 1 dat makez it
    do u ma nigga eazzii
    *bless*

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