Everyone’s been wondering what T.I.’s been up to since being transferred to a halfway house last December. Well, fellow Atlanta native and recent Grand Hustle signee, B.o.B, aka Bobby Ray, recently gave some insight into Tip’s work release schedule.
“He actually left [jail] and went straight to the studio, apparently,” said B.o.B., in an interview with Rap-Up TV. “We did some stuff for his album, my album and really just got in there to get the vibe… Since he’s been released… he has something to prove now. I feel like he has a deeper fire, his whole approach; he has more motivation.”
According to Bobby Ray, working with Tip has been a learning experience. “T.I. has given me a lot of advice and critique in the stages where I really needed it the most,” he said. “He’s definitely like a mentor to me in terms of going through the christening process of being an artist in this day’s industry.”
In addition to working on his comeback album, Tip has also jumped behind the boards to score a new track for B.o.B. “[T.I., Lil C and I] were all collaborating in the studio with the beat,” the newcomer revealed. “You know, I brought my little guitar over, Tip was on the MPC, Lil C was on the keys and we were just vibed out—rocked out a bit—and we came up with a pretty dope song called ‘Fifth Dimension.’”
The song should be featured on B.o.B.’s debut, The Adventures of Bobby Ray, which was recently pushed up and scheduled for release on April 27. —Anslem Samuel