With T.I. heading back to jail next week, it only makes sense that he would have to change his forthcoming album title. As a guest on the Rickey Smiley Show on Atlanta’s Hot 107.9 on Monday morning (October 25), the Grand Hustle captain revealed that his King Uncaged LP, will now be called No Mercy.
While there still hasn’t been word from Atlantic Records as to when the disc—which already suffered numerous pushbacks before Tip’s arrest in September—will hit shelves, the ATLien said he is currently gearing up for the release before he has to turn himself in for an 11-month stay behind bars on Monday, November 1.
“We just getting some more videos in the can and preparing for this project to be out,” he said. [Watch below]
Update: A rep for Atlantic Records promised XXLMag.com that the disc will be coming out before the end of the year, although no set date has been determined.
Tip’s probation was revoked on October 15, following his September 1 arrest on drug charges—a direct violation of the terms of his release from prison, stemming from his 2009 federal gun conviction.
Although he tested positive for opiates, the charge of possession of a controlled substance was dropped yesterday. “The Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office’s decision to reject T.I.’s case was the right thing to do under the circumstances,” Tip’s lawyer Steve Sadow told XXLMag.com in a statement. “Both his Los Angeles defense attorney Blair Berk and myself commend the LADAO for exercising its discretion to reject prosecution in light of the legal and factual issues involved.” —Elan Mancini