T.I. will be released from an Atlanta halfway house next Thursday, September 29, but fans will only have to wait three more days to hear a new song from the King. DJ Drama tells XXLMag.com that Tip will be dropping a new track this coming Monday—his first since going back to federal prison last November for a probation violation.
The surprises don’t end there. According to Drama, the new joint—which he said is not a new single, but merely a street record in anticipation of his release—will feature a certain, Southern 2011 XXL Freshmen known for both his rapping and production talents.
“The record that [T.I.’s] dropping next week features Big K.R.I.T. on it,” Drama revealed to XXL. “K.R.I.T. produced it.”
Drama also said that Tip has been grinding non-stop, since being released from the United States Penitentiary two weeks ago, recording over a dozen songs.
“Bascially when he’s in the halfway house he’s allowed to still work,” Dram explained. “So he’s been in the studio working. You know I was in there the other day, by the second day that I went in I had already heard like 13, 14 songs; new songs. Pharrell came the other day when I was in there. He dropped off a couple new joints. He already sent something the day before. That was done.”
Stay tuned to XXLMag.com for more on T.I.’s release. —Jesse Gissen