T.I. is already on to the next one. Before his very first fiction novel, Power & Beauty: A Love Story of Life on the Streets, even hits stands, the ATLien tells XXLMag.com that he is already finishing penning its sequel and has plans to drop a third book in the series, along with co-author David Ritz.
“We’re right at the end of [Power & Beauty II] right now,” Tip told XXL over the phone yesterday (October 13). “We’re trying to figure out how to end two and begin three.”
The first book in the series is set to hit stands this coming Tuesday, October 18 via William Morrow/Harper Collins Publishers.
The tome follows the lives of two hard luck lovers Paul “Power” Clay and Tanya “Beauty” Long in the journey to make it in the Big Apple.
The Power & Beauty series isn’t the only literary project that Tip is working on. The recently freed rap superstar is also prepping a joint book with his wife and the mother of two of his sons, Tameka “Tiny” Cottle-Harris.
The couple have endured T.I.’s rise to fame, brushes with the law and current road to redemption and hope to share what they’ve learned.
“Tameka and I, we looking to do [a] his and her relationship book, how to get right and keep it tight,” he said.
Fans can pre-order Power & Beauty: A Love Story of Life on the Streets on amazon.com now. —Jesse Gissen