T.I. Talks Collaborating With Andre 3000, Kanye West and Usher on Trouble Man Album
T.I.’s upcoming album, Trouble Man, is shaping up to be a star-studded affair. In an interview with DJ Whoo Kid on Sirius XM’s Shade 45, Tip revealed some of the collaborations that fans can expect on the album.
One coveted guest spot that T.I was especially excited to divulge about was a feature from one of hip-hop’s most sought after MCs—Andre 3000.
“That’s a proud moment for me,” T.I told Whoo Kid about landing a guest appearance with the often elusive Three Stacks, who’s currently in Ireland, filming a biopic on rock legend Jimi Hendrix.
Kanye West is also expected to grace Trouble Man’s final tracklist, though T.I. revealed the recording process for the song was still in the works.
“When you do records with Kanye, you do the record initially, then you go back to it and you try and perfect some things that you feel you could’ve done better. I’m in phase 2 of that,” he explained. T.I also revealed a Rico Love-produced collaboration with Usher will appear on Trouble Man, a song he described as “a dope party record with some dance influence and some urban influence.”
The collaborations didn’t end there. Tip shared that Katy Perry, Santigold, and Bruno Mars were amongst the acts he was still pursuing for features on what will be his eighth studio effort. “I’m trying to remain the guy who will shock the shit out of you with who he’s on a record with,” he elaborated.
Trouble Man is slated for a September 4th release.—XXL Staff