T.I. says his agenda is no different from what it has always been. The King is aiming for greatness. His new album, Trouble Man, is slated for a fourth-quarter release and he’s already amassed an impressive list of collaborators for the project.
Tip recently spoke to XXL about the LP’s star-studded list of featured guests, which include R. Kelly, Cee Lo Green, Andre 3000, Lil Wayne, Trey Songz and more.
“I got a record entitled ‘Trouble Man’ with R. Kelly… that’s dope,” T.I. said. “I got a record called ‘Wave Hello’ with Cee Lo. I got a record called ‘Who Shall I Be Sorry’ for with Andre 3000. I got another record called ‘Guns and Roses’ with a surprises feature. It’s out the genre and it’s through the roof. That’s another dope record.
“I have records with Usher, a record with Lil Wayne song called ‘Ball,’” he added. “A record with Trey Songz.’ I got to figure all these records out though. … I got a record with Trae Tha Truth and Juicy J called ‘Fight Music,’ produced by Mike Will.”
Now despite this impressive lineup, Tip says he hasn’t settled in on a final track listing and has not made any final decisions as to what songs will make the cut for the album.
T.I.’s newest song “Go Get It” was recently released to the radio and iTunes. In the meantime, Tip is wrapping up filming on the STARZ original series “Boss” in Chicago and he just completed the comedy ‘Identity Thief” with Jason Bateman. T.I. and Tiny: The Family Hustle is slated to return to the air in the next few months and the sequel to Tip’s 2011 book, Power & Beauty, comes out on September 19.—Shaheem Reid (ShaheemReid)