T.I. Says His New Album Is Finished
T.I. remains one of the busiest men in hip-hop and despite taking his talents on-screen with cameos in the Entourage movie and his own reality show, T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle, TIP has stayed focused on music and revealed to Billboard that his tenth studio album is finished. During the Q+A, T.I. said the album is indeed finished but with so much on his plate, he's still figuring out his marketing and promotion plan.
Are you still on schedule for a new album this year?
Actually the new album's finished! I just have to figure out when I'll have time to actually market it and promote it and work it. Presently we're working on Bankroll Mafia. Bankroll Mafia is a collective that includes a lot of personal and professional constituents throughout the industry, in and out of our elements. One of them being Shad da God, another one being myself and another one being Young Thug, and a host of other young people with talent. We're very colorful characters in this business and you should be hearing some music very soon.
That answer is also a bit confusing as he doesn't necessarily say it is a solo album as he brought Bankroll Mafia up and teased that project during an interview with Whoo Kid in April.
The Bankhead MC also gave the scoop on the highly-anticipated Travi$ Scott album, Rodeo. $cott, who just dropped the lead single "3500" earlier today, has been keeping fans on edge since he dropped the standout Days Before Rodeo mixtape in 2014. If we're to believe T.I., Rodeo will be here and shake up the game before the fall season hits:
So are you going to take any time off this summer?
No! No time off. We have so much work to do, so many people to create opportunities for! A young man by the name of Travi$ Scott -- he's an artist of ours -- he's about to release his album at the end of the summer. It's probably going to be one of the most talked about projects and probably one of the most highly revered solo albums probably since Kendrick [Lamar]. Not in the same vein as Kendrick, but just in a whole other badass, rebellious, "fuck you," grown people kind of way. He just allowed me the opportunity to listen to it and I was blown away. And I think everybody else will be all the same.