T.I. Parts Ways With Columbia Records
T.I. has left his label home for the last two years, Columbia Records. That's right, the Kang is currently a free agent. The Atlanta rap stalwart revealed the news during a recent interview with HitsDailyDouble. "Having just exited my deal at Columbia, I was a rogue artist, busting creativity, just waiting to put music in the marketplace," he said. "So while I'm sorting out my next situation, I'm blessed enough to be able to control my destiny and put music out as quickly as I want to, and was able to release a TIP album, which I had wanted to do for a long time."
The Grand Hustle head honcho signed to Columbia back in 2013 after completing a 10-year stint on Atlantic Records. He only released one album via the label, last October's Paperwork. Last week, he dropped an unexpected EP Da Nic independently—through Empire Distribution. The project serves as a prelude to the upcoming The Dime Trap, album. The Dime Trap will be Tip's 10th solo studio album. The ATLien has called the new LP a "continuation of the vibe from Trap Muzik."
"You just come to a whole new element, bring it back down and build the process back over again," he said in an interview with MovieWeb. "I’m breaking it all down, back to the element of where my music first began to interest people, and build it all over again.”
The Dime Trap is slated to drop in November.