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T.I. Talks New Single, Album, TV Show & More!

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  • November 21, 2011
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    T.I. Talks New Single, Album, TV Show & More!
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    I'm embracing it," T.I. tells me of the persona that is the title of his eighth studio album, "Trouble Man: Heavy Is The Head." A minute into the title track, before I could ask why, Marvin Gaye's "Trouble Man" comes through the speakers of Atlanta's Darp Studio Inc. and we both nod our heads in understanding. As Marvin smoothly croons of personal struggles, T.I. smiles and nods his head yes.

    All eyes are on T.I. and he's well aware of it. After serving his 10 month prison sentence for a probation violation -- "second hiatus" as he called it during his Billboard.com's The Juice interview -- Clifford "Tip" Harris, is making moves better than the ante, sensible and strategic. The 31 yr. old rapper/actor has been in front of the lens for his family-orientated VH1 docu-series, "The Family Hustle," and recently released his first novel, "Power & Beauty: A Love Story of Life on the Streets" (Oct. 18). "The Family Hustle," which airs Dec. 5, gives us a glimpse at T.I.'s day to day since freed, focusing on the nourishment of each of his family member's talents while empowering his own.

    "Everywhere he goes, he stops through the studio," says T.I.'s assistant. After finishing up his interview for Billboard's The Juice, the King played five songs from his 45 that he's recorded for possible placement on "Trouble Man." The 45 don't include the countless of remixes he's jumped on ( Meek Mill's "I'ma Boss," Jay-Z and Kanye West's "Ni**as in Paris," Drake's "Headlines," and more).

    Click HERE to read the rest of the interview @ Billboard.com!

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on November 21, 2011 - 6:29pm

I'm embracing it," T.I. tells me of the persona that is the title of his eighth studio album, "Trouble Man: Heavy Is The Head." A minute into the title track, before I could ask why, Marvin Gaye's "Trouble Man" comes through the speakers of Atlanta's Darp Studio Inc. and we both nod our heads in understanding. As Marvin smoothly croons of personal struggles, T.I. smiles and nods his head yes.

All eyes are on T.I. and he's well aware of it. After serving his 10 month prison sentence for a probation violation -- "second hiatus" as he called it during his Billboard.com's The Juice interview -- Clifford "Tip" Harris, is making moves better than the ante, sensible and strategic. The 31 yr. old rapper/actor has been in front of the lens for his family-orientated VH1 docu-series, "The Family Hustle," and recently released his first novel, "Power & Beauty: A Love Story of Life on the Streets" (Oct. 18). "The Family Hustle," which airs Dec. 5, gives us a glimpse at T.I.'s day to day since freed, focusing on the nourishment of each of his family member's talents while empowering his own.

"Everywhere he goes, he stops through the studio," says T.I.'s assistant. After finishing up his interview for Billboard's The Juice, the King played five songs from his 45 that he's recorded for possible placement on "Trouble Man." The 45 don't include the countless of remixes he's jumped on ( Meek Mill's "I'ma Boss," Jay-Z and Kanye West's "Ni**as in Paris," Drake's "Headlines," and more).

Click HERE to read the rest of the interview @ Billboard.com!

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aconcernedparent's picture

Wow!! You are back doing it and handling your business!!! Good to hear about the Good News, Let that Atlanta Majic work!!!!

Pelar Joy's picture

Just happy to see you back at it TIP...big ups

Mahad G' swag's picture

tha KING is back to take ova tha rap game, he finna shake all tha city's with his new upcomin album 'TROUBLE MAN' i stay in trouble just to show these sucker's i ain't lost it n i'd do it all again,.... call me trouble man stayed in some trouble man,.... always in trouble man worth a couple hundred grand,...... i ain't lookin fo no trouble i ain't duckin none,..... they say tha game's in trouble help on tha way,..... tha album finna be tight 'trouble man' ima sure tha album is full of touch's TIP is back on top riqht now he makes a lot of big records with a lot of worldly feels #realtalk, ur new sonq 'pyro' went hard tha sonq be hittin tha streets, cuh tbh ima huge fan, gotcha proof that show's u that ima ur real fan KING, check out ma facebook bruh gotcha pics mo' than 357 Mahad G’ Swag is ma fb account name, thats why ima real fan, n ima down with #AKOO familyhustle pls KING pick me to fly to nyc, leggo TIP respect n salute to tha KING #teamT.I

Simple1's picture

PYRO!!!

jay nike's picture

Im Dynamite bitch, Pyro. Ha ha.

Mahad G' swag's picture

tha KING is back to take ova tha rap game, he finna shake all tha city's with his new upcomin album 'TROUBLE MAN' i stay in trouble just to show these sucker's i ain't lost it n i'd do it all again,.... call me trouble man stayed in some trouble man,.... always in trouble man worth a couple hundred grand,...... i ain't lookin fo no trouble i ain't duckin none,..... they say tha game's in trouble help on tha way,..... this is why he go witha title 'trouble man' ima sure tha album is full of touch's TIP is back on top riqht now he makes a lot of big records with a lot of worldly feels #realtalk, ur new sonq 'pyro' went hard tha sonq be hittin tha streets ima dynamite pyro, cuh tbh ima huge fan n i was one of tha winner’s to win T.I.’s book power & beauty, n gotcha proof that show's u that ima ur real fan KING, check out ma photo's gotcha mo' than 357 ur pics KING, thats why ima real fan, n ima down with #AKOO familyhustle pls KING pick me to fly to nyc, leggo TIP respect n salute to tha KING #teamT.I.

Mahad G' swag's picture

KING finna shake all tha city's with his new upcomin album 'TROUBLE MAN' i stay in trouble just to show these sucker's i ain't lost it n i'd do it all again – ma life ur entertainment,.... call me trouble man stayed in some trouble man - rubber band man,.... always in trouble man worth a couple hundred grand – rubber band man,...... i ain't lookin fo no trouble i ain't duckin none – ya hear me,..... they say tha game's in trouble help on tha way – help is comin,..... this is why he go witha title 'trouble man' ima sure tha album is full of touch's TIP is back on top riqht now he makes a lot of big records with a lot of worldly feels #realtalk, ur new sonq 'pyro' went hard tha sonq be hittin tha streets ima dynamite pyro,

cakalaki joe's picture

Nah bo ! Not marvin gaye! Dis shit gots 2 b dope. Tip on his grown man ish!, can't wait.

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