T.I. is working on a new studio album while under house arrest on pending gun charges.
A representative for the rapper, born Clifford Harris, says he has already completed six new tracks in a studio inside his Georgia home. T.I. hopes to release the disc, which he’s calling Paper Trail, in September 2008. The album’s title refers to the fact that T.I. is writing his new lyrics down — a practice he abandoned after his 2001 debut, I’m Serious. Each of his four subsequent albums, including this year’s T.I. vs. T.I.P., was composed without the aid of pen or paper.
“He wanted to take more time to really put something down [this time],” explains his rep.