T.I. has worked with everyone from Rihanna to Kid Rock, but he’s especially excited about a new record with André 3000.
The Atlanta rapper revealed that he has collaborated with the elusive OutKast member for his upcoming album Trouble Man, due September 4. “I got a record with 3000,” he told DJ Whoo Kid on Shade 45. “That’s a proud moment for me.”
Tip recalled what the fashionable MC was wearing during their studio sessions. “He dressed like Stacks. Matter of fact, I think he did have a white tee on. It was a Three Stacks white tee though.”
He has also worked with Usher on a “humongous hit” produced by Rico Love. “It’s a dope party record with some dance influence and some urban influence,” he explained.
Kanye West also pitched in on the follow-up to 2010’s No Mercy. “I got a record with Kanye too. When you do records with Kanye, you do the record initially, then you go back to it and you try and perfect some things that you feel you could’ve did better. I’m in phase two of that because when you send it back to him and he do the production different, it’s gon’ be a problem.”
Tip is also eyeing collaborations with Katy Perry, Santigold, and Bruno Mars. “I’m trying to remain the guy who will shock the shit out of you with who he on a record with.”