2.23.2016

T.I. Partners with Roc Nation and TIDAL

Hustle Gang is down with the Roc. T.I. has signed a distribution deal with Jay Z’s Roc Nation and has also become TIDAL’s newest artist-owner.

“Proud to be part of the @TIDALHiFi fam as the newest artist owner! #TIDALXTIP,” tweeted Tip.

To celebrate the big moves, the King of the South headlined his TIDAL X: TIP show in Atlanta last night and released a colorful, glow-in-the-dark, art-centric video for “Money Talk” exclusively through the streaming service.

With this deal, Tip’s 10th album, Dime Trap, will be released on his own Grand Hustle imprint via Roc Nation. The rapper also becomes the 19th artist-owner at TIDAL, joining the likes of Rihanna, Lil Wayne, Beyoncé, and Nicki Minaj.

Tip was previously signed to Columbia Records, where he released 2014’s Pharrell-produced album Paperwork.

Additionally, the hip-hop mogul can be seen in the fifth season of VH1’s “T.I. & Tiny: Family Hustle” this summer and A+E Networks’ “Roots,” which premieres Memorial Day. He also stars alongside Jamie Foxx and Gabrielle Union in the upcoming film Sleepless Night.