T.I. joins forces with Lil Wayne once again on his new single “Wit Me.” A high-octane video has already been shot in Miami featuring fire and fast cars. The full video will debut Monday at 10 p.m. on VEVO.
After his 10-year deal with Atlantic expired, the Grand Hustle CEO is officially a free agent and operating as an independent label. He is seeking a new deal worth at least eight figures.
“Right now, I’m proving I’m worth $200 million. I done sat with all the people; everybody says they’re interested, but they don’t want to cut that check,” he told Billboard. “We’re going to incentivize each and every institution, each and every place of distribution, we going to motivate them.”
The temperature reached a new high when Robin Thicke performed his single “Blurred Lines” live for the first time on NBC’s “The Voice.” Looking dapper in a black suit, the blue-eyed crooner worked up a sweat as he sauntered across the stage. He was joined by a tuxedo-sporting Pharrell, T.I., and some sexy ladies during the steamy set.
The trio’s collabo is currently No. 70 on the Billboard Hot 100, while Thicke’s album Blurred Lines is due this summer.
T.I. rounds up the troops on Hustle Gang’s first mixtape G.D.O.D. (Get Dough or Die), hosted by DJ Drama and DJ MLK. The 21 tracks feature the Grand Hustle crew including Tip, B.o.B, Travi$ Scott, Trae Tha Truth, Iggy Azalea, Chip, Young Dro, and Kris Stephens, plus collaborations with French Montana, Juicy J, Young Jeezy, Meek Mill, and Mystikal.
“The mixtape is just a prelude to what you will see in the near future,” said Grand Hustle chief Tip. “We gon’ turn up in grand fashion in all suckers’ faces and we ain’t gon’ let up, period.”
The Hustle Gang album will follow in September/October.
Tamar Braxton was surrounded by friends and family at her Backyard Boogie Baby Shower at Hotel Bel-Air on Sunday. Rap-Up TV was on the scene as the glowing mom-to-be arrived to the carnival-themed party in a white DVF dress.
Her husband Vincent and sister Toni hosted the lavish event, which will air on an upcoming episode of her WE tv reality show.
Tamar’s mother Evelyn and sisters Towanda, Traci, and Trina showed up fashionably late. Trina sported a pink onesie in honor of the occasion, which prompted Tamar to ask, “What the hell are you wearing?”
T.I. and his wife Tiny sent their love to the parents-to-be, while Toni was the last sister to arrive. She shared her advice for Tamar, who’s been telling her to buy yellow items.
“She’s having a boy… She says yellow, but I think it’s a boy,” said the oldest Braxton.
Before she gives birth to her baby, Tamar will deliver her new Biggie-sampled single “The One” on Tuesday. The video was shot last month on the beach in Santa Monica. “I saw the video for the first time last night. It’s amazing. The whole movement behind ‘The One’ is throwback and it’s so, so great. I can’t wait for everybody to see it,” she said.
Hustle Gang was in the building on Friday’s episode of “106 & Park.” T.I., B.o.B, Young Dro, Trae Tha Truth, and Kris Stephens took over the set to promote the Hustle Gang mixtape G.D.O.D., which arrives May 7.
Grand Hustle chief’s Tip held court on the couch to discuss touring with Lil Wayne on the “America’s Most Wanted Music Festival,” which kicks off July 9 in Birmingham, AL. He also announced that 2 Chainz has officially joined the lineup.
After chatting about the “Memories Back Then” video and working with Kendrick Lamar, he was joined by B.o.B. and the rest of the gang (minus Iggy Azalea, Travi$ Scott, and Chip).
“The mixtape is just a prelude to what you will see in the near future. We gon’ turn up in grand fashion in all suckers’ faces and we ain’t gon’ let up, period,” said Tip, while B.o.B added, “It’s an amazing project because you got all these artists bringing our best material together on one project—it’s phenomenal.”
With all the rumors surrounding her affiliation with T.I. and Hustle Gang, Iggy Azalea set the record straight during her visit to our Hollywood studio.
“It’s confusing for even me,” laughs the “Work” rapper. “It seems like everybody always wants me to not be friends with T.I. T.I.’s like my family, he’s like an older brother to me. I love everybody at Grand Hustle.”
While she is signed to Island Def Jam, Iggy maintains a close relationship with Grand Hustle. “As far as a record deal, no, I don’t have a record deal with Grand Hustle, but we do have contractual ties together. I’m a part of Hustle Gang and I’m a supporter of Grand Hustle and they’re a supporter of me.”
The blonde bombshell can be heard on Hustle Gang’s upcoming mixtape G.D.O.D., due May 7. She has a collaboration with T.I. (“Chasing Me”) and there is also a remix to her album single “Work” featuring some of Grand Hustle’s own.
Tip also appears on “Change Your Life,” the third worldwide single off her upcoming debut The New Classic. The melodic song finds the 22-year-old singing for the first time.
“It’s a big record,” says Iggy, who’s already planning an epic video. “I think it will be good to have T.I. on that single and just show that we’re together, we’re still family. It’s definitely not me trying to make my silent exit from Hustle Gang.”
All hail to the chief. T.I. debuts the Native American-inspired cover art for the Hustle Gang mixtape G.D.O.D. (Get Dough or Die). The project arrives May 7 featuring the Grand Hustle crew including Tip, B.o.B, Travi$ Scott, Trae Tha Truth, Iggy Azalea, and Kris Stephens, plus collaborations with French Montana, Mystikal, Problem, and Pharrell.
Earlier this month, Tip debuted the video for “Memories Back Then” featuring B.o.B, Kendrick Lamar, and Kris Stephens.
The Hustle Gang album will follow in September/October.
Juicy J keeps the liquor flowing and the party going on the remix to his club banger “Show Out.” The Memphis rapper snags explosive verses from T.I. and the late Pimp C, who replace Big Sean and Young Jeezy. He even adds some new bars of his own, but keeps Jeezy on the hook.