T.I.

Sep
19
New Mixtape: Hustle Gang – ‘G.D.O.D. 2’

G.D.O.D. 2

Hail to the chief. Before he drops his album Paperwork next month, T.I. warms up with his G.D.O.D. 2 mixtape. The Hustle Gang boss reassembles his squad on the sequel to last year’s Get Dough or Die.

In addition to B.o.B, Travi$ Scott, Trae Tha Truth, Young Dro, and the late Doe B, guests include Trey Songz, Meek Mill, Troy Ave, Yo Gotti, Rich Homie Quan, and more. Iggy Azalea was set to appear on a track called “We Go Hard,” but it didn’t make the final cut.

Earlier tonight, Iggy brought out Tip to perform “No Mediocre” at the 2014 Music Midtown Festival in Atlanta.

Download the 19-track tape below.

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Sep
19
Tracklisting: T.I. – ‘Paperwork’

Paperwork

On October 21, T.I. returns. The King holds court with some of the biggest names in music on his ninth album Paperwork: The Motion Picture.

Executive produced by Pharrell Williams, the follow-up to 2012′s Trouble Man features the Iggy Azalea-assisted hit “No Mediocre” and “About the Money” with Young Thug.

Other guests populating the 18-track deluxe edition include Usher, Chris Brown, Jeezy, Boosie Badazz, The-Dream, and Rick Ross. Tip pays tribute to his late friend Doe B on “Light ‘Em Up” and addresses the Michael Brown shooting on the powerful “New National Anthem” featuring Skylar Grey.

Paperwork marks the first album in a trilogy. “The sound sonically of this one is soulful, musical, kinda like [OutKast's] Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik or Aquemini or [Jay Z's] Blueprint,” T.I. told MTV News. “It just has an incredible amount of soul and a perfect hybrid between the ahead-of-the-curve, new-school sound and the classic, nostalgic, soulful sound of yesteryear.”

See the lineup below.

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Sep
2
New Music: T.I. – ‘Am I Wrong (Remix)’

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Just days after remixing Jeremih’s “Don’t Tell ‘Em,” T.I. takes on Nico & Vinz’s top 5 hit “Am I Wrong” for DJ MLK’s upcoming mixtape Clubs, Studios, Airports. On his personal verse, Hustle Gang’s commander-in-chief sips tea with Kermit and fires back at Floyd Mayweather Jr. after he tried to get at his wife Tiny.

“Sucka, if I got a woman and you touch her / She’s supposed to stay with you if you a bad mothafucka / She come back to me as far as I can see / You’re all she really needed to see where she wanna be,” he raps.

Hear the King stake his claim.

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Aug
29
New Music: T.I. – ‘Don’t Tell ‘Em (Remix)’

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While he prepares his album Paperwork, T.I. jumps on a remix to Jeremih’s YG-assisted single “Don’t Tell ‘Em.” The King spits a grand verse over the DJ Mustard-produced beat.

The song can be found on DJ MLK’s upcoming mixtape Clubs, Studios, Airports.

Meanwhile, Paperwork drops October 21 featuring Rick Ross, The-Dream, Lil Boosie, Jeezy, and Pharrell, who executive produced the album.

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Aug
27
Album Cover: T.I. – ‘Paperwork’

PaperWork

T.I. has unveiled the cover art for his ninth album Paperwork: The Motion Picture. Executive produced by Pharrell Williams, the follow-up to 2012′s Trouble Man: Heavy Is the Head arrives October 21 via Grand Hustle/Columbia Records.

“The Wait Is Over!!!!! #PaperWork #10-21-14,” tweeted Tip.

In addition to the singles “About the Money” featuring Young Thug and the Iggy Azalea-assisted “No Mediocre,” the guest list includes Rick Ross, The-Dream, Lil Boosie, Jeezy, Trae Tha Truth, Nipsey Hussle, Problem, and Pharrell, who appears on the title track.

Earlier this month, he dropped the Skylar Grey-assisted “New National Anthem,” inspired by the Michael Brown shooting.

Paperwork marks the first album in a trilogy. “The sound sonically of this one is soulful, musical, kinda like [OutKast's] Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik or Aquemini or [Jay Z's] Blueprint,” Tip told MTV News. “It just has an incredible amount of soul and a perfect hybrid between the ahead-of-the-curve, new-school sound and the classic, nostalgic, soulful sound of yesteryear.”

He is still putting finishing touches on the album and was most recently in the studio with Usher. Check out a photo from their session below.

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Aug
20
New Music: T.I. f/ Skylar Grey – ‘New National Anthem’

New National Anthem

T.I. shows his stars and stripes on “New National Anthem” featuring Skylar Grey. In the wake of the Mike Brown shooting, Tip speaks out on the racism and injustice in America.

“I know radio probably ain’t gon’ play this,” he says at the beginning of the song.

Skylar provides the powerful hook: “Home of the brave and the free / Free just to murder me / Land of the beautiful, cursed by the hate we throw / Is this the new national anthem?”

Pledge your allegiance.

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Aug
19
New Music: B.o.B – ‘New Black’

New Black

Following his controversial comments earlier in the week, B.o.B speaks out on the Michael Brown shooting on “New Black.” On the powerful self-produced track, Bobby Ray prays for an end to the injustice and calls on his community to bring about change.

“I’m just on some black mob shit / The best way to protest is hit ‘em where it hurts, their pockets / It’s time to boycott shit,” he declares.

He ends his song with a sermon. “We gotta stop saying the same things and just do something different,” adds B.o.B. “All this energy that we’re putting into protesting, we should put it into our community, put it into starting businesses, put it into your kids.”

His Hustle Gang boss T.I. has also penned a thought-provoking letter in response to the unrest in Ferguson.

Hear both rappers take a stand.

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