8.17.2010

T.I. Delays ‘King Uncaged’ Again

The King is not quite ready to leave his cage. Hours before hitting the stage at his “AXE One Night Only” concert, Tip revealed to Rap-Up TV that his new album King Uncaged won’t be dropping on September 28. Instead, he’s focusing on promoting his film Takers and plans to go back in the studio to record more material once the movie arrives in theaters.

“I pushed the album back so I can completely focus my attention to the rollout and release of this film Takers,” he said. “I feel it wouldn’t be fair to the film or the album if I was splitting my attention span amongst the two, so I hit pause on the album to completely focus my attention to rolling out this here film. And once we prayerfully debut No. 1—25-plus, 20-plus million—then after those bottles have been popped and that celebration [is] underway, I will completely resubmerge myself back into the music, fully on album mode.”

Tip has three to four more weeks worth of recording left to finish the album. He’s already done over 100 songs and has to narrow them down to 14 which will make the final cut.