T.I. recorded over 120 songs and had to narrow it down to 16 that would make his new album Trouble Man: Heavy Is the Head, available December 18. So what will become of the unused material? The King exclusively tells Rap-Up TV that he plans to drop a sequel called Trouble Man: He Who Wears the Crown.
He also shares details about his collaboration with fellow rebel Pink on the T-Minus-produced “Guns and Roses,” which he describes as a “bittersweet romantic story.”
“We found that we had a few things in common,” says Tip of the pop-rocker. “We clicked. She real people, she from the streets. I’m a real cat, I’m from the streets. We found ourselves in rooms where we were like, ‘You know what? These people fake as hell in here. Let’s get out of here.'”
And while T.I. admits that André 3000 outshined on “Sorry,” he’s not mad. “He did get down on me on my record, I can’t front,” laughs Tip. “But to me I’m honored and it’s a pleasure that he would even choose my record to do that on.”
Upon hearing the feedback in his favor, the OutKast rapper called T.I. to thank him for bringing out the best in him. “That’s real classy of you to say that, but you still shitted on me on my own record,” Tip told André.