As we have seen during the previous weeks, T.I. has been more than busy ever since his release from incarceration. Thus, it was only a matter of time until the world would see a new long-player coming from the Atlanta native. So it comes as no surprise that Tip has already 45 recorded tracks for his new offering in store. Besides being invited by T.I. to preview about five of these tunes, Billboard has also learned the title of the album: Trouble Man. It also appears that the next single is called "Pyro" and will have a party theme to it. Read some excerpts of the conversation below.
“I’m embracing it,” T.I. tells me of the persona that is the title of his eighth studio album, “Trouble Man.” A minute into the title track, before I could ask why, Marvin Gaye’s “Trouble Man” comes through the speakers of Atlanta’s Darp Studio Inc and we both nod our heads in understanding. As Marvin smoothly croons of personal struggles, T.I. smiles and nods his head yes.
“A lot of times I’m taking myself out of my element, ” Tip continued to say of “Trouble Man.” “This is the first project where I’m talking about things that I’ve experienced before that I’m not necessarily experiencing now cause I’m not doing a whole lot of partying. I do a little bit but not alot… nothing like when I was in that life.”