Exclusive: The King of the South Is Coming Home Soon
Monday, Aug 29, 2011 5:30PM
SOHH has learned that incarceratd rapper T.I. is reportedly on the brink of release and could be a free man as early as this week despite a scheduled late September jail departure date.
According to a record label executive close to T.I., fans should expect to see the "King" sooner than later.
"We're confident it's going to be a little bit earlier," the record exec told SOHH when asked about the September 29th scheduled release. "It could be in the next couple of days or it could be the next couple of weeks but we're confident that it'll definitely be before the end of September." (SOHH)
Monday reports claim T.I. is slated to become freed from an Arkansas prison this week.
Sources tell GreenHitz.com, that T.I. will be released from prison Wednesday 8/31/2011, and will be headed straight into the studio! For all of you T.I. fans prepare for the best, as he's coming back for the streets! Sure we always have to keep the ladies in mind, but T.I. is now back on "dat fuck shit". So prepare to have some headbanging beats from Toomp or Lil C, and some heavy catchy club anthems from Mr. Clifford Harris! I'm predicting a hostile street club takeover! Welcome back home Tip! (Gyant Unplugged)
Grand Hustle's DJ Drama has also hinted at the August 31st release.
"8/31 -- #kingback. @Tip," Drama tweeted Monday (August 29). (DJ Drama's Twitter)
On August 16th, Tip released his final open letter to fans.
"What up world? This will be my last message from Forrest City. Just reaching out and sending my love, respect and appreciation to all who have been ridin' with me throughout this chapter in my life and not just recently but since all the things started happening one after another back in '06. From Big Phil's murder to my beautiful little angel Leiah being called home to heaven, to my arrest in '07, the 1st prison sentence in '09, to this last journey that I'm nearing the end of. A lot of people who are aware of all that has happened to me in my life say that there aren't many men who could have endured and withstood so much pain, pressure and turmoil while managing to remain sane and keep their wits about them. I must say that I wouldn't have been able to do so without God's grace and having a strong support system behind me every step of the way. So often we spend time acknowledging the presence of "haters" and all the negativity they send our way but we don't take the time to acknowledge and appreciate all the ones who love and support us and supply us with the positive energy we need to overcome." [sic] (Trap Muzik)
T.I. and his wife Tiny were initially arrested last summer in Los Angeles on drug possession charges resulting in the rapper serving an 11-month sentence for a probation violation beginning November 2010.
Check out some recent pre-jail T.I. footage below: