After Young Jeezy hinted at the possibility of linking up with the “King of the South” for a collaborative effort, T.I. comes forward to validate the master plan.
Although not opposed to a working on a joint effort, Tip admits that he and Jeezy’s current primary focus is their respective solo projects.
“Jeezy and I, we have discussed doing a collaborative album. Right now, we’re both focused on putting Atlanta back on top where we once knew it to be,” T.I. explained. “In my absence, I’ve seen the city take a backseat, if you will, to other areas and other regions. I’m not trying to sleight nobody’s efforts or nobody’s contributions to the game, but I know what my city represents and I know what my city’s capable of. And if I feel like we’re not living up to our full potential, I’m going to gather all the cats who I know who supposed to ride for the town like I ride and we gon’ get it back right. So that’s what we focused on right now. After we do that, then we can focus on anything else. But first is first.” (Los Angeles Leakers)
In October, Jeezy dished out details on a possible duo LP alongside Tip.
Although both Atlanta rappers have had hectic schedules this fall, Jeezy said that he and T.I. may someday release a joint album, a la “Watch The Throne.” “Me and Tip actually were together and we [talked] about it,” he said. “We’ve just hit the ground running and been doing so many records that I don’t think it’s impossible. And we’ve known each other [long] enough to put something like that together, and I definitely think that the city would need it, because it would be a good look. And it would be an amazing album release party, by the way.” (Billboard)
Currently, the “King” is expected to put out a full-length record with his Grand Hustle protege, B.o.B.
“We been goin’ in. We’re actually flirting with the idea of doin’ an album together called The Man and the Martian,” T.I. explained. “We just been compiling material, he and I together, and it’s coming out real good…Of course [Jay-Z and Kanye West] did inspire me, but I always have wanted to do a collaborative album. Even back when Jay did that with R. Kelly — I spoke to Usher about doing one of those before; the stars and the moon hadn’t aligned appropriately.” (“Sway in the Morning”)
Showing he can stand on his own two feet, Jeezy’s latest solo LP is currently flying off store shelves.
Atlanta rapper Young Jeezy’s Thug Motivation 103 remained at No. 3 with 67,200. Headed into his third week on store shelves, the Snowman’s new LP has moved 301,300 records to date. (SOHH Sales Wrap)
Check out a recent T.I. interview below: