Grammy-winning rapper T.I. has revealed his plan of action as he nears the completion of his upcoming solo album, King Uncaged.
Although still pondering, Tip said his peers are suggesting he go back to making more street-based raps to help finish out the LP.
“I don’t know, we’re gonna figure that out over the weekend,” Tip said in an interview about coming up with a new single. “It’s gonna be jammin’. It’s gonna be like that. Some people wanna hear me go more ‘hood…Some people think I should go ahead and do my regular one-two and let them come back to me.” (MTV)
Earlier today, it was revealed by the “King of South” his new album would be shelved until later this year.
“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.” (Rap-Up)
T.I.’s new album was originally expected to drop at the end of September.
T.I.’s upcoming album – his first since his release from prison – King Uncaged, has been pushed back to September 28. Revealed on Amazon.com, the new release date is the latest example of a Hip Hop artist whose album has dropped later than expected – a laundry list that includes the likes of Drake, Game, Diddy, Rhymefest and N.E.R.D. (Hip Hop DX)
The rapper recently compared his project to the late Tupac Shakur‘s All Eyez on Me.
T.I. is setting the bar high for his post-prison album, King Uncaged, comparing it to Tupac’s 1996 classic All Eyez on Me, which was released months after ‘Pac got out of prison. “This is the most significant return from incarceration that the game has had since then,” T.I. says. “Just given the enormous success of that project, everyone’s expecting the same results. I just want to meet the expectations, if not surpass them.” (Rolling Stone)
A release date for the project has not yet been revealed.
Check out a recent T.I. interview below: