Grammy-winning rapper T.I. appears to be anxious to complete the rest of his probation violation sentence in a halfway house by having a new post-jail record slated to drop within 48 hours.
According to Grand Hustle’s DJ Drama, Tip will feed the music heads with a new record this Monday (September 26).
DJ Drama tells XXLMag.com that Tip will be dropping a new track this coming Monday–his first since going back to federal prison last November for a probation violation. “The record that [T.I.’s] dropping next week features Big K.R.I.T. on it,” Drama revealed to XXL. “K.R.I.T. produced it…Bascially when he’s in the halfway house he’s allowed to still work. So he’s been in the studio working. You know I was in there the other day, by the second day that I went in I had already heard like 13, 14 songs; new songs. Pharrell came the other day when I was in there. He dropped off a couple new joints. He already sent something the day before. That was done.” (XXL Mag)
A couple days ago, Drama chopped it up with New York’s Power 105.1 radio host DJ Clue about Tip putting together new music.
“Tip just came home. I was in the studio with him,” Drama said. “He’s actually about to drop a new song next week.” He explained that although Tip is in a halfway home, he’s still able to produce music. “He’s in a halfway house but when you’re in a halfway house you can still get to work. So he’s been in the studio during work time and he’s banging out. Actually [his time in the halfway house] ends next week. So he’ll be in the streets by the B.E.T. Hip Hop Awards.” (Power 105.1)
Last week, the “King of the South” was released from an Atlanta prison to complete the remainder of his sentence.
Attorney Steven Sadow told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution the rapper, whose real name is Clifford Harris Jr., was released between 1:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. and will remain at the Dismas Charities Atlanta halfway house until he is freed from federal custody Sept. 29. Sadow said after he is freed, the rapper will have one year of supervised release. He also faces travel restrictions. (Access Atlanta)
Prior to his release, Maybach Music Group’s Meek Mill promised to put Tip on his “I’ma Boss” remix.
“If I hold the ‘I’ma Boss’ remix long enough I might throw Tip on that, have him get out to the hottest song of the year,” Meek said in an interview. “He ain’t have no problem looking out for me and I don’t have no problem doing it for him.” In 2008, rumors sprung up that T.I. had signed Meek to his label Grand Hustle, but the co-sign never amounted to an ink stain. Although it’s unclear as to why the deal never materialized, Meek says he still salutes the Atlanta giant. “I talked to Tip even when I was with Maybach, he already know my mind frame because me and Tip ended up becoming good friends later on down the line just hanging out with each other.” (VIBE)
Check out a recent DJ Drama interview below: