The “King of the South” is riding the wave of his creative force, as T.I. reveals he has put together a verse to Jay-Z and Kanye West‘s “N*ggas In Paris” Watch the Throne single.
Although Tip is not certain whether the track will be green lit as an official remix, he promises it will be heard one way or another.
A while back the Grand Hustle general mentioned that he might be on Jay-Z and Kanye West’s “N*ggas in Paris (Remix).” When asked about the status of that record, T.I. said, “Well, I officially have recorded my verse. And I haven’t spoken to ‘Ye. I let ‘Ye hear it . I think ‘Ye let Jay hear it as well. I don’t think a determination has been made on whether or not it is going to be official. But if it’s not official, it will be unofficial. It will be heard one way or another. I will assure you that.” But that’s not all. T.I. wants to add his vocals to more songs. “I’m looking for some more records to jump on,” he said. “That’s what I’m doin’ right now. I’m commandeering hit records right now. I’m hijacking hit records. If you got a hit I’m on it.” (XXL Mag)
In late September, Flipmode Squad leader Busta Rhymes made noise by remixing Jay and Ye’s current radio single.
Busta Rhymes has been dropping a constant stream of music over the last few days, and today is no different. Even though a lot of people haven’t remixed much of Watch The Throne, Busta decided to spit a verse on the “N*ggas In Paris” song. He wastes no time in ripping the track apart and putting his stamp on the beat, and he does a great job. Although he spits only one verse, that verse is worth the listen. Busta sounds great rapping fast over this hit-boy produced beat, and it almost makes you wonder what he could have done if he had the whole song to himself. This remix isn’t something you should miss. (Stupid Dope)
Shortly after his release from an 11-month jail bid, Grand Hustle affiliate DJ Drama talked to SOHH about having the “King” back.
“I mean, it’s really just back to work,” Drama told SOHH about having Tip back in the studio. “You know what I’m saying? Like, that’s what we do. So the homie had to take another little hiatus, but you know what I mean, we’re past that and getting right to it. It’s not like we’re sitting down and playing happy camper. This is what we do and it’s time to get back to work, making music for the people and giving them what they want to hear. My goal was to keep it hot while he was gone and now that he’s here, we’ve got bigger and better things to accomplish.” (SOHH)
A few days prior, Drama chopped it up with New York’s Power 105.1 radio host DJ Clue about Tip putting together new records.
“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)
Check out a recent T.I. interview down below: