Since being released from prison this past September, Atlanta’s rapper T.I. (The King of the South) have been busy recording tracks for his upcoming album Trouble Man, which will be released February 2012. T.I.’s first post prison released single “I’m Flexin’” proved that he is indeed back. So far, T.I. already recorded 45 tracks for his eighth studio album. Some of those tracks include the recently surfaced club banger “Pyro,” and the title track, which features a sample of Marvin Gaye‘s 1972 Motown hit “Trouble Man.” Below are some excerpts of T.I.’s interview with Billboard.com The Juice:
On recording 45 tracks for his upcoming LP Trouble Man.
“I always do a lot of recording, so I have around 45 songs right now. I’m diversifying the project, just recoding different types of music,” T.I. told Billboard’s The Juice of “Trouble Man.”
“A lot of times, I’m taking myself out of my element,” Tip continued. “This is the first project where I’m talking about things that I’ve experienced before that I’m not necessarily experiencing now, ’cause I’m not doing a whole lot of partying. I do a little bit, but not a lot … nothing like when I was in that life.”
On working with Usher for this album and listing his dream collaborations.
“ Usher and I have been putting our heads together on how we can present that perfect collaboration between him and myself,” he said. “I’d love to work with Ke$ha. I want to work with Cee-Lo, Bruno Mars. I’d love [to work wtih] Frank Ocean, Miguel. I like to work with a lot of different people that can provide a lot of different sounds.”
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