T.I. has been keeping a relatively low profile since being released from an Arkansas Prison in December of 2009. Producer Jim Jonsin revealed that Tip quickly hit the studio to begin work on a new, as yet untitled album. Grand Hustle/Atlantic signee B.o.B confirmed the story, which was originally reported by Rap-Up.com, adding that listeners can expect more material from them in some capacity.
“Yeah, I’ve talked to Tip,” B.o.B revealed during an exclusive interview with HipHopDX. “He seems like he’s real focused now that he’s out, and it’s like he’s got something to prove. We worked on some stuff for my album and some stuff for his album. We came up with a banger–might I add that. I’m excited to see what he’s gonna do, and I’m excited to see what the songs we’ve made are gonna do.”.
And while B.o.B is a relative newcomer to those who haven’t been following his rise via the Web and mixtape circuit, T.I. has previously enlisted his services as well as those of fellow Decatur native Playboy Tre.
“Me and B.o.B wrote the hook to ‘Slide Show’ [then] John Legend sung it,” says Playboy Tre. “To have two artists who I have the highest amount of respect for record a song that was your concept is a great feeling.”
In the meantime, B.o.B has released his May 25th mixtape in conjunction with DJ Drama and DJ Sense. Tre is also planning to keep his name buzzing with an upcoming project entitled, Last Call.