T.I. recently stopped by Fuse to discuss his upcoming album Trouble Man, due December 18th. During the interview, Tip revealed a few new collaborations for the project, naming P!nk, A$AP Rocky, Cee Lo Green, Andre 3000 and R. Kelly as contributors to the LP.
“One of my proudest moments as an artist was when I got to collaborate with 3000. This is a record that has been in the works for probably about six years now, and we finally got around to doing it and the record is called ‘Sorry.’ It’s a phenomenal tune. He’s phenomenal,” he revealed. “I got a record with P!nk called ‘Guns and Roses,’ it’s a dope joint. I got a record with A$AP Rocky called ‘Wild Side.’ Cee Lo and R. Kelly, those are two other collaborations I’m very proud of.”
He also said that “Ball,” his new single with Lil Wayne, is slated to arrive in “the next three or four weeks.” He also discussed how Trouble Man is a mix of his past sound cut with a new edge.
“It is somewhere in between vintage T.I. and future T.I. I’m just making a diligent effort to give people all the things – the sounds, the emotions, the energy – that they’ve come to love. And I’m trying to give them new innovative, creative things to learn to love about T.I.”