T.I. Discusses Working With Andre 3000 On "Trouble Man"

T.I. recalls how Andre 3000 actually surprised him at the studio to record their upcoming collaboration.

The year is coming to a close, and fans are beginning to anticipate the December 18 release date for T.I.'s eighth studio LP Trouble Man. Now, in an interview with 3 Little Digs, Tip speaks on one of the album's most talked about tracks - a collaboration with Andre 3000.

T.I. explained that it was actually Three Stacks who contacted him one day and made a surprise visit to the ATL emcee in the studio. While there, Tip recalled that the Outkast legend said that he had known that T.I. had wanted to work with him since 2006, but that the time had finally come for the two of them to collaborate. Within 45 minutes, T.I. said that Andre had entirely re-worked their track together and gave him a "really sentimental" guest feature.

"In this room per se, we had Andre 3000, who called me one day - I'm talking about on the humble," he recalled. "I would come into the studio to record every day as I always did at this time, and so my phone rang, I missed the call and then [an associate] said, 'Hey, 3000 called, he said he's coming on the way up here.' He gets here and he says, 'Hey, I know you've been trying to do this song [with me] since 2006, but today, I'm ready.' I said, 'Well goddamn, c'mon!' He comes up here, in this mutherfuckin' room here…and this nigga goddamn reconstructed my whole goddamn song in like 45 minutes."

He added, "If it was anybody else but him, I would have changed my verse and got busy, however, that was the homie and it was like for real, a lot of the shit he said was…really sentimental and it meant a lot to me."

Check out the full interview below.

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15 Comments

  • Yung Boss Baby

    Over sizing everything up that possibly be around here for King, you know Andre 3000 ain't having it with anybody, i like to call him Ice Cold because you don't know nothing about some Outkast back in the day. Anything yall might ever need i already see like that about it, ain't to few a bunch of them who want to step wrong, I'm ATL fa real.

  • Anonymous Papi

    3000 IS THE WORSE RAPPER OF ALL TIME. I MEAN LIL B HAS BETTER RHYMES THAN THIS NIGGA. T.I DONE FELL OFF DOING SONGS WITH R KELLY AND ASAP ROCKY. NAH MAN RAP REALLY SUCKS THESE DAYS. COLE AND EM ARE GONNA KILL THE GAME NEXT YEAR. BELIEVE THAT! ALSO FUCK RICK ROSS, THAT FAT NIGGA IS A FAKE AND NO BITCH WOULD FUCK THAT NIGGA UNLESS HE OFFERED MAD MONEY. FAT NIGGER. SOMEONE SHOULD TIE THAT NIGGER TO A CAR SO HE CAN LOSE WEIGHT. UH YMCMB WE THE BUSINESS. DONT EVER FORGET THAT. WORD

  • Anonymous

    Trouble Man December 18th. Gonna be the shit!!!!

  • Anonymous

    people hating on 3 stacks.... theres a shock (sarcasim) fucking bitches complaining about every hip hop artist under the sun

  • Anonymous

    3 stacks a legend. fuck hip hop fans just another thing 4 u bitch ass faggots to complain about smh moan moan moan... worse than a room full of women

  • BLACK

    YOU'RE LATE TIP!!! WORKING WITH 3 STACKS AINT NO LONGER NOVELTY!!! MATTER OF FACTS ITS MAD TRENDY AND CORNY RIGHT NOW!!!

    • Anonymous

      3000s the pioneer not tip fool!

    • Anonymous

      "THATS MY POINT U FUCKING CUNT!!!" Wow, calm down you little internet thug... "BEFORE STACKS STARTED WHORIN HIMSELF ON EVERYONE'S ALBUM!!!" Hmmm yeah, what is it 3 verses from Andre all year? And you're acting like he doing a Lil Wayne or some shit.

    • BLACK

      THATS MY POINT U FUCKING CUNT!!! HE SHOULDA DONE IT BEFORE STACKS STARTED WHORIN HIMSELF ON EVERYONE'S ALBUM!!!

    • Cudder

      you sound god damn stupid. Tip and Andre are two pioneers from the south, ATL representin'. they've needed to collab for a minute, shit's been overdue since 07. if anything, Andre should've worked with him before fat ass Ricky or Frank Ocean

  • blak

    Would have got busy yeah right tip like u forgot u was working with a legend. Face it Tip 3000 is The King of the South and he put you on notice lol. Play that sentimental role if you want to but the homie 3000 got them bars bro. But you a cool # 2 lol Like Robin holding Batman Pecker boi. lol # no your place jabroni and bow down to 3 stacks. HA HA HA!

    • BP

      I get that, but at the end of the day, one of them's been makin that bank and that's Tip. that's all I'm saying. I'm not saying Andre needs to do more or he been lazy. I'm saying T.I. has been movin all these units, goin plat since his trap musik days so he has a right to the king of the south moniker.

    • Anonymous

      BP that doesn't mean shit. It just means Andre not even really thinkin about music like that right now, if he was his solo album would've already dropped. Andre just chillin doin his thing and bein a father. Not every musician life has to revolve around their music and gettin on tracks. Sometimes niggas like to step away

    • BP

      as dope as 3stacks is, one nigga's been moving mad units in the last few years while the other has dropped like three verses a year for that amount of time. the math is simple.

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