T.I. Says "Trouble Man: He Who Wears The Crown" Is "60 To 70 Percent Done"

T.I. provides a status update on the sequel to last year's "Trouble Man: Heavy is the Head."

T.I. only recently released his new album Trouble Man: Heavy is the Head, but he's already nearing the finishing line for its sequel Trouble Man: He Who Wears the Crown.

During an interview with Rap-Up.com, Tip said that he's "60 to 70 percent done" recording his next LP and that he only has to knock out a few more tracks before it's complete.

“The record is 60 to 70 percent done already,” he said. “I’ma do about five to six more records just to put the ribbon on top and we’ll be ready to rock.”

The Grand Hustle honcho also said that the Hustle Gang compilation is in the works and that "Memories Back Then" may serve as the first single. "We have so many records for the Hustle Gang project,” said Tip of the compilation, which will feature guest appearances from Travi$ Scott, Young Dro, Iggy Azalea, B.o.B, Trae Tha Truth and more.

T.I., who recently shot the video for "Memories" and will soon lens the visuals for "Hello," dropped Trouble Man: Heavy is the Head in December, moving 179,000 copies and bowing at No. 2. It has since sold 411,000 total copies.

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  • Trouble Man: He Who Wears The Crown - Tentative tracklist

    1. Crown the King (produced by J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League) 2. 911 (produced by Boogz'n'Tapez) 3. Switchblades (produced by T-Minus) 4. G-Shit (feat. Snoop Dogg) (produced by 1500 or Nothin') 5. Loose Ends (produced by Lil C) 6. Put It Down (feat. Future) (produced by Southside) 7. One More Night (produced by DJ Toomp) 8. Success (feat. Justin Timberlake) (produced by Timbaland) 9. Satellites (produced by Kenoe) 10. Memories Back Then (feat. B.o.B., Kendrick Lamar and Kris Stephens) (produced by Kenoe) 11. No Option (produced by Lil C) 12. Ambitions (feat. Victoria Monet and Chip) (produced by J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League) 13. Survivor (produced by DJ Toomp) 14. Church (feat. J.Cole) (produced by Boogz'n'Tapez) 15. Freedom (produced by Cardiak) 16. Playing with Fire (feat. Lady Gaga) (produced by Just Blaze) 17. Congratulations (produced by Boi1da) 18. My Song (produced by No I.D.) ITunes Bonus 19. Elevator (feat. B.o.B.) (produced by B.o.B.) Deluxe Edition 20. Can't Speak French (feat. Iggy Azalea) (produced by Sanchez Holmes) 21. Fight for You (produced by Sanchez Holmes) 22. Higher (feat. Trae the Truth and Big Sean) (produced by Lil C)

  • Killab

    Trae The Truth sound like he gotta plugged nose when he raps lol

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  • cvbnxz

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  • Anonymous

    "Rihannna and TI should be together" Chris Brown would just stalk them.

  • Anonymous

    "besides they say dmx released his two best albums w/in the same year" At least to me, And Then There Was X was better than Blood of My Blood. I'm all for artists releasing 2 albums a year (if they can), but albums cost too much to whip together like that. Better to let the current one ride out before releasing something people probably wouldn't be ready for.

  • Anonymous

    "Is it even worth mentioning Chamillionaire" Not after that Elevate EP. That sucked.

  • vckkaa

    new pic http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vtsKGzGVK4

  • Cudder

    I'm glad they'll release memories back then as a single, they all killed it with Kendrick having the best verse

  • jeremiah graham

    Yall northern Kat sum lames ATOWN all day n DAY

  • dawn of the day

    drinkong sum cokeeee lolllll

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  • junhjunjnhnh

    theirss beezz everyy whereee haaaaaa

  • tip

    T.I not in the mtv hottest mc list damn HEAVY IS DEAD fuck da list

  • Fuck Bankhead

    Damn nigga you already flopped with the last joint now you wanna flop AGAIN?!?!!?

    • Anonymous

      y'all bitches are some haters no mercy went platinum so trouble man will do the same u dumb fucks. it's actually a great release so i suggest y'all cop it and stop hatin'.

    • Chris

      How many hip-hop artists have went Platinum in the last year? Ok well that is too easy...How about gold?

    • Anonymous

      "and will be gold or platinum soon" LOL you knows theres a huge difference right? hes 100k away from gold, that album is never going platinum until after he dies

    • smokey robinson

      he didn't flop you dumb fuck !!! trouble man still movin' and will be gold or platinum soon and the next album gonna do it's thing too so fuck off. go brush your teeth, use some listerine, and get the hate out ya mouth u lame. t.i. is a legend respect that shit !!!

    • BP

      damn nigga you already ran your mouth on him like a bitch ass hater, you wanna get proven wrong AGAIN!?!?!?

  • Nostradamus

    Future, Gucci Mane, Waka, Trinidad James, 2 chainz. All these clowns are making Atlanta fall off the map with this hot for the moment type music, you can't have 1000 cats tryna go pop "at the same dam time!" using gimmicks. Especially since we're going into somewhat of a golden era, Atlanta gonna fall behind the times but will be rightfully clowned for having garbage rappers.

    • Chris

      Since you wanted to go on the subject of Master P, here some food for your skull, clown: http://www.celebritynetworth.com/richest-celebrities/richest-rappers/master-p-net-worth/ Buried again...

    • Chris

      Yes, let's look at No Limit...Master P made a multimillion dollar empire from starting to sell mixtapes out of his trunk in N.O...Beats By the Pound are probably the most consistent producers EVER in hip-hop when you look at the quality/quantity ratio at which they made and SOLD music (which immediately eliminates DJ Premier and Dr. Dre) .Mystikal will hang and has hung with some of the best lyricists in the game (Just listen to Mystikal/Outkast - "Neck Uv Da Woods"). I'm not defending the wack rappers from the South, because I don't listen to the names that you mentioned. Pimp C already chin-checked Atlanta for their wack rappers before he died, but for SOME reason their music still is dominating the air waves? Have you thought that maybe it is just because that is the type of music that the younger fanbase wants to listen to and NOT Nas - Hip Hop Is Dead (which I bought it and loved, but only had one hit record at best). All of these "wack" rappers are enjoying more commercial success than 95% of rappers from NY. So what does that say about the rest of the demographics in the country? How "wack" does that make them? What does that make Ja Rule, Jim Jones, and Diddy? Good rappers? I'll take Jeezy, Paul Wall, and K-Rino over all 3 of them. The fact is that there are wack rappers everywhere, it is just that the South stands out because NO other regions of the United States are even remotely relevant outside and handful of artists. Nas dropped a classic album this past year, I also bought the album and loved it...But who else has been relevant? I like everything that Ghostface puts out...but commercially NY only had A$AP Rocky and maybe French Montana in last year, and BOTH of their ENTIRE styles are swagger-jacked from the commercialized section of the South. I guess you could throw Kid Cudi and Maino in there if you want? The West has Kendrick Lamar and Game, and THAT is it! I like Snoop, Kurupt, Quik, etc., but all are past their primes. Midwest has who? Kanye, Lupe, Common, and Twista? Enough to count on one hand. Bone isn't relevant anymore. So what exactly is your point, if we don't even know the names of the smaller acts from other regions besides the South? How WACK does that make them????! Schooled and Clowned, AGAIN!

    • ....

      "the South is known for Scarface/Gheto Boys, Outkast, Goodie Mob, UGK, 8Ball & MJG, and 3-6 Mafia..." Like I said exceptions, when Nas said "Hip Hop Is Dead" the south jumped in defence of themselves, shouldn't that tell you something that they assumed that he was talking about them, yes the South has got some dope rappers but comparative in a whole to the aspects of East or West or the Midwest the make more ignorant catchy shit in Hip Hop. Like some you mentioned Ludacris, Lil' Wayne, Three 6 Mafia also Future, Gucci Mane, Waka Flocka Flame, Trinidad James, 2 Chainz, Soulja Boy and to say for the rest just look at No Limit.

    • Chris

      Is it even worth mentioning T.I., Ludacris, Chamillionaire, and Lil' Wayne...or have I made my point you stupid clown.

    • Chris

      No, the South is known for Scarface/Gheto Boys, Outkast, Goodie Mob, UGK, 8Ball & MJG, and 3-6 Mafia...

    • ....

      Isn't the south recognized for in general making the ignorant catchy shit in Hip Hop? (In General, of course there are exceptions) well damn what changed then?

    • Anonymous

      atlanta probably has the biggest shitty rapper to person ratio out of all the major us cities

    • Anonymous

      Lol true indeed.

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    in the break fast club moviee ummm hahaaaaa

  • jae 1

    well the chain letter gang jim jones and ti are pussysss lolll it looks cute ti is wearing naughty by natures chain lol awww babbyyyy so do the lockssss loll the lox?? lmfaooooooo wat does the spic say to the dot head in the store ,, what u gonna do if u dont shoot backkk loll well me an mya gonna drink sum cokeee, kings of leon sex is on fireee guess wat store they been in lmfaoooooo uhygyggtfvgtfvgufvvh

  • Fuck FBI Informants

    Nogga you aint no KING. Do you consider yourself a legend like: - Rakim - Krs One - Biggie - Nas - Scarface - kool G Rap - Big L - Big Pun Nogga you cant fuck with these rappers so fuck off average snitch gangster rapper.

    • jay peso

      you sound stupid as shit wit that snitch shit t.i. ain't ever told on nobody u idiot u just a mad rapper ass dude !!!! t.i. is the king and just dropped a modern day classic and he who wears the crown will be sick as well. fuck the haters y'all can eat a thousand dicks !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • ....

      Then you must be too ignorant to understand what T.I. means when he declares himself "King" it ain't hard, bitch look it up.

  • Hip Hop please

    "He who wears the crown" So, this album is dedicated to Scarface? Dope

  • ....

    I wish T.I. would make an that would compare to the likes of The Blueprint in sound, just get about 6 producers to work with for the full project. I mean I don't know maybe the likes of Just Blaze, The Neptunes, Pete Rock, Madlib, Black Milk & Big K.R.I.T. with very few features...to show that T.I. can hold down a whole project on his own. I feel he needs to drop a real classic to actually get the praise he deserves.

  • ...

    "LOL remember when artists used to let their albums breathe?" You see Tip do this and you seem to judge every other artist by his actions, Bob Marley released 11 albums between 1970 & 1980, The Beatles made 12 albums in 7 years, Johnny Cash made over 45 albums between 1957 & 1990, Marvin Gaye averaged an album every 1.2 years while he was alive, Jay-Z released an album every year between 96 & 03. Whereas Fiona Apple has only released 4 albums since her debut in 1996 and she was definitely waited on, Kanye was upset because College Dropout fell short of the Fiona Apple album sound he was aiming for, Coldplay wait about 3 years between albums... I'm saying it doesn't matter whether it's now or then some artists waited to make new albums some made new ones straight away. You ignorant cunt... Schooled.

    • Anonymous

      Eminem Relapse and Recovery,but that's it. Everybody that was mentioned made albums because they worked hard at making good sounding music because they wanted a good product out there whether it sold or not. The music now it's about a sales formula and no time or quality is put into the product itself. It's like shitty food in pretty plates.

    • Anonymous

      everyone you named is way more talented than T.I. all of that shit happened when people still bought albums.

  • uzz

    Does not matter no1 considers t.i again. Free max Cop that New french album Future coming soon Gucci STILL killin the steets! Young scooter up next!

  • Anonymous

    Doing crack and typing don't mix.

  • Anonymous

    i hope he keeps the name

  • jae 1

    me an left eye goimng shoping to the monmouth mall in lil while IN EATON ,,,,,,TOWN

  • jae 1

    well dare was a dark side by my old house when i was a kid than todd had a girl he loved but he died in a car crash she had 2 friends lolll but the guy that hitt the,m got out few years ago he moved next to me one of those fat nasty santa clase looing nigaz lol but then he started acting weird next thing i kno the am ba lance came for him he went crazy i was just playing dipsets instrumental none stop very loudddd get em girlsss loll i thought he loiked hip hop lollll haaa

  • JW

    Why do rappers do this? They either tell you what percentage is done or how many songs they've completed. It doesn't matter. The release date will be determined by the label either way. He could've finished the album yesterday and you wouldn't get it any sooner.

    • Anonymous

      maybe, but its not like the label can sell what doesn't exist, so it does matter. he might not be able to get it out earlier, but he can control how late it comes out.

  • jae 1

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHbtT8NDr_x ,, well methodman has sum cop strips by his LEFT arm few weeks ago lolll i dont kno im just walking ppl jus jump out of cars 10 deep sumone got to get it lolll say wattt say WAt SAY watt

  • jae 1

    than on the way back sum fake surfer dude in a red jeep kept rideing pass kinda creepy lol ok ??? haaaaa well im still here wat u gonna do come in mee mash send more para med dickss..jae

  • jae 1

    well i ws walking too a store in belmar called the gross re store lol an sumbody jumped out an kept saying stop looking at me so i said ok but i still looked lmfaoooooooo wtffff.. haaaaa scaryyyy wer is he now tell him to put up a you tube video on this page in 10 mins lmfaoooooooooo the guy in the store said ........

  • Anonymous

    LOL remember when artists used to let their albums breathe?

    • Anonymous

      thats true, however just cause he releases another album doesn't mean the quality of the last is lessened. besides they say dmx released his two best albums w/in the same year

    • g-sus

      so true anonymous. but today's fans are so fickle and have such short patience that it's hard to release every other year like in the past. those were the days when the quality of music was a thousand times better.

    • Chris Etrata

      Rihannna and TI should be together.

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