T.I. recently addressed the possibility of Troy Ave signing to his Grand Hustle imprint.
The announcement could be made because T.I. says he feels their work together would be well received.
“I’m sure the music would be phenomenal,” he says. “But I think above all I want to work with people that the industry would otherwise have a hard time working with. I want to work with the people that the industry may not know how to communicate with or might not know how to perceive.
“I want to be able to translate for them to the industry and vice versa,” he continues. “Because if you are afraid of somebody that limits your ability to communicate, which limits your ability to monetize their possible opportunities.
“From the artist perspective, if people are afraid of you that limits the opportunities that you have, from people presenting things to you that can benefit your progression,” he adds. “So there must be a gap bridged, I see myself as the bridge… I ain’t have a bridge. I needed a bridge.”