T.I. is currently busy recording his ninth studio album and if his plans are anything to go by, it should be one worth looking forward to.
During a chat with XXL, Tip confirmed that he has recorded several songs with Pharrell for his new album tentatively titled Paperwork: The motion Picture and has also collaborated with Justin Timberlake on a DJ Toomp-produced record called ‘Trap Me Up’.
“DJ Toomp did a record. Actually, it’s a Justin Timberlake collaboration called “Trap Me Up,” he says. “It’s an awesome record JT blessed me with.”
“People forgot how fun gangster shit is. People forgot how exciting it is to really live on the dangerous side of life,” he says. “Just people forgot the feeling that you got when [you] watched Boyz In The Hood for the first time. Or when you heard All Eyez On Me for the first time. Right now, music is going in a different direction and it is in a different place. I salute and celebrate that path as well. However, there’s a place for the story that needs to be told from our perspective.”
“Also, me and Pharrell have a plethora [of songs]. We probably done recorded 14 records. Pharrell and I alone. Words couldn’t even begin to describe how cutting-edge, left-field and just how broad these records are. But they still have that texture that I speak of. They still have that Curtis Mayfield, Bobby Womack, a ridin’ dirty kind of … but a new way to present it to the world because it has that thing that Pharrell does to music that sets it apart from any and everything else that’s being played. And of course I had to give it the pulse of what I know. It’s incredible work. I did incredible work with Keno. I did incredible work with Sham [“Sak Pase” Joseph]. I have B.o.B did a record for me. It’s awesome.”