Even with the release of the group's first mixtape this week, T.I. wants to add to his Hustle Gang roster. He says in this new interview he wants to sign Yo Gotti, Problem, Kirko Bangz, and the name that made me raise my eyebrows: Jeremih. The Chicago singer has yet to collab with T.I., B.o.B, Trae Tha Truth, and Iggy (to my knowledge) but I can see those potential collabs yielding some hits. Other news out of the interview: T.I. says that 2 Chainz will be replacing Future on the America's Most Wanted Tour.
Another new episode of The Family Hustle finds T.I. & Tiny trying to manage the kids with their busy lives. This week's description states, "Shekinah is trying to move up in the hair industry, and hopes a booth at the world famous Bronner Bros. hair show will help take her there. With T.I. and Tameka out of town, will Shekinah be able to keep it classy?".
I'm in a GIF mood and if you haven't seen the "Blurred Lines" video then you're missing out on T.I.'s break out dance performance (seriously).
So I'm late, a couple seasons late in fact, but I do want to check out T.I.'s reality show after hearing some nice reviews by people who watch it at the office — namely how it shows him as a family man, a good father, and that the show in general is quite positive (you know, unlike most of the dramatic reality TV programs out there, which causes me to instinctively not check it out). That said, I've seen just mere clips in the past, but this'll be the first episode I dive into and post if we catch it on the interwebs after each new episode.
We catch up in the season with episode 4 that finds T.I. & Tiny seeing their son King grow up in front of their own eyes with the ladies. King receives a love letter from a girl, which leads to Tip giving a "talk" about the women, hah! I'm intrigued. Watch above in case you missed it.
Some music business news and speculation surrounding the Trouble Man,T.I.. He is now a free agent after his 10 year deal with Atlantic has expired with the release of a new album. The King of the South plans to celebrate this freedom by taking meetings with the likes of Dr. Dre (Instagrammed recently above with T.I. & Grand Hustle's Trae Tha Truth) and apparently Jay-Z, who's interested in Tip for Roc Nation.
According to TMZ, T.I. is seeking a $75 million dollar deal with the following highlights. (Mind you, this sentence began with "According to TMZ")
- 3 albums
- 10-20 percent of publishing, touring, merchandise, film and TV rights
- Corporate endorsement deals
- Exclusive signing of all Grand Hustle artists
TMZ's sources continue to say that, in addition to Jay-Z's interest, Sony has offered $50 million with a meeting with Universal still to come.
What do you think of this report? And more importantly, do you also wish T.I. makes his decision LeBron style, complete with the purple tablecloth button down?
Possibly the most popular song in hip-hop right now has finally got a remix worth talking about. Even though the song doesn't have one of those classic verses from Trinidad the song is still as dope as the original. This beat was made for 2 Chainz and he killed it.
One of the most under appreciated artist from Chicago plain and simple. This song is just another example of his skilled and ability to out write a lot of artist from Chicago. If your still sleep on Add-2 do your homework.
For some reason this is a rumored track to be on Lil Wayne next album. If it doesn't make the cut then this will be another terrible decision to add to his growing list which already includes his new forehead tattoo.
I'm not 100% sure what I like about this song but it grew on me after a few listens. Smooth verses and hook, and a change of pace from the other music I've been listening to recently. Is it me or has R. Kelly been making his rounds in the hip-hop world recently.
That's this weeks Top 5 so let the disscusion begin. Feel free to let me know your thoughts.