T.I. recently announced the official title of his upcoming album being called Trouble Man during a recent visit to Billboard. During this visit he also previewed 5 out of 45 records he already recorded for the album so you know what that means -- expect an official mixtape or two to be dropped from the King real soon.
Here is a statement from T.I. himself:
“I’m embracing it,” T.I. tells me of the persona that is the title of his eighth studio album, “Trouble Man.” A minute into the title track, before I could ask why, Marvin Gaye’s “Trouble Man” comes through the speakers of Atlanta’s Darp Studio Inc and we both nod our heads in understanding. As Marvin smoothly croons of personal struggles, T.I. smiles and nods his head yes.
“A lot of times I’m taking myself out of my element, ” Tip continued to say of “Trouble Man.” “This is the first project where I’m talking about things that I’ve experienced before that I’m not necessarily experiencing now cause I’m not doing a whole lot of partying. I do a little bit but not alot… nothing like when I was in that life.”