By Miranda Johnson
The King, T.I has finally given his highly anticipated Trouble Man album a release date. Tip stopped by the Angie Martinez show on Tuesday and announced that the LP will hit stores on September 4. The Atlanta MC also dropped off his new single “Like That” and revealed that the second season of “The Family Hustle” will be premiering on VH1 the day before his album drops, September 3.
In January T.I caught up with MTV News and dished on we can expect off of the upcoming Trouble Man album. “We got a lot of hot, old-school, vintage T.I. records on there,” he stated. “I’m talking like gutter, gangsta, intellectual ignorance, hard-core stadium sh–, but at the same time, we got those over-the-top crossover records as well, big features and what not we plan on putting into play.”
During the interview he also went more in depth on the project, saying, “I got one with Akon, did a few records with Rico Love. Man, I got records with just about everybody. We just putting it together, we done did about 70 records. So now we’re in the narrowing-down process. So we’ll narrow them down, we’ll do probably about 15 more.”
The new track “Like That” is an upbeat piano-driven record in which Tip delivers a smooth sped up flow. Throughout the track the ATL rapper addresses all the haters and doubters who questioned his triumphant return to the top.
Catch the King’s debut on “RapFix Live” today at 4 p.m. ET on MTV.com, T.I. will chop it up with Sway Calloway about his upcoming album, Trouble Man.