Grand Hustle/Atlantic recording artist T.I. has unveiled early details of his much-anticipated new album, â€œPAPER TRAIL.â€ The follow-up to 2007â€™s RIAA platinum-certified â€œT.I. vs T.I.P.â€ will arrive in stores and at all digital retailers on August 12th.
The multiple Grammy Award-winning rap superstar recently gave fans their first taste of â€œPAPER TRAILâ€ with the online premiere of â€œNo Matter What.â€ The track â€“ produced by Danjahandz (Timbaland, 50 Cent, Mariah Carey, Danity Kane) â€“ is currently streaming exclusively at www.StreetCred.com. â€œNo Matter Whatâ€ is also on sale digitally via the Atlantic Records Media Store, located at http://store.atlanticrecords.com.
Today, May 7th, BET News will present an exclusive half-hour special, entitled T.I. Speaks. In his first televised interview since a plea bargain on weapon charges, T.I directly answers tough questions from host Toure and a group of at-risk students about his life and future after being sentenced to a year in prison. The ATL-based hip-hop icon details how the ordeal has changed his life and delivers a strong message about decision-making.
â€œI must be a man and stand up and accept responsibility,â€ T.I. says. â€œI exercised extremely poor judgment, and for that, I must be willing to pay whatever price that comes before me.â€
â€œPAPER TRAILâ€ follows T.I.â€™s two previous #1 albums, 2007â€™s â€œT.I. vs T.I.P.â€ and 2006â€™s RIAA platinum-certified â€œKING.â€ With an unparalleled track record of hit singles â€“ including â€œTop Back,â€ â€œBig Things Poppinâ€™ (Do It),â€ â€œWhy You Wanna,â€ and the Grammy Award-winning â€œWhat You Knowâ€ â€“ T.I. is without question one of hip-hopâ€™s greatest stars. In addition to his multiple Grammy Awards, T.I. has been the recipient of a wide variety of honors, including BET Awards, BET Hip-Hop Awards, and Billboard Music Awards.
An accomplished actor as well as a gifted rapper and live performer, T.I. has played acclaimed roles in the major motion pictures ATL and American Gangster. He will be starring in New Lineâ€™s forthcoming For Sale, which is being produced by Grand Hustle, and will also make a cameo appearance on the new season of HBOâ€™s Entourage. Other film and TV projects will be announced in the upcoming weeks.
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