T.I.’s New Album ‘Trouble Man: Heavy Is The Head’ Drops Today

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Rapper T.I. dropped by the 92.3 NOW studios to hang out with Lulu & Lala of the “TY Loves NY” morning show just as his eighth album, “Trouble Man: Heavy Is The Head,” hits store shelves today, December 18th.

The last time T.I. came by the studio was for the release of his novel, “Trouble and Triumph” back on September 18th.

Hmmm… does anyone else see a pattern here? What’s with all the eights?

“It’s like the symbol of infinity,” said T.I.

T.I. has thoroughly thought out every aspect of his new album including the title, revealing the method to his madness.

“Although I am a fan of Marvin Gaye, I felt like the events that have surrounded my life have contributed to me naming the album “Trouble Man.” I just felt like trouble and T.I. were synonymous, so it just seemed natural,” he said.

Although the new album already features 16 tracks including the single, “Go Get It,” there is still more to come from the rapper.

Photos: T.I. In Studio w/ Lulu y Lala

“And I recorded so much music from this project that I knew that one album would not do it justice. There will probably be a sequel, which gave me a a subtitle to come up with rather than have part 1 /part 2 so this one is “Heavy Is The Head”; The next one will be “He Who Wears The Crown,’ said T.I.

T.I. worked with artists such as Lil’ Wayne, Pink, Andre 3000, and Cee Lo Green for this album. But out of all of the collaborations Andre 3000 surprised the rapper the most.

Rumor has it that Andre was a little hard on T.I during the production process.

“He kind of did and it’s a welcomed challenge. I just apprecaite that he chose my project to go in on. You never know what to expect when you’re dealing with Andre, but its a pleasant surprise,” he said.

As long as T.I. is still age appropriate to rap, he is going to keep them albums coming. Even though he has dipped his talent into almost every industry, T.I. keeps an open mind for future endeavors.

“Well you can definitely act a lot longer than you can rap, but music is my first love so if I stop performing I ‘d be in music just offering a different capacity like maybe producing, maybe writing, maybe executive, president of a label introducing talent to the rest of the world,” said T.I.

But for NOW, don’t forget to pick up a copy of T.I.’s new album “Trouble Man: Heavy Is The Head,” in stores today!

-Maria Bonello, 92.3 NOW/NYC

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