T.I. Says He’ll Bring New ‘Insight’ To King Uncaged

'I'm older. I'm wiser. I'm more mature,' he tells MTV News on the Movie Awards red carpet.

T.I. is feverishly at work on his forthcoming album, King Uncaged, his first collection of new music since finishing his federal prison sentence earlier this year for a 2007 gun rap.

The Atlanta MC has rolled out two tracks, “I’m Back” and “Yeah Ya Know (Takers),” in addition to his recently released F— a Mixtape. After going through a challenging period in his life, with the death of his best friend and jail time, the rapper has a new perspective on things.

“I’m older. I’m wiser. I’m more mature,” Tip told MTV News on the red carpet at the MTV Movie Awards, his first awards show since leaving prison . “I’m more patient. And I just take it as it comes.”

So does that mean we’ll be seeing a more conscious Tip on his next project? “Nah, not at all,” he said. “I still feel like I have my edge. But I have some intellect and insight to go with it. I feed off of all my experiences, music-wise.”

For now, T.I. continues to work on King Uncaged, slated for a late-summer release. He’s spent some time working with The-Dream for his album and for the singer’s next project. The-Dream told MTV News in April that Tip’s new material is impressive.

“Tip is in a zone, man,” the singer said. “He’s in one of those things. But me just being a lyric guy, what makes songs, I think, hits is when it comes from the heart and you really are saying something you mean. And you can feel it through the passion.”

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