Call it the reunion of the King of the South and Martin Louis the King Jr. The last time [artist id="1225081"]T.I.[/artist] hooked up with [artist id="1230523"]Kanye West[/artist], the two made the undeniable hip-hop anthem “Swagger Like Us.” And the pair recently took half a dozen more shots at making another classic. You can add the Louis Vuitton Don to the list of acclaimed producers to work on Tip’s next LP, King Uncaged (due in September).
“I just left Hawaii with Kanye,” Tip said last night in Hollywood on the red carpet for the world premiere of “Takers.” “We did six records.”
The King of the South recently told MTV News how excited he was about going in the lab with some other track emperors. “We got a few big, big, big sessions coming up next week: Timbaland, Swizz Beatz,” T.I. revealed . “I’m trying to show up and show out every time.”
By early July, the collaborations, at least the ones with Swizz Beatz , were done.
“What we just did is bigger than those,” Swizz said over the Fourth of July weekend about the two new records he produced for Tip. “It’s bigger than ‘Swing Ya Rag,’ it’s bigger than all of those. We’re growing as artists. That’s one of the things I wanted to focus on with Tip, was: ‘We did that already. We don’t need to compete with nobody. You up there.’ Everything we gotta do, we gotta stay leaders. That’s how we got to where we at now. He gave me his OK on that. Gave me the clear lane. And we’re gone. Trust me on that. The first joint, it’s nice. Crazy! The second joint is taking the world over. It’s a positive message, and I’ll let him explain the rest of the story, because he would be glad to. [It's] very musical, but still with that swag in it.”