It’s time to roll out the royal carpet, because the King is set to make his debut on “RapFix Live.” On Wednesday at 4 p.m. ET on MTV.com, [artist id="1225081"]T.I.[/artist] will sit down with Sway Calloway and chop it up about his upcoming album, Trouble Man.
Tip has a grind like no other. Since being released from prison last fall, the Atlanta rapper landed a VH1 reality series with his wife, Tiny, added some new muscle to his Grand Hustle record label, and immediately began recording for his eighth solo album. The street-bred MC, who popularized the term Trap Music, has long promised a return to the T.I. of old.
“We got a lot of hot, old-school, vintage T.I. records on there,” he told MTV News during a January interview. “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 whatnot we plan on putting into play.”
The fiery lyricist isn’t only concerned with his own music: Earlier this month, protégé B.o.B released his sophomore LP, Strange Clouds, and T.I. has spent a ton of time working with his newest signee Iggy Azalea. There will be no shortage of topics to address when Tip hits the red couch.
In addition to the King, “RapFix” will also be welcoming Mississippi rap rookie Tito Lopez to the show. Lopez who has drawn praise from Dr. Dre and was recently signed to Capitol Records has been building a healthy buzz lately. His latest single, “Mama Proud,” features both a positive message and new-age lyricism over a soulful beat. You’re not going to want to miss this!
Don’t miss “RapFix Live,” this week featuring T.I. and Tito Lopez, Wednesday at 4 p.m. ET on MTV.com. Be sure to join the Twitter conversation using the hashtag #RapFixLive. Send your questions for the artists @MTVRapFix!