If there’s strength in numbers, then a new project coming out of Atlanta should be awfully strong.
“I don’t know when it’s coming out, but you heard it here first: T.I., you got Jeezy, and you got Rocko,” DJ MLK, T.I.’s DJ, told HipHopSince1987. “It’s gonna be an album. It’s gonna be those three guys. Stay tuned.”
Whenever the project does drop, it won’t be the first time that these ATL vets have made music together. Tip joined Rocko earlier this year on “P.I.M.P.,” from Rocko’s Lingo 4 Dummies mixtape, which followed up 2010’s “I Can’t Help It,” from T.I.’s No Mercy.
Jeezy also linked with Rocko a few months back, with “Which 1 U Workin.” He’s worked with T.I. several times, spanning from his 2005 debut, Let’s Get It: Thug Motivation 101, to his most recent album, 2011’s TM: 103 Hustlerz Ambition.
Though MLK didn’t reveal much more than the mere fact that the wheels for an album are in motion, T.I. did hint at a possible joint project in an interview with MTV News in 2012. “I got a few albums that I’m workin’ on: the Man and the Martian project with B.o.B; me and Jeezy been talkin’ about doin’ this project for a minute,” the Grand Hustle founder said on “RapFix Live.”
“It wouldn’t take us long to do,” he said. “We got records already in the can and it don’t take us no time to put it together. It’s just a matter of when they would be released. We got maybe 30 or 40 [percent done]. Between the two of us, we probably got about five or six records.”
A group album isn’t all that Tip’s been working on. He’s also got his next solo album, Paperwork: The Motion Picture, on deck. “I’m the second A&R for the album Paperwork, coming soon,” MLK added. “[I’m helping with] the arrangements of it, the direction of it, some of the features. This album’s gonna be I’m Serious, Trap Muzik. It’s packaged so well, I can’t even explain it.”
T.I. tried his best to explain it during an appearance on “RapFix Live” back in December. “All I’ma say is, it’s gonna be a motion picture, it’s gonna be a theatrical-worthy title. Something that will definitely seem instant classic.”