For real, this time.
“We’ve been talking about it for years, but we finally putting the execution part of it in the works,” Tip told MTV News backstage at Power 105.1’s Powerhouse concert at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Thursday.
“Usually, when we talking about it, either he’s working on finishing his album or I’m working on finishing mine. This is like one of the first times that we both putting our albums out around the same time. I’m done with my process, he’s done with his process, now we can collectively come together and do something together.”
T.I.’s Paperwork dropped on October 21 — and featured Jeezy on “G Sh–” — while Jizzle’s Seen It All came out in September — and featured Tip on a bonus track, “Addicted.” Besides those two recent drops, as well as their other past collabs, the two have a handful of unheard records in the stash.
“We already have probably about six, seven records,” the Grand Hustle CEO confirmed. “It don’t take us long to put it together. It’s just a matter of actually finding the time to promote it, market it, and actually get it done.”
Later in the night, Jeezy also spoke with MTV News about the possibility of the heavyweights joining forces for a full album, fully leaving the door open.
“Keep your eyes and your ears open,” he said. “That’s my brother from another right there. We stay in our bag, so, you know, I would just stay focused if I was you.”
“It’s like we brothers, man. We just vibe. We go in there, have a good time, we make good music. It’s nothing that’s rehearsed or nothing that’s thought about; it’s organic.”