By Nadeska Alexis
Pharrell joins T.I. on the recent Trouble Man single “Here ye, Hear ye,” and Skateboard P also makes an appearance in the accompanying video. Other celebrities to look out for? T.I.’s 10-year-old son Domani, who RapFix recently caught rapping on the video set for Young Jeezy’s “F.A.M.E” in Atlanta.
“Here ye, Hear ye,” is the second single from T.I.’s 8th album Trouble Man, which is due in early 2012. Tip recently explained the range of songs on his new album in an interview with MTV News. “My life inspires my lyrics at all times, so at that moment in time, when I first came home, I have about 15 songs just totally focusing on that,” he said. “Out of those 15, I probably picked the two or three most significant, most compelling, impactful ones, and after I’ve been out for a minute, then I’ve got records totally focusing on speaking to people who can only focus on that and telling them I’m ready to move on.”
(T.I. on recording ’Trouble Man’ album)
The title of T.I.’s latest project is inspired by a 1972 Marvin Gaye song of the same name, which Tip felt was an accurate description for the body of work. “The name of the album is Trouble Man, and every song on here is about things that can get me in trouble,” he explained. “I’m reminiscing on the days when I used to run wild and do my thing the way I used to do it. I’ve got records that are just totally intellectually ignorant.”