After a couple years of being independent, T.I. is taking his Grand Hustle empire over to Epic Records. As a celebration, the veteran rapper released two new songs with new label-mates, Meek Mill and Yo Gotti.
The first song, “Jefe” featuring Meek, finds Tip and the Philly native sparring over a horn-driven instrumental from Bangladesh.
“Let me welcome you, get introduced to the king/Bentleys, Ferraris, brand new and they clean/So disappointed when niggas talk shit on their records, when you see ’em, don’t do anything,” T.I. raps.
On the Scott Storch-produced “Wraith,” Tip gets an assist from CMG’s Yo Gotti. Here, Tip steals the scene, thanks to his fluid flow.
“I don’t like ’em, feel that way about ’em/Lotta rappers, I don’t talk about ’em/OD niggas ain’t gon’ bust a grape, man, they just talking loud/Got body, got a problem, nigga, go to war about it,” he spits.
T.I. also announced his long-awaited 10th studio album, Dime Trap, will be released later this year via Epic Records and Grand Hustle. Dime Trap will be Tip’s solo album since 2014’s Paperwork.
Stream “Jefe” and “Wraith” below.