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The King of the South’s new album, which has been reported to be named Trouble Man II: He Who Wears the Crown, will be released early 2014 via GrandHustle/Columbia Records. The rapper’s last release was 2012’s Trouble Man: Heavy Is the Headm and was reported to be certified gold by the RIAA this past September.

Columbia Records is proud to announce that it has entered into a partnership with Multi-Platinum GRAMMY® Award winning recording artist T.I. and his label Grand Hustle to release his highly anticipated new studio album. The signing adds to an already incredible year for T.I. This past summer, T.I. was featured on Robin Thicke’s #1 record breaking global smash “Blurred Lines” with Pharrell Williams, who was also instrumental in bringing T.I. to Columbia and will executive produce his upcoming LP.

T.I. is currently in the studio recording his 9th album with mega producer Timbaland and longtime collaborator DJ Toomp. The album will be released early 2014 via GrandHustle/Columbia Records, ensuring that 2014 will be another phenomenal year for the king.

“We’re very excited to welcome T.I. to the Columbia family. With his massive US success and career history, we are going to make him an even bigger superstar on a global level.”
– Rob Stringer (Chairman/CEO Columbia Records”

“I’m honored to be partners with such a successful, passionate and creative conglomerate like Columbia Records, who respects and supports the vision of their artist and partners. Nothing but love, respect & appreciation for Doug Morris, Rob Stringer and the entire staff. Also, a special thank you to my big bruh, Sk8board P, for always believing in me and also executive producing my upcoming project.”
– T.I.

“We’re excited to be in business with Columbia Records and it’s team of leadership. I’m now looking forward to spreading our music on a global level.”
– Jason Geter, Grand Hustle

Looking forward to Tip’s latest venture?