Jeezy & T.I. Say Their Joint Album Is Finally Coming… (Video)
Just as T.I. received his first week sales figures for Paperwork, the now Columbia Records artist, and Grand Hustle co-founder is already looking into the horizon. Tip and Jeezy were both involved in this weekend’s Powerhouse, which also featured Jay Z appearing in support of Snowman.
Tip has five albums certified platinum (2008’s Paper Trail is double-plat), with two additional gold albums. The artist formerly named Young Jeezy may be in a similar state as T.I., with two platinum and two separate gold LPs. Each artist’s most recent albums, released in the last two months, respectively, garnered #2 debuts. So what are these two Atlanta Rap kingpins of the 2000s doing? They’re doing it together.
Speaking with MTV News this weekend, each artist really confirmed that this joint project is happening, and in fact, it’s been under way more than Heads might realize.
“We’ve been talking about it for years, but we finally putting the execution part of it in the works,” said T.I., who also released albums with P$C and his remix projects and EPs. “Usually, when we talking about it, either [Jeezy is] 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.”
Tip added, “We already have probably about six, seven records. 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.”
Over the years, the two have worked together on singles like “5000 Ones,” “F.A.M.E.,” “We In This Bitch,” and more.
Is this what ATL needs, and what these two artists need to shake things up on that mid-2000s level?