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T.I. Announces Partnership Between Grand Hustle and Columbia Records

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After months of being a free agent, T.I. has found a new recording home. The Atlanta rhymer has just signed a deal with Columbia Records.

The ‘Blurred Lines’ artist is currently working on his ninth studio album with Pharrell Williams who was instrumental in bringing Tip to Columbia. In addition, longtime collaborator DJ Toomp and veteran hitmaker Timbaland will also provide beats on the album, due in early 2014.

“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,” said T.I. in a press release. “Nothing but love, respect [and] 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.”

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

In his 10-plus years in the music business, T.I. has sold over 14 million albums and 30 million singles to date. His last album, ‘Trouble Man: Heavy Is the Head,’ premiered at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart in December 2012. Earlier this month, he nabbed a Soul Train Award for his contribution to Robin Thicke’s summertime hit, ‘Blurred Lines.’

Congratulations to T.I. and his Hustle Gang family.

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