The second episode of ‘Countdown to T.I.’ captures the days leading up to the release of Tip’s new album, ‘Trouble Man: Heavy Is The Head’. The rapper talked about the meaning behind the album title, collaborations with Pharrell, Cee-Lo Green and Andre 3000, and his favorite track on the disc.
The rapper was asked what fans could expect from the new album, responding, “All of your favorite ‘Trap Muzik’ and I’m serious moments and sounds, mixed with a lot more diversified mainstream commercial sound. I’m gonna try to take ‘Trap Muzik’, ‘King’ and ‘Paper Trail’ and ball them up into ‘Trouble Man’.”
On adding ‘Heavy Is The Head’ to the album title, he said, “I think one of the truest things I’ve ever heard is ‘Heavy is the head of he who wears the crown’. Considering the fact that I’m wearing the crown, I can expect my head to be heavy, you know what I’m sayin’? I did like 127 songs while recording this project.”
As for a favorite track from the album, T.I. explained, “Listen, I’ma say somethin’ to ya, I, myself, am like the father to all of these songs, and no proper parent chooses a favorite child.”
Discussing his favorite collaboration on the album, Tip responded, “All of my collaborations for this project have been extremely memorable, and I appreciate everybody’s contribution to the project. I would have to say because of how long it actually took to get this done and how long it’s been in the works, I would have to say the Andre 3000 collaboration for the record ‘Sorry’.”
Watch the webisode via YouTube below.