By Paul de Revere
Big thangs are poppin’ for T.I..
After a successful summer where he co-headlined the America’s Most Wanted Tour with Lil Wayne and was a featured player on Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines,” the rapper has announced that he’s moving from Atlantic Records to Columbia Records to form his own imprint label, Grand Hustle/Columbia.
In a statement welcoming T.I. to the label, Rob Stringer, Chairman and CEO of Columbia Records, promised that they “are going to make him an even bigger superstar on a global level.”
The statement cited Pharrell, who also appears on “Blurred Lines,” as “instrumental” in bringing T.I. to the Sony-owned label and say he will executive produce T.I.’s upcoming LP, which the rapper is recording currently.
The album will also feature production from Timbalandand longtime collaborator DJ Toomp.
T.I. talked all about his new career move with Hartford’s Hot 93.7. Click here to check it out.