After finishing his deal with Atlantic early this year, T.I. has inked a deal with Columbia Records for himself and his Grand Hustle imprint. The Atlanta emcee will be releasing his upcoming album, Trouble Man: He Who Wears The Crown, early next year under his new deal, and Pharrell will be working with him on the project. Quotes below:

“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 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)

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