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T.I. knows that everyone will be watching the success of his forthcoming album titled King Uncaged, and according to the Southern rapper he plans to deliver a project that will rival what is arguably the best post incarceration album of all time, Tupac’s 1996 album, All Eyez On Me.
“This is the most significant return from incarceration that the game has had since then,” said T.I. while talking to Rolling Stone. “Just given the enormous success of that project, everyone’s expecting the same results. I just want to meet the expectations, if not surpass them.”
According to the King Of The South, none of the songs will talk about gun use either.
“Regardless of what may happen, what circumstances may present themselves, how extreme they may be, I will not be the one carrying firearms,” he said.
The songs will however take on a variety of themes including the effect of spending time behind bars and love.
“Some songs talk about my time in prison — how I was affected by that, the way I’ve grown from that, things I see now that I may not have seen then. Sometimes I talk about love, some songs I talk about life, some songs I talk about me being the sh*t on every level.”
In a previous interview, Tip stated that his new album will be more aggressive that his older releases.
“This album is different in many ways. I think that Paper Trail was a lot more about thoughts,” he said. “[But] this [forthcoming album] is more about feelings. This is significantly more aggressive, or at least at this period in production. Who knows? I can do 10 love songs tomorrow and change the direction. At this point, right now, it’s going hard. It’s going hard like classic T.I.”
T.I. also revealed that he is working with producers Jim Jonsin, Danja, and The Runners on the album, and will also collaborate with ATL rapper B.o.B. The album is scheduled to be released in the late summer on August 24.