T.I. set off a bidding war after satisfying his contractual obligations to Atlantic Records with the release of his last album Trouble Man. It has been announced that Columbia Records has partnered with T.I. and his label Grand Hustle.
“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 and appreciation for Doug Morris, Rob Stringer and the entire staff,” T.I. says via press release. “Also, a special thank you to my big bruh, Sk8board P, for always believing in me and also executive producing my upcoming project.”
Rob Stringer, the Chairman/CEO of Columbia, released a statement concerning the new deal. “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,” Stringer said.
Congrats to Tip, Grand Hustle, and Columbia Records.