It may seem like [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]T.I. [/lastfm]has a lot to prove to his fans and perhaps even his family and close friends, but the Grand Hustle general plans, first and foremost to live up to his own expectations. And that includes his forthcoming album, which could be out as early as February.
[photogallerylink id=128447 align=left]When asked about the pressure he may be under to put out his next album, Tip made it clear that the pressure he feels isn’t out of the ordinary for any album he’s worked on, “I mean, I don’t feel a certain amount of pressure to get it done by a certain time,” T.I. said.“I feel the usual pressure of making an album my life, like every time I do an album I feel the pressure of needing to make it my life, you know?
Assuring his audience that the pressure isn’t a negative thing in the long run, T.I. continued, “But I take that pressure and apply it to my creative process. The tentative date is looking like February,” he told reporters, which would be awesome.
Though he’s been away for sometime he remains that his position in the music industry is safe and he doesn’t have to prove anything to anyone else, “I got something to prove to myself. I ain’t got nothing to prove to nobody else ’cause at the end of the day, I’m a marquee artist and I think my numbers speak for themselves.”
And while a number of new artists are excelling, in regards to rap veterans, the commercial industry is scarce. T.I. spoke on that idea saying, “I’m on my eighth album and ain’t nobody eight albums in right now, who’s really relevant…Besides Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, it ain’t a lot [laughs]. You know what I’m saying? Ain’t a lot.” He went on to reaffirm his main sentiment, “So, I got something to prove to myself, not nobody else. I always knew and I will always know what I’m capable of.”
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