(AllHipHop News) T.I. has been reportedly steadfastly firm in his belief that he is worth a $75 million record deal and even told Billboard in early May that he was worth $200 million. Today (November 22nd), Columbia Records has answered the call as the major label conglomerate partnered with T.I. and his Grand Hustle imprint.
In the official statement announcing the partnership, T.I. showed his gratitude for the Columbia staff and hinted at an upcoming album produced by a certain legendary hitmaker:
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.
Pharrell produced the Cee-Lo Green featured song “Hello” off of T.I.’s last album 2012′s Trouble Man: Heavy Is The Head. T.I.’s upcoming album is tentatively titled Trouble Man: He Who Wears The Crown.