T.I. Explains “Paperwork” Album Title, Plans Movie For Album, Beyonce Release + More (VIDEO)

(AllHipHop News) T.I. was a hustler before he was a rapper and the business acumen seems to permeate every aspect of his music endeavors. While appearing on Hot 97 Morning Show, T.I. spoke on the meaning behind his new album Paperwork‘s title, how Beyonce and his release will be similar but VERY different and his movie plans for the album.

T.I. says his “most creative and conceptual album” was his 2008 album Paper Trail.Instead of making Paper Trail 2, T.I. decided to draw inspiration from the concept of Paper Trail, but a different variation of it, for Paperwork:

Paperwork, you know, that’s official. If you got paperwork on something then it’s official. Also, if someone has paperwork on you, it can be some trouble. So it’s official. It’s trouble. It’s authentic. Sounds like me. The music supports this theory very well.

T.I. tells the Hot 97 crew that he recorded 250 records for the record and that Pharrell will be producing the bulk of the new album. After narrowing down a 20 song tracklist for the album, T.I. explains his ingenious method to provide visuals for the album, revealing the storytelling focus of his new album:

Of those 20 [songs on the album], I want to take six records at the top, six records in the middle, six records at the end, with two records as intermissions to the three. And I would like to shoot a movie that consists of three short stories, and the three short stories will connect these six records.

According to T.I., Pharrell suggested that instead of selling Paperwork as one album, to break it up into three EP’s for the three short stories. He plans on releasing the album as a complete package similar to Beyonce’s rollout of Beyonce, however T.I. believes his way of releasing will be more financially beneficial for him than Beyonce’s Beyonce rollout was for her and her label:

Where I see she and I differ is she went and shot individual video one by one by one. That must’ve drove the cost through the roof. Me, myself personally I’m doing three short stories. I’m not doing 18 videos, I’m doing three short stories. So the same way we would shoot an episode of House of Lies. We would take five days. This short story shall be complete. Five days, this short story shall be complete. See that will bring my cost down, which will raise my profit margin.

Check out the full interview which also features Iggy Azalea below:

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    • tha OG

      But you a bitch ass nigga T.I is a true real ass nigga

      • David Gonz



        That’s why the “streets” stay in the streets because they don’t know shit or how to use their “knowledge” to get out the streets!!!! Where’s the proof?!?!?!

      • David Gonz

        bro he did liek 6 months for hella guns. then on probation got caught with ex pills and a gun and still got a slap on the wrist. to the streets thats suspicious homie. nobody does that short of time unless youre telling. guess what when your an informant they dont write it down on paper you idiot. the streets do know shit. they know everything. try going poutside mr mogul.

      • Django 2Chainz

        What Streets Exactly & who is You talkin 2?? & Who are they talkin 2?? Im just curious

      • David Gonz

        ye cuz im just gonna name peopel and sets here on all hipho;p. go ask your people dawwwg.

      • Django 2Chainz

        Yeaeea Cus you Sound like a real reliable Source…..2 my understanding T.I was buying guns from undercover feds Soooo doesnt that mean he got Snitched on?? & From What I heard the pple tht Shot up his Car Died, & The remaing 2 snitched on Each other….But thats just what I heard….but I’ll take your word on it


      Ironically where’s the “PAPERWORK?!?!?!” You hating ass scumbags always talking out your ass with no shred of proof!!!

  • tha OG

    T.I need to drop the album

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  • MrNoName2K

    Iggy can get the whole 9 and a half on that Aussie ass…just sayin

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  • David Gonz


  • brotha_man

    TI past few albums have been wack..so ill stick with KRIT, Don Trip,yela wolf, slim thug, and Trae for my southern music

    • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      / excuse me you dropped this

      • brotha_man

        too much time on ur hands

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        know this random but my side bitch not pregnant


      • brotha_man

        whew! close call bro. next time u sleep wit ur mom use a condom, dumba$$

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        How is that possible when the woman is younger than me? Let me guess your going to insinuate that I am gay or have an underage girl ?? Don’t worry, the L is still yours to pick up!

      • brotha_man

        if by “L” u mean life, ill leave it on the ground for u to pick up, sucka

      • brotha_man

        sounds like somethings heavy on ur conscience. cuz idgaf

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        Nah, you and ur boyfriends in AHH are just that predictable. Go catchs AIDS! That way you can take away the L.

      • Guillaume Pilon

        he copied that comment from WSHH

      • Only because you hate pu$$y!

      • GQ


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  • Executive

    Dudes calling him a snitch with absolutely no evidence.

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  • Ain’t No Future In Yo Frontin’

    All these rappers always say ” I’m real” and ”this is regular sh!t”. Remember the gay song he did with Rihanna, saying he was gonna change his life into something positive after the whole thing with the feds? Just shows you how real he really is after something REAL went down. I thought that was regular sh!t T.I. … damn!

  • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ


    ☻/ “Yes your Honor, I’ll Tell on somebody!”

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  • Cloud Air

    sounds like he is pledging allegiance to the illuminati with his 666 concept

    i’ll pass

  • Pitty Pat w Friends

    “Let’s Play” Get it Friday