Atlanta rapper T.I., the self-proclaimed King of the South, recently unveiled plans to launch a new unnamed clothing line.
“I’m working on my fashion line right now; we’re just looking for the appropriate distributor to team up with,” T.I. told AllHipHop.com.
“I’m stepping into another industry that I really don’t know much about. [So] I just keep doing what I do. I individualize [myself] from others but continue to give them what I think they may like to wear and what I would like to wear and just keep giving to my fan base.”
Although the particulars have not been finalized, including the name of the line, T.I. assures that his collection will rank amongst those with a more grown-up appeal.
“My fashion would be considered upscale urban,” he says. “It will be [in] competition with Sean John and Ralph Lauren–the big boys.”
T.I.’s fourth album, King, is slated to hit stores March 28, three days before his film debut in ATL.
The album features appearances by UGK, Jamie Foxx, Young Jeezy, Young Buck, Pharrell Williams, and P$C, among others.