T.I. Praises Young Thug For Expressing More Gratitude Than His Own Artists


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Jeffery “Young Thug” Williams is presently in legal purgatory as he awaits his RICO trial in Georgia. Meanwhile, Grand Hustle Records co-founder Tip “T.I.” Harris shows appreciation for the incarcerated rapper in a new interview.

The N.O.R.E.-hosted Drink Champs podcast teased a new episode featuring T.I. that will premiere on Revolt on Thursday. During the conversation, the self-proclaimed King of the South spoke about Young Thug.

T.I. reflected on a conversation he had with Thugger. The two Atlanta natives worked together on the 2014 single “About The Money” which lives on Tip’s Paperwork album. The song earned a Gold plaque from the RIAA.

“[Young Thug was] like, ‘Bro, you were the first major artist to rock with me, to believe in me,'” said T.I. on Drink Champs. “‘About The Money’ – that was a major look for him. At least, according to him. He just always expressed his gratitude. That’s more than I received from a lot of my own artists on my label that I had a hand in their career.”

Grand Hustle has signed acts such as Travis Scott, Meek Mill, Young Dro, B.o.B, Trae tha Truth, Killer Mike, Iggy Azalea, Yung L.A., P$C, and Doe B. The record company has released dozens of music projects over the last twenty years.

“He’s a real good dude,” added T.I. about Young Thug. “Everything that’s going around bruh, I think it’s a test. It’s a test, and it’s gonna become his testimony. All he gotta do is continue to stand tall and stay solid, and I believe God’s gonna work everything out.”

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