T.I. last album, 2014's Paperwork, marked his last release through a major (Columbia). After leaving the label he gave us the independent release Da 'Nic EP as a warm-up to his forthcoming album, The Dime Trap.
Before that album arrives, T.I. is making some big moves. Today he announced a new distribution home with Roc Nation. Given his lengthy history with Jay Z, it's a move that makes sense.
It was also announced that T.I. is now the "newest artist owner" of TIDAL. He joins a long list of artists who have part ownership, including Kanye West, J. Cole, Usher, Nicki Minaj, and more. So, it seems we can expect T.I.'s 10th studio album to be a TIDAL exclusive like Rihanna and Kanye's latest ones.
Proud to be part of the @TIDALHiFi fam as the newest artist owner! #TIDALXTIP pic.twitter.com/2UFaFe9bAF— T.I. (@Tip) February 23, 2016