T.I.‘s had enough of being the “King of the South” and he’s touting his next album — “Kill the King” — as the official funeral for his famous tagline!!!
TMZ Hip Hop chopped it up with T.I. this week and, for now, he’s adamant “Kill the King” will be his last solo album.
The ATL rap icon explains he adopted that regal label after hearing Mystikal refer to himself as “Prince of the South” on the 2001 album “Tarantula.” Tip says he spotted a void for the throne and claimed it.
He then got the blessings of legendary peers Outkast, Scarface, 8Ball and MJG … but Big Boi warned him the “Kang” title would come with a supersized can of worms, which T.I. admits it did.
The royal title sparked a short-lived beef with Ludacris‘ camp, among other debacles, and T.I. says he’s fully confident with deflating his own ego.
There’s no timetable to rush greatness, but he revealed Jermaine Dupri just blessed him with a banger so the album is coming along as we speak.
In addition to recording his last hurrah, T.I. has plenty of other projects in the works.
He recently signed on as a brand ambassador for Black-owned cannabis company, and is also looking ahead toward the 20th anniversary of his classic breakout album “Trap Muzik” … which will coincide with the Hip Hop 50th celebration in August.
For the 15th anniversary, T.I. and Grand Hustle debuted the now monumental, Trap Museum in Atlanta, but he’s keeping details for the upcoming celebration under wraps for now.
Farewell to tha Kang … bish!!!
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