T.I. and his label Grand Hustle have linked with Columbia Records and signed a joint record deal. There has been a lot of speculations on where T.I. will end up after his 10 year contract with Atlantic Records ended earlier in the year. Mega producer Pharrell has been set to executive produce the Atlanta rappers first album under Columbia which is slated to be released next year. Check out the press release below.
“We’re very excited to welcome T.I. to the Columbia family. With his massive US success and career history, we are going to make him an even bigger superstar on a global level.” – Rob Stringer, Chairman/CEO Columbia Records
“I’m honored to be partners with such a successful, passionate and creative conglomerate like Columbia Records, who respects and supports the vision of their artist and partners. Nothing but love, respect & appreciation for Doug Morris, Rob Stringer and the entire staff. Also, a special thank you to my big bruh, Sk8board P, for always believing in me and also executive producing my upcoming project.”- T.I.
“We’re excited to be in business with Columbia Records and it’s team of leadership. I’m now looking forward to spreading our music on a global level.”- Jason Geter, Grand Hustle (2DBZ)