T.I. has been hard at work on his new album, Paper Trail, which is due in stores in September. Recently he revealed to a Atlanta radio station that he has "ever so slightly" toned down the lyrics for his new album due to a newfound understanding that he has learned from his past year of troubles including talking to children about guns and drugs. "Not to a great deal or an extra degree of censorship, I'm just making sure this album is much more intelligently and artistically put together," T.I. said, continuing, "I'ma still get loose now. I'ma still do me. But you know when I was living the way I was living, I was rapping the way I was rapping … A lot of elements that were in my life no longer exist."
T.I. also said that Lil' Wayne, Diddy, Jay-Z and Nelly all reached out to support him during the rough last year. Young Jeezy even came to one of his bond hearings but T.I. said he spoke to Busta Rhymes and Eminem the most. "The only person I spoke to more than Busta was Eminem," he revealed. "Me and Eminem, we stayed in contact, stayed on the phone, making sure each other was doing good."
T.I. will be doing his first televised interview on BET tomorrow since pleading guilty on weapons charges. The interview will be on at 7:30 pm eastern time.