T.I. had an interview with himself yesterday and posted on it his website. He talked about how his jail stint changed him as a man and how his upcoming album could be a reflection of that.
“I’m happy to be home. I feel better than I’ve ever felt. I learned a lot, grew a lot. Now, I think it’s time to put all that to good use.”
“I didn’t write too much. People might have thought I was doing a lot of writing, but I didn’t write that much. I didn’t get a lot of time to. It was a lot of activity around me, so I really wasn’t motivated to create.”
“I want to maintain the level of success I’ve been fortunate enough to do over and over again over the years. This album is different in many ways. I think that Paper Trail was a lot more about thoughts; this is more about feelings. This is significantly more aggressive, or at least at this period in production. Who knows? I can do 10 love songs tomorrow and change the direction. At this point, right now, it’s going hard. It’s going hard like classic T.I.”