T.I. Ends Relationship With Atlantic Records, Now a Independent Artist! [Details]

Rucuss staffJuly 5, 2013

Atlanta rapper T.I. is going back to the basics.

After 10 years and seven albums with Atlantic Records, T.I. has ended his relationship with the label. He decided to go the independent route after a deal with Sony Records fell through.

But this is not new territory for Tip. The Family Hustle star began his career as an independent artist before signing his first record contract with LaFace Records.

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MTV reports:

The Grand Hustle boss completed his obligation to the major with last year’s Trouble Man: Heavy is the Head and for now, he’s just enjoying the success he’s having with his current single with Lil Wayne before moving on to the next one.

“I got a record out now, me and Wayne,’ Wit Me,’ doing numbers every week, increasing on iTunes, increasing on Billboard top 100, so … I’m just continuing to push. Right now I’m an independent artist,” he told MTV News about the dynamic duo’s rising one-off banger. The song, which comes with a fast cars, hot women and cop-evading video directed by Phillyflyboy comes just as the pair are planning to hit the road together for a summer amphitheater tour?.

“It’s a lot of work, man, it’s a lot of resources to be dedicated to it,” T.I. said of being back in control of his destiny. “But at the end of the day I think it’s worth it. It put me back into mind of where we were after ‘I’m Serious,’ where we had to put our own funds and resources into [2003’s] Trap Muzik … I think that led to a beautiful situation … and I think right now we’re just working to reach another beautiful situation.”

Photos via Billboard

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