T.I. announces new album and drops visuals for “Ring”
Friday, Atlanta mogul and rapper T.I. celebrated his 40th birthday. The celebration of his birthday came with the announcement of a new album and the release of visuals for his latest single.
It’s been 2 years since T.I. dropped his tenth studio album The Dime Trap. The album was primarily focused on the legacy of T.I. and not the legend T.I. The new album which will be titled The Libra isn’t just a reference to his Zodiac sign, but it is an acronym for The Legend Is Back Running Atlanta.
Even though the Troubleman announced the title of the album, the release date was not revealed.
— T.I. (@Tip) September 25, 2020
Visuals for “Ring” with Young Thug
“Ring” was released through Tip’s Grand Hustle Records and EMPIRE on September 11. The track was the latest collab between him and Young Thug. The duo has worked together on other tracks such as 2014’s “I Need War” and 2018’s “The Weekend.”
The self-directed “Ring” visuals open up with a scene in which T.I. plays Young Thug’s therapist. Thugger tells T.I. how he “loves” the dark parts of his life. “This is quite a special case,” states the trap king as he snaps his fingers and the next segment of the video begins.
Check out the video below.
T.I. celebrates 40th birthday with family and friends
Born Clifford Harris Jr. but known to his fans as T.I., celebrated his 40th birthday in true Troubleman style. His wife and lifelong partner Tiny Harris shared in her IG stories a fully decorated home and local Atlanta singer Ayinde Sings serenading T.I. with the New Edition song “Can You Stand The Rain”.
Later that evening, many IG stories from family and friends show the rapper enjoying his 40th birthday at an undisclosed location. Again, DirtySouthHipHop wishes the “King of Trap Muzik” a Happy 40th Birthday!
Along with dropping new music, T.I. has been busy this year speaking out against social and racial injustice. He is even heading back to school this fall to teach the business of trap music at Clark Atlanta University alongside renowned hip-hop scholar Dr. Melva K. Williams.