T.I. Parts Way With Columbia Records


T.I. has left Columbia Records, after releasing just one project there.

The Atlanta rapper dropped a new EP this week, entitled Da' Nic, independently through Grand Hustle Records, and is prepping his next full-length project, The Dime Trap.

"Having just exited my deal at Columbia, I was a rogue artist, busting creativity, just waiting to put music in the marketplace," TIP told HITS Daily Double. "So while I'm sorting out my next situation, I'm blessed enough to be able to control my destiny and put music out as quickly as I want to, and was able to release a TIP album, which I had wanted to do for a long time."

T.I.'s last project on Columbia Records was 2014's Paperwork. His previous seven albums were released through Atlantic Records.