Despite just releasing his new Paperwork album, T.I. continues to look to the future. Specifically, his next album, which he says is already finished.
In an interview with Life+Times, the ATL rap star details the projects to follow Paperwork, which is the first in a series of three, followed by and will be followed by The Return and Love & Liability.
While discussing The Return, TIP says the project will be “the closest thing to Trap Muzik (his platinum-selling 2003 LP)” that people have heard… referring to it as the “gangster version” of Kanye West’s 2008 project, 808s & Heartbreak.
“It’s the journey of, but it’s also bigger than him,” T.I. said of Paperwork. “It’s like a motherf*cker was almost born into it. It’s certain applications of skill and certain manifestations that must take place for it to really come into fruition, but the tools or the foundation was already put out there by his daddy, his granddaddy, his uncles, his momma, etc. It was ordained. That’s the theme of Paperwork.
“The second one is called The Return and it’s going to be the closest thing to Trap Muzik I think people have seen,” he continued. “It’s going to be unapologetic, straight up gangster sh*t. The third one, Love & Liability, is the story of a young man, who is a solid cat, but his heart finds him in relationships with people who he probably shouldn’t be in relationships with, because of the people they’re in relationships with. It’s a gangster version of 808s & Heartbreak. So those are the three sections. Paperwork is just the first.”