DJ MLK, the deejay for Atlanta rapper T.I., shed some light on an upcoming collaborative project that will reportedly consist of a trio of Atlanta rappers. Among the rappers DJ MLK says will be on the project are T.I., Jeezy, and Rocko.
He revealed the news of the album while speaking with HipHopSince1987.com, but did not share any added details on the project.
"[I’m not] supposed to do this, but fuck it. Y’all about to hear a project—I don’t know when it’s coming out,” DJ MLK said. “I don’t know when it’s coming out, but you heard it here first. T.I., you got Jeezy, and you got Rocko. It’s gonna be an album. It’s gonna be those three guys…Y’all stay tuned. Y’all gonna see some advertisements on it. But you heard it first, man.”
DJ MLK also addressed T.I.’s upcoming album, Paperwork, which he’ll serve as second A&R for. He says the album, T.I.’s ninth studio LP, will consist of components from past projects including I’m Serious, Trap Musik, and King.
“I’m the second A&R for his album Paperwork coming soon,” he said. “I manage one producer. But I’ve been helping him with pretty much the arrangements of it, the direction of it. You know what I’m saying? Some of the features…This album is gonna be some I’m Serious, some Trap Musik, some of the King project.”
T.I. recently spoke on his upcoming album during an interview with Hot 97 earlier this month. According to the Hustle Gang helmsman, he’s had to narrow the songs on the album down from 250 initial tracks.
“I have narrowed those 250 down to the best 25," he said. "5 extras are for international releases [and additional releases]...I want to narrow that 25 down to 20. Of that 20, I want to take six records at the top, six records in the middle, six records at the end, with two records as intermissions to the three. And I would like to shoot a movie that consists of three short stories, and the three short stories will connect these...records."