Grammy-winning rapper T.I. took it personal offense to media reporting a connection between hip-hop and the suspects responsible for this week’s Boston bombings. T.I. told TMZ he has no connection to the hip hop website frequented by dead Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev … a site that prominently featured the rapper’s mug. T.I. had no idea his pictures were posted — he’d never even HEARD of Real-HipHop.com — and he’s upset that the hip hop genre is now connected to the bombers. “Hip hop narrates the activity and conditions of our culture,” he tells us. “It doesn’t create them.” T.I. is frustrated: “Hip hop ain’t never been about hurting innocent people,” T.I. said. He feels Boston “was a horrible tragedy and my prayers go out to the families involved.” “Hip hop ain’t never been about hurting innocent people,” T.I. said. “[The bombing] was a horrible tragedy and my prayers go out to the families involved.”
T.I. and Tiny will bring their family life back to VH1. The Kang and his brood are set to reclaim their TV spot, with season three of the reality show, T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle, next month.
Hip-Hop DX reports:
Atlanta, Georgia star rapper T.I. and wife Tameka “Tiny” Harris have announced a third season of their Vh1 reality show, “T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle.” The latest behind the scenes look at the life, marriage and parenthood for the celebrity couple will begin April 8 at 10pm EST. According to a Vh1 press release, Season 3 emphasizes Tiny, a longtime member of Xscape, in her latest music pursuit. Tiny is working with acts OMG Girlz! and French Kiss, as T.I. celebrates his recent music and acting comeback, largely from 2012′s Trouble Man: Heavy Is The Hand album.
The father of six has remained busy since being released from prison. Having just dropped an album late last year, Tip is already working on his follow-up, Trouble Man: He Who Wears the Crown, which he said is “70 %” done.
After months of delays, T.I.’s highly anticipated albumTrouble Man: Heavy is the Head has finally hit record stores. Now, in a recent interview with XXL, the King of the South discusses the one collaboration that never made the final cut of his eighth solo album. According to Tip, Jay-Z was expected to be featured on one of the songs featured on Trouble Man titled “G Season.” Although Jay was unable to jump on the Cardiak-produced track, T.I. was ultimately able to secure a verse from MMG newcomer Meek Mill.
“I asked Jay to get on ['G Season'],” he said. “I sent word to Jay-Z, I asked him to get on it. I know he had a lot of shit going on, so he never got around to it. I finally ran into Meek in the club—we was at, when Kanye did that thing at the post office about five, six weeks ago. We was there together and I was like, Hey, man, I got something I want you to do. We left there, got something to eat, then we went to Just Blaze’s studio in Harlem and laid the shit down right there.”