Exclusive: T.I. Fulfilled His Contractual Obligations With Atlantic, On The Verge Of Signing With Sony Records

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Back in December, multi-platinum selling rapper T.I. released his latest album, Trouble Man: Heavy Is The New Head which debuted at number two on the Billboard 200, with first-week sales of 179,000 copies in the United State. The Grammy Award winning rapper also fulfilled his contractual obligations with Atlantic Records when he dropped Trouble Man: Heavy Is The New Head. He is now a free agent and in the past, the Atlanta-native mentioned that he would like to finish his career at Atlantic Records but things may have changed. It is now being reported that T.I. had a meeting at Sony Records.

According to Sandra Rose , “According to my insider at Sony Records, rapper Tip “T.I.” Harris is on the verge of signing a new record deal with Sony. T.I., an artist on Atlantic Records since his 2001 debut LP, I’m Serious, left Atlantic’s lowball offer on the table and is considering offers from other major labels. According to my source, T.I. and Grand Hustle CEO Jason Geter met with the head honchos of Sony Records yesterday to discuss a “big deal” for T.I. The big names in the room included Doug Morris, Chairman & CEO of Sony Music Entertainment; Shawn “Tubby” Holiday, A&R Sony Music; Mark Pitts, President of Urban Music at RCA/Sony and founder of Bystorm Entertainment; and Peter Edge, CEO of Sony’s RCA Music Group. The discussions also included a distribution deal for Grand Hustle Records.”

I believe this story because Sandra Rose has a good relationship with T.I. and Tiny. I also think that this would be a good business decision on T.I.’s behalf.

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