For a while Tip has been mulling over whether to stay at his longtime label Atlantic or take his talents somewhere else. Well it seems that he's chosen the latter and has moved he and his Grand Hustle stable over to Columbia Records. Tip - who is working on his next album with both Timbaland and DJ Toomp - will release the project under the new umbrella sometime next year.
And now, the prerequisite written-out statements from both parties:
“We’re very excited to welcome T.I. to the Columbia family. With his massive US success and career history, we are going to make him an even bigger superstar on a global level.” – Rob Stringer, Chairman/CEO Columbia Records
“I'm honored to be partners with such a successful, passionate and creative conglomerate like Columbia Records, who respects and supports the vision of their artist and partners. Nothing but love, respect & appreciation for Doug Morris, Rob Stringer and the entire staff. Also, a special thank you to my big bruh, Sk8board P, for always believing in me and also executive producing my upcoming project.”- T.I.
“We're excited to be in business with Columbia Records and it's team of leadership. I'm now looking forward to spreading our music on a global level.”- Jason Geter, Grand Hustle
Congrats to Tip, et al. (though I know they won't see this).