Rapper, businessman, activist, reality TV show star Clifford ‘T.I.’ Harris put in some serious work for Dime Trap. The Atlanta rapper revealed that he has recorded over 100 songs for the album during an interview on Big Boy’s Neighborhood. T.I. said that the LP is almost done, but he’s having trouble selecting what tracks will make the cut.
“I think the most difficult thing is figuring out which record to put out,” T.I. said. “You know, which records to put in sequence which will actually make the album. Cause you know after making so many records… We probably have 100 and some change.”
T.I. explained that he still has to decide what direction to take on Dime Trap, which will be released through Roc Nation.
“I have to pick… Let’s say 12 to 16 records out of that,” he said. “I think that’s the most difficult cause you have to figure out what’s the tone. What’s the tone of the project? What’s the message? And how you want to present that energy. And they all like my kids.”
The “Motivation” rapper was also asked about his longevity in the rap game. T.I. laid out a few of the factors that have helped stay around in the evolving hip-hop landscape.
“It’s sincerity, It’s the ability to relate and like she said, consistency. You have to connect with the people. Continue to connect with the people and realize what it is that allows you to connect with ’em. And beyond that, staying in touch and in tune with what’s going on in the community so you can always have a direct line to the appetite for the streets out there.” T.I.