His last album, King, outsold every other rap record released last year. Can T.I. repeat the feat with his forthcoming 5th LP, T.I. vs. T.I.P., due out July 3 via Grand Hustle/Atlantic.
The lead single is a toss up between the Mannie Fresh-laced "Big Things Poppin’" and "Show It to Me," a club track that will feature Nelly.
T.I. raps in two personas throughout the album: that of himself, and of his alter ego, T.I.P. "It’s basically a battle within myself," he told Billboard back in December. "There’s not nobody out there doing what I do as well as I do it, so I see myself as worthy competition for myself."