The heavyweight rapper duo are hooking up in the studio for a street album which is due to come out on January 1, 2012.
Instead of hyping his new studio album, T.I. prefers to promote his upcoming mixtape. The Atlanta rapper, who has just been out of jail, gives his devotees a look at behind the scene of the street album's creative process in a form of a new trailer.
The clip highlights one of his studio sessions with none other than powerhouse producer/rapper Dr. Dre. While the "Dead and Gone" hitmaker is seen laying his verses over some infectious beat in the studio booth, the "I Need a Doctor" MC is standing behind the mixing table.
The mixtape is confirmed to be released on New Year. "Breaking News! Its official...I'm puttin out a mixtape midnight Jan.1 2012 called #F*ckdacityup Wanna be the 1st thing yall hear nxt year," Tip once informed his Twitter followers about the due date.
In addition to that, he is also crafting a joint project with fellow Atlanta rapper B.o.B. Following the footsteps of Eminem & Royce da 5'9" and Kanye West & Jay-Z, they are reportedly making a duet CD under the title "The Man & The Martian".
Earlier before the announcement, he said, "I'm flirting with the idea of putting out a mixtape, and I haven't completely decided but that's definitely not for a lack of material. The problem is that when I do a mixtape, I dive all the way in. I put so much stuff on there [mixtapes] and people say'no! hold that for the album, but I put it on there anyway so I've got to really wrap my mind around that idea."