As the world continues to try very, very hard to forgive T.I. for his participation in the rise of Iggy Azalea, the Hustle Gang impresario is busy dropping the press gauntlet surrounding his appearance alongside a pint-sized Paul Rudd in Ant-Man. In a recent interview with MovieWeb, T.I. briefly deviated from the ant-centered discussion to provide an update on his forthcoming tenth (tenth!) album:
"My tenth album, The Dime Trap, I'm working on it. I just released the first teaser from it yesterday and it's going to be an extension or a continuation of the vibe from Trap Muzik. I feel like, when you've done hits like "Whatever You Like" and "Dead and Gone," when you do those mainstream kind of "Blurred Lines"-ish kind of records, you don't go and try to top "Blurred Lines." You just come to a whole new element, bring it back down and build the process back over again. I'm breaking it all down, back to the element of where my music first began to interest people, and build it all over again."
Once dubbed one of the most influential artists of the 00s by Billboard, T.I.'s prolific output has yielded three Grammys and a multifaceted platform often emulated by his peers. Paperwork, his most recent album, featured some proper Pharrell Williams productions assists and warranted a slew of moderately ubiquitous singles — including "No Mediocre" and "Private Show."
A Paul Rudd cameo on The Dime Trap would, in my opinion, make nothing but absolute perfect sense.