UPDATE (9/21/15): Here's some new info on T.I.'s departure from Columbia Records and decision to go indie. According to a source familiar with the situation, T.I. fulfilled his one-album deal with Columbia and both parties were satisfied with Paperwork. There was an option to renew his contract with the label, but they mutually decided not to and there's no bad blood between them.
See original story from 9/21/15 below.
T.I. and his Grand Hustle imprint signed to Columbia Records in 2013, but it looks like they’ve reportedly parted ways just after two years.
Tip ended his 10-year contract with Atlantic Records to move to Columbia. “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,” he said in a press release at the time. “Nothing but love, respect and appreciation for Doug Morris, Rob Stringer and the entire staff.”
This week, Tip was in New York City for a press run promoting his new EP, Da’ Nic, which released independently through Grand Hustle and Empire Distribution. In an interview with HitsDailyDouble, he revealed that he has left Columbia and currently sorting out his new label home.
"Having just exited my deal at Columbia, I was a rogue artist, busting creativity, just waiting to put music in the marketplace," he says. "So while I'm sorting out my next situation, I'm blessed enough to be able to control my destiny and put music out as quickly as I want to, and was able to release a TIP album, which I had wanted to do for a long time."
Although there isn’t any confirmation from Columbia, Tip is removed from the website’s artist page.
T.I. only released one album under Columbia, which was last year’s Paperwork executive produced by Pharrell. In 2015, he's working on his tenth studio LP, The Dime Trap, due out soon, and has confirmed working with Dr. Dre on a few songs.