One of the records is a Latin-infused banger titled “Jefe,” featuring Meek Mill. The Bangladesh-produced cut finds the rappers reaffirming their boss status with braggadocious lines about money, cars, designer labels, and sex.
“I'm in Balenci', Laurent, and Givenchy, my pockets on Benji and she in Dior/Flex on the ‘Gram just to look like you got it, but really you broke,” Meek spits in the first verse. “Since suckas pop shit on their Twitter, like killers and really get smoked/Know niggas that used to be trappers on Twitter just telling these jokes.”
Tip also joined forces with fellow Southern rapper Yo Gotti on the hard-hitting record “Wraith.” The track, just like “Jefe,” is full of cocky lines; however, this time, the bars are delivered over a trap-heavy beat courtesy of Scott Storch.
You can check out “Jefe” and “Wraith” now on Apple Music/iTunes as well as Spotify.
These new songs come after a major announcement: T.I. has signed with Epic Records. Tip previously signed a distribution deal with Roc Nation, and prior to that, he was on Columbia Records until 2015.
This latest venture means The Dime Trap will be slated for a release in 2018. T.I. has been teasing the album for several years, claiming it would serve as an extension of his 2003 effort Trap Muzik.
“The Dime Trap, I'm working on it […] It’s going to be an extension or a continuation of the vibe from Trap Muzik,” he told MovieWeb in 2015. “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.”