The King of the South Gets His CRWN

November 5, 2014 1:36 PM

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The King of the South Gets His CRWN

Anyone who's a fan of hip-hop automatically knows that when someone mentions the King of the South, it is T.I. It's hard to imagine, but T.I signed his first major record deal back in 1999 with Arista records. A former crack dealer from Bankhead, Georgia, it would be an understatement to say he has come a long way. Few people ever achieve the levels of success T.I has had, and even fewer get to have the longevity of his career. His most recent album, Paperwork, which released on October 21st, was his 9th studio album. He has sold millions of records, signed the immensely popular Iggy Azalea, released a successful clothing line, has continually been on Forbes Hip-Hop Cash Kings list since it started in 2007, and has a successful reality TV show, Family Hustle. This past week he was a guest on Elliot Wilson's CRWN series, and I got a chance to sit down with him before he went up to see what's going on with the Rubber Band Man.

"I have a new partnership with Columbia Records. It's not a deal I signed, as some people believe, but a true partnership. Paperwork to me man, the word by definition is the certification of things that are authentic. Me being an artist of authenticity, making music that is authentic, I feel that it...

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