“Trouble Man: Heavy Is The Head,” the new album from Grand Hustle/Atlantic recording artist T.I., arrives in stores and online today. “Trouble Man: Heavy Is The Head” comes as the follow up to 2010’s RIAA Gold-certified album, “No Mercy.” “Trouble Man: Heavy Is The Head” features 16 blockbuster tracks including collaborations with an array of music’s A-listers from Lil Wayne, André 3000 and R. Kelly, to P!nk, CeeLo Green, A$AP Rocky, Meek Mill and Akon, with production from some of today’s hottest producers including Pharrell, No I.D., Jazze Pha, T-Minus, Lil C, DJ Toomp and more.
To celebrate the release of “Trouble Man: Heavy Is The Head,” BET’s 106 & Park is dedicating today’s entire episode to T.I., who is also slated to perform a special 30-minute set during the show (check local listings.) On the eve of the release of “Trouble Man: Heavy Is The Head,” the season finale of T.I.’s widely popular reality show, “T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle,” aired last night, with an encore of T.I.’s episode of “Behind The Music,” airing tomorrow Wednesday, December 19th on VH1 (check local listings.)
To enhance the true “Trouble Man: Heavy Is The Head” listening experience, fans can stream the entire album, watch videos, browse merch and more via the official Listening Party at www.trapmuzik.com/listeningparty. T.I. has continued to establish himself as a prominent figure online as well, with over 3 million followers on Twitter, over 17 million “likes” on Facebook, over 656,000 followers on Instagram and his official YouTube page has over 344 million total views.
In addition to music, T.I. has paralleled his success on both the big and small screen, the runways and in book stores. This past winter, T.I. opened his doors and allowed cameras full-access to give fans a look at T.I. the father, with his hit VH1 reality show, “T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle.” On the heels of the success of the “Family Hustle,” T.I. starred in the critically-acclaimed Starz series, BOSS, alongside Kelsey Grammer. This new role joins the rapper’s previous acting ventures, which includes a role in 2006’s ATL, as well as the #1 films American Gangster and Takers, the latter produced by T.I. himself through his production company, Grand Hustle Films. In February 2013, T.I. will star in his first comedic film role in Identity Thief, opposite Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy.
As if all this weren’t enough, T.I. added author to his resume when he released his first fiction novel, “Love & Beauty,” in September 2011 and the sequel, “Trouble & Triumph,” in September 2012. T.I. is also the founder of the hugely popular clothing line AKOO, featured in stores everywhere as well as online at www.akooclothingbrand.com.