After dealing with Atlantic Records for more than a decade, Atlanta rapper T.I. is taking his Grand Hustle stable of talent to another major label. It was recently announced that T.I. signed a distribution deal with Columbia Records, which is the home of Beyonce and John Legend.
Believe it or not, the deal came to pass because of Pharrell Williams. Sk8board P pushed for T.I. to sign with Columbia and urged Columbia to enter into the partnership.Williams is also set to executive produce the King of the South’s next album, which will be his ninth. Besides working with Pharrell, Tip has also logged studio time with DJ Toomp and Timbaland.
The Chairman/CEO of Columbia Records Rob Stringer said of the new partnership, “We’re very excited to welcome T.I. to the Columbia family. With his massive U.S. success and career history, we are going to make him an even…
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