T.I. and Jeezy discuss Dope Boy Academy
Hip Hop music lovers get excited when artists consider or release a collaborative project with their fellow peers. When Jay-Z and Kanye West linked up to drop 2011’s Watch the Throne or rap veterans Method Man and Redman hooked up on 1995’s How High, which created classic records along with the film How High, which is a cult classic. Billboard caught up the King of the South T.I. aka Tip to see what is up with the highly anticipated album Dope Boy Academy with his Atlanta bredren Jeezy.
This is what he told Billboard “I just wanna go and get started,” he told Billboard on Monday (Nov. 27). “You know, me and Young, we tend to go back and forth because Young, he does a lot of contemplating, which is very good, because that’s how you come up with the best ideas, but I just move. I’m ready to go.”
T.I. announced back in 2014 that him and Jeezy plan on releasing Dope Boy Academy and Jeezy also gave some insight on the hold up as well. “I think at the time that we were really on it, I think he got busy and I went on tour,” he said. “You know, Tip’s my brother, and he’s always going to be. The one thing that I’m going to say about Tip is that he’s always going to have great ideas. So me and him threw a couple of things back and forth. He talked about an album, I talked about a movie, and we’ve just been back and forth about it ever since. He wants to do an album and I want to do a movie. So if we can do a movie with a soundtrack, I think we’re good.”
The Us or Else artist just released his Hustle Gang We Want Smoke that features Young Dro, Trae the Truth, and newcomers Tokyo Jetz, Translee, RaRa, & Rosi.
T.I. and Jeezy have collaborated on F.A.M.E. off Jeezy’s album and T.I.’s G Shit.