T.I. has teamed up with Dr. Dre for a new single called “Dope” featuring Marsha Ambrosius. The track, which samples Aaliyah’s 2001 hit “Rock the Boat,” is set to appear on the rapper’s upcoming tenth studio album, The Dime Trap.
TIP also dropped an accompanying video on Tidal that includes cameos from Travis Scott, Big Sean, Nelly and others. Watch it above and download “Dope” on DJcity.
A jury has ruled that Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams, and T.I.’s hit “Blurred Lines” copied Marvin Gaye’s 1977 song “Got to Give It Up.” Thicke and Williams will pay the Gaye family a total of $7.4 million in copyright damages.
The ruling came after a two-week trial that included testimony from Thicke’s ex-wife Paula Patton and an in-court piano performance by Thicke himself. It was revealed that Thicke and Williams each made over $5 million on “Blurred Lines.”
According to Billboard, “To demonstrate copyright infringement, Busch instead leaned on the musicologists, who testified of similarities in signature phrases, hook, keyboard-bass interplay, lyrics and theme of the songs. Although ‘Blurred Lines’ was the primary ticket, the Gaye family also attempted to prove that Thicke’s ‘Love After War’ was an infringement of Gaye’s ‘After the Dance’ too.”
Billboard also reported that during his closing statement, Thicke and Williams’ attorney Howard King warned the jury about artistic freedom. “The wrong decision here will stifle musicians and the record companies that finance them [in signifying] that you cannot honor a genre, a style or a groove,” he said. “This is more important than money. This affects the creativity of young musicians.”
Listen to “Blurred Lines” and “Got to Give It Up” below.
Grammy-winning producer-singer The-Dream has delivered visuals for “That’s My Sh#t” — his new single featuring T.I. The track was the eighth most-downloaded on DJcity in January and is currently a favorite of club DJs across the US.
With the release of his Paperwork album last week, T.I. stopped by Power 105.1’s “The Breakfast Club” to catch up and discuss the project. The legendary Atlanta rapper spoke candidly on a number of topics, including his recent trip to Africa, acting in the upcoming movie Ant-Man, Iggy Azalea and Snoop Dogg’s beef, and more.
If you enjoy bass and handclaps then Grandtheft’s official remix of T.I.’s Iggy Azalea-assisted banger “No Medicore” might be for you. The original was the 16th most-downloaded track on DJcity in June and the Toronto native’s twerk rework increases it by about five BPM.
Grandtheft has been killing it this year. His remix of Calvin Harris’ “Summer” with Diplo has received over five million SoundCloud plays and his collaboration with Keys N Krates, “Keep It 100,” has amassed over one million.
With the release of his ninth studio album nearly a month away, T.I. visits Mr. Peter Parker from Washington DC’s WPGC 95.5 to discuss “About The Money” — his acclaimed collaboration with Atlanta newcomer, Young Thug. The song was produced by London on da Track and serves as the second single from “Paperwork: The Motion Picture.”
With four tracks in Billboard’s Hot 100 chart and millions of online plays, it’s safe to say Iggy Azalea is one of the hottest musicians in the world right now.
During a recent interview with Power 106’s Big Boy’s Neighborhood, T.I., who signed the Australian rapper back in 2012, spoke about his first encounter with her, how he knew she was destined to become a superstar, and the strategy he took in developing her.
“I knew [that] with the proper planning and execution of skills, the sky was the limit for her.”
T.I.’s latest single, “No Mediocre,” features a verse from Azalea and was the #16 most-downloaded track on DJcity in June.