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T.I. Eyeing $75 Million Record Deal?

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ti 2013 e1358535209914 T.I. Eyeing $75 Million Record Deal?

When not incarcerated T.I. has spent the last few years sharpening his business savvy. And while much of that process has revolved around building his Grand Hustle roster and venturing into television, it appears his own music career is still top priority. So much so that the 32 year old is reportedly shopping for a new $75 million record deal.

Details after the jump…

TMZ are reporting that the aspiring mogul has reached the end of his 10 album deal with current home Atlantic Records and is looking to “explore his options” – be that staying put with a blockbuster deal (as outlined below) or shopping that deal elsewhere.

The said package is said to include:

- 3 albums
- 10-20 percent of publishing, touring, merchandise, film and TV rights
- Corporate endorsement deals
- Exclusive signing of all Grand Hustle artists

Somewhat astronomical for an artist whose last album, ‘Trouble Man’, only sold 179,000 first week in the US last month, T.I.P reportedly still has interest from the likes of Dr. Dre - who asked him to join him over at Interscope. While, Jay-Z is allegedly keen to bring the King Of The South over to Roc Nation. As at writing, TMZ assert that Sony Music have put a $50 million offer on the table.

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While much of this reads like a ploy from Team T.I to influence whatever negotiations are on-going, it certainly makes for compelling debate. Like, is T.I. actually worth a $75 Million deal in 2013?

Your thoughts?

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46 Comments

  1. January 18, 2013 at 2:16 pm
    MrTooIncredible says:
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    Ashanti and T.I are dating !

    • January 18, 2013 at 2:45 pm
      RICHANDBLACK11 says:
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      ummm no boo get you facts str8

    • January 18, 2013 at 6:49 pm
      CHUDDS says:
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      Sweetie, T.I. has been married to Tameka ‘Tiny’ Cottle-Harris for YEARS.

      • January 18, 2013 at 7:39 pm
        PSA (FAF) says:
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        *f****** DEAD*

        and DEAD !! @ U getting thumbs up.. I CANT !

        dklfjldas;jdlafj d

  2. January 18, 2013 at 2:18 pm
    pat says:
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    think that’s asking too much…not like he or any of his artists are THAT hot, but if u find a dummy…bump their head TIP

  3. January 18, 2013 at 2:19 pm
    White Girl Mob says:
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    f*** this N-I-G-G-E-R!!!

    HES SUCH A HASBEEN KREAYSHAWN NEEDS TO BE SIGNED TO A 75 MILLION DALLOR CONTRACT SHES THE BEST FEMALE MC IN THE GAME SHE MAKE NICKI MINAJ LOOK LIKE KESHA BRO!!

    • January 18, 2013 at 2:25 pm
      CBE says:
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      Lets first see if Kreayflop can move more then 5000 copies before giving her any type of Mega – deal…LMAO! that b**** should just become a porn star sell crack or something.

      • January 18, 2013 at 2:40 pm
        White Girl Mob says:
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        MAN n**** YO MOMS IS A f****** PORNSTAR DOGG NOW STFU & COP THAT KREAY CD

    • January 18, 2013 at 2:32 pm
      WTF says:
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      oh god, youre still here. boo kreayshawn works in walmart now go stan for her there.

      • January 18, 2013 at 2:39 pm
        White Girl Mob says:
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        MAN f*** YOU!!! YOUR A WORTHLESS n***** THAT AINT GOOD FOR s*** BESIDES PICKING COTTON & SMELLING LIKE s***

    • January 18, 2013 at 2:57 pm
      TYLER* says:
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      YOU CRACK ME UP!!!

      HAVE YOU NOTICED THAT YOU ARE THE ONLY KREYSHAWN SUPPORTER OUT THERE?

      YOU KNOW THAT RIGHT?

      LIKE NAME SOMEONE ELSE THAT ACTUALLY STANS FOR HER… NAME ANOTHER BLOG… OR ANY BLOG OF THAT MATTER THAT ACTUALLY BLOGS ABOUT HER OR SHOWS ANYTHING THAT GOES ON IN HER LIFE…… I’LL WAIT….

      BUT SERIOUSLY ANSWER… DON’T TRY TO IGNORE THE QUESTION BY THROWING OUT NON-INSULTING RACIAL SLURS… BUT SERIOUSLY ANSWER THE QUESTION….

      AGAIN I’LL WAIT…..

    • January 18, 2013 at 4:36 pm
      Britbutnotproud says:
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      Can’t you wait until April fools daybto drop this joke? You are joking right?

  4. January 18, 2013 at 2:21 pm
    CBE says:
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    Like I mentioned countless times…360 deals are becoming a way of life in the industry but people always want to debate you on some obvious s***, good luck to him though.

    I hope when CB’s contract ends with RCA he doesnt go to Roc nation but IDJ will want him especially now that his manager works there, Columbia or Universal is the way kid.

    • January 18, 2013 at 3:56 pm
      mob: That chick Nina Simone says:
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      What’s IDJ? I would like CB to get the hell away from RCA. He was simply grandfathered to them from JIVE Records. The way they pushed his CD back from May to Jully whcih killed all the momentum he had: In 1 week he would have had the opening of his Toy Line, 1st rt Show his 23rd bithrday culminating in the release of his 5h studio CD. The plan was well laid but RCA killed it.

      Alantic Records will also make a play for him now that a few of his acts on the CBE label have contracts with Alantic (i.e. Se7en). I don’t know where he should go but RCA has got to go…………………

      • January 18, 2013 at 4:50 pm
        CBE says:
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        IDJ, Island Def Jam…

        I dont like them much but Rihanna, Justin bieber are getting loads of promo and their distribution, marketing is A – list level. The reason I dont like them is they are too “illuminati driven” if that makes sense…an artist has to be used to influence the minds of kids in certain way…sure other artists in different labels its the same but its less blatant and obvious…IDJ i guess is the most Mainstream label you could come across, Jayz’s Roc nation is under IDJ and Khanye is signed here also and I dont want chris mixing with these backstabbing devil worshipers…if Chris has to go super mainstream he will have to sell his soul but I want him to go to a prominet label were he will be the focus, Columbus(Adele,Beyonce are competition) but being the third biggest artist wouldnt be bad his young, Universal has the whole young money crew and Katy perry(Capitol Records) this a second option…Interscope is good with Gaga,50 cent etc but they arent known for artist investment & giving creative freedom.

      • January 18, 2013 at 6:51 pm
        CHUDDS says:
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        Rihanna and Justin Bieber also have massive budgets. Millions of albums, singles, and concert tickets sold.

  5. January 18, 2013 at 2:26 pm
    JAKE says:
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    No “WHITE OWNED, CORPORATE” record label in the United States of America will be giving a three time convicted felon(Black Rapper) such a grand deal.

    Its sad but its the truth.

    When MJ and JJ got their deals, similar to this, they were the King and Queen of mqinstream music. T.I – Not so much.

    NEXT ・・・

    Kiii.

    • January 18, 2013 at 3:00 pm
      TYLER* says:
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      I CAN’T SAY THAT’S TRUE…. LET US LOOK AT 50 CENT AND THE GAME

      THEY GOT IT.

      • January 18, 2013 at 3:38 pm
        mob: That chick Nina Simone says:
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        Let’s also look at all the money White Owned Corproate America gives the Hollywood DRUG DEALERS, DRUG ADDICITS, WIFE BEATERS (Charlie Sheen is still 1 of the highest yet has a 20 yr history of beating wives, gfs, hoes), and CHILD m******** (Jerry Seinfeld at 35 screwing 17yr old high school student Shoshawna yet made 5 million an episode OR Roman Pollanski drugged, raped and sodimized at 13yr old girl, was convicted but fled to Europe to escape jail time. He has received 6 Oscars over the 34 years “ON THE RUN”).

      • January 18, 2013 at 7:41 pm
        PSA (FAF) says:
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        I wouldn’t be so sure, hon

        White america loves to see black men in prison ! T.I celebrates negativity then gets on TV & talks like a pastor !

        Not here for it!!** Kii

  6. January 18, 2013 at 2:26 pm
    An0thrDream says:
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    Of course he is! He has a whole catelogue of hits, even though this past album didnt do as great 179, 000 is still a hell of a lotta album for someone that didnt release a strong single. Plus his acting skills and influence is pretty strong

  7. January 18, 2013 at 2:29 pm
    the real xoxo says:
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    More over-inflated figures made up by Grand Hustle PR.

  8. January 18, 2013 at 2:33 pm
    SHA (I have DESTROYED Rita WhOra now PAIGE THOMAS) says:
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    Who the f*** is TI he damn sure aint selling Mariah Michael or Janet numbers LOL the delusion so far up his ass he cant see reality!!!!

    • January 18, 2013 at 2:38 pm
      Beyonce husband says:
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      GIRL MARIAH DON’T SELL ANYMORE? SO WHAT YOU MEAN?

      • January 18, 2013 at 3:01 pm
        TYLER* says:
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        EXACTLY!

        LIKE HOW MUCH DID HER LAST ALBUM SELL??

        11K

        OR WAIT WHAT DID HER LAST SINGLE DO? DID IT CHART?

      • January 18, 2013 at 3:16 pm
        Deal says:
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        MC sold over 200M ww so don’t even try it regardless of how sh’e doing today you mothafuckas need to fall back into a ditch yall must be kids im sure of it

      • January 18, 2013 at 6:20 pm
        Touché says:
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        @ Beyonce’s husband, What does it matter, she sold more than Beyonce’s solo and DC sales combined so don’t even.

        @Tyler, According to Billboard, it charted on the Dance/Club play song chart, nice try though.

      • January 18, 2013 at 7:42 pm
        PSA (FAF) says:
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        Didn’t janet have a 80mil deal ?

        Why would they give f****** T.I 75 mil?

        This aint 2006, girl !

  9. January 18, 2013 at 2:37 pm
    Beyonce husband says:
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    ALL THESE WHITE PEOPLE JUST COMMENTED AND HATE JUST NOW… AND THE RECORD LABEL PEOPLE IS WHITE…. CONGRATS TO TI…..

  10. January 18, 2013 at 2:47 pm
    RICHANDBLACK11 says:
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    Get that money baby ….I LOVE T.I HE CAN MOS DEF GET IT , AND MY WETT WETT IS BETTER THAN TINY OPPS

    • January 19, 2013 at 9:21 am
      100 MILLION ALBUMS SOLD!!! GOOGLE IT b****** IF YOUR A BITTER BEY!! says:
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      YOU DONT HAVE A WET WET f**!!! ONLY US WHO ARE BORN A REAL QUEEN DOES!!

  11. January 18, 2013 at 3:02 pm
    Jer says:
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    Maybe if it was 2008

  12. January 18, 2013 at 3:13 pm
    speechless says:
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    Sam what do you know about the industry? This man has hit music, movies and a tv show to his name!! How is he NOT worth it? Has this been someone like Drake you’d be on the next plane to the US to kiss his feet! Stop being bias!

  13. January 18, 2013 at 3:26 pm
    mob: That chick Nina Simone says:
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    “is T.I. actually worth a $75 Million deal in 2013?”

    NOPE! I like T.I. but come now. How much did his last CD sell, 175k when his contemporaries ae going damn near Gold during thier 1st week. Anyway, good luck “Ghost”! LOL :-)

  14. January 18, 2013 at 3:29 pm
    Together Again (Beyonce's Weave) says:
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    LMAO really TI really??? What’s that saying again? You’re only as hot as your last hit and honey, you haven’t had one in years.

  15. January 18, 2013 at 4:08 pm
    Gary C says:
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    Good luck to T.I.

    He’s really going to have to deliver if he’s getting paid that much.
    Hard to do with physical sales and illegal downloads having such an impact on the industry.

    If he tours hard and markets his brand well (commercially) then he could recoup most (maybe even all) the investment. Tough times though.

  16. January 18, 2013 at 4:42 pm
    Britbutnotproud says:
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    Guys its not just about selling records its all about branding and Ti is a brand so what he is asking isn’t an unrealistic figure.

    • January 18, 2013 at 7:48 pm
      PSA (FAF) says:
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      TI is not no damn brand ! Name one thing he’s done besides acting & music that hasn’t flopped ?
      -cologne?
      -clothing line?

      • January 18, 2013 at 8:36 pm
        I LOVE RIHANNA!!! says:
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        Um ti clothing line is akoo and his own record label: grand hustle music so b**** he is more of a brand than nicki flopa!!!

      • January 18, 2013 at 9:48 pm
        RICHANDBLACK11 says:
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        Sorry babe T.I is a brand he has his own clothing line AKOO as well as movies ect.

      • January 19, 2013 at 9:43 pm
        PSA (FAF) says:
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        U mad thats why u brought the QUEEN into it

        she has sold more than TI bum ass and has the statistics to prove it , hon come again w/ facts next time !

        she on american idol getting a hefty 12mil while TI exploits his underage family for pennies nickels and dimes

        where are the successful acts off his label?

        Nicki got parker – he wrote for Rihanna so sit ! _/

        and akoo is a flop, nicki got a clothing line coming & her perfume is estimated to make40mil alone !

        again, lies & delusions !

      • January 19, 2013 at 9:44 pm
        PSA (FAF) says:
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        @I Love Rihanna

        lets talk about Rihanna show styled to flop getting canceled before the season was up! kIIIII

        HAS SHE PAYED NICKI OUT OF HER 360 DEAL YET ?

  17. January 19, 2013 at 12:49 pm
    oops says:
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    Yep Ti is a brand and he has every right to ask for 75mil. He has hot clothing line, he manages B.O.B, His Reality show, His Movies that he was the executive producer of Takers has mas made 100+ millions and prequel to Takers 2 in the works. Yall better reckonize. You Go Boy!!! :) Get that Money. He needs to support his 100 kids. jk

    • January 19, 2013 at 9:45 pm
      PSA (FAF) says:
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      Achoo is a fucken flop! Just bc u have a clothing line doesnt mean u making money off of it ! No one is wearing that s*** besides TI ! Next >

  18. March 24, 2013 at 9:00 am
    dwoods says:
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    Yall mot*******ers really doin yall research but f**k
    all yall ti haterz cuz dat n**** sold more records albums cd’s than u can count btw he is worth dat much and hell be a damn fool to go 4 any thing less so if he thank he can get it like i know he can den damit he gone get it

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