Clifford T.I. Harris and his lovely wife Tiny were picture perfect as they posed for the cameras during radio personality Big Tigga’s ‘Welcome To Atlanta party a few weeks ago.
Tip, whose latest album, “Trouble Man: Heavy Is the Head,” reportedly exceeded sales goals by debuting at #2 on Billboards Top 200, is taking his talents all the way to the bank.
Harris’ 10-year contract with Atlantic Records ended about a month ago and now he’s in search of another record deal.
But wait… while being a “free agent” would normally be cause for alarm for any “basic” rapper out there, Tip ain’t got no worries at all and in fact, is shopping around until he gets exactly what he wants in a deal.
According to TMZ, Tip may be on the market for a deal but he’s not taking any chump change! In fact, he’s reportedly put together a deal of his own and he’s taking no less than $75 million!
Got $75 million handy? If so, you can sign T.I. to your label … the hip hop star just became the number-one free agent in rap — and despite the steep price tag he’s putting out … some deep pockets are already lining up.
Sources close to T.I. tell TMZ … T.I.’s 10-year contract with Atlantic ran up only a month ago … but he’s already put together his own idea of a $75 million deal:
– 3 albums
– 10-20 percent of publishing, touring, merchandise, film and TV rights
– Corporate endorsement deals
– Exclusive signing of all Grand Hustle artists
Sources close to T.I. tell TMZ … he’s already met with some of the industry’s biggest names … including Dr. Dre, who asked him to join Interscope over dinner at Katana recently (see picture) … and Jay-Z, who wants T.I. in the RocNation family.
We’re told Sony’s put a $50 million deal on the table so far … and Universal’s meeting with him later this week to make an offer too.
Clearly T.I. knows his worth… and that’s a great thing!
Major props to T.I. and the Grand Hustle Family! They’ve definitely got some ‘Big sh*t poppin’ over there…
Trouble Man: Heavy Is the Head is available on iTunes now…
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