Recently being released from prison and working to get his career going in the right direction after a few set-backs, T.I. has inked a deal with a new management company to help guide his career.

According to Billboard , Tip has signed with management company Hip-Hop Since 1978, that also manages high profile acts such as Lil Wayne, Drake, and Kanye West.

T.I. says the change to the new management team comes from his outstanding relationship with Gee Roberson:

“Gee’s always been a big part of our operation just not in the capacity of manager. [From] the executive producer standpoint and A&R standpoint, he made gigantic contributions to probably the past three or four T.I. albums, but he’s assumed a large responsibility over at Geffen so that kind of took a big part of my team away. When [Jason Geter] and I both agreed that we would be considering expanding the management team, and then sat down and talked about possible candidates, he was definitely one of the first people that came up.”

Tip says he still will be working with current manager Jason Geter, as he says:

“Of course you also have Grand Hustle management – Jason still maintains his position. You have Gee and [Hip Hop Since] ’78 who come in with their expertise in several areas, who works alongside [Jason]. And then you got Category 5, Brian Sher [founder of Category 5 Entertainment, formerly of ICM], who’s there from the film and television area. I’ve got different pieces of management who have extreme levels of expertise in their areas… We feel that’s the best way to have appropriate execution and to take advantage of all the opportunities that are ever present in the marketplace for me.”

The Atlanta rapper will release a new book titled “Power and Beauty” next week on October 18th, and he also recently released his new single “Flexin” which is produced by Big K.R.I.T and also features K.R.I.T on the hook which will appear on his forthcoming album that is still untitled as of this time.