T.I. recently dropped his new single “I’m Flexin” which he says is just a taste of what to expect from his new album as he has been in the studio crafting the new LP, the Atlanta rapper also says he may have a new mixtape on the way before the album.

The Huffington Post caught up with T.I. and he speaks on working on his new album, and says that he has a couple of titles for the project in mind:

“I’ve narrowed it down between two album titles, and I haven’t chosen which one it’s going to be yet.”

In a separate interview with Rolling Stone, Tip also speaks on the album titles, in which he gives his 2 options:

“The first of two album titles I’m debating is Kill The King because in all that I’ve gone through I’ve observed how people respond to my circumstances, and I always wonder ‘Why ya’ll coming at me like this?’ But I thought, ‘How do you expect them to act? Life is a game of chess and the object is to kill the king. If you anoint yourself king, you have made yourself a target. The second one is self-explanatory – Trouble.”

As Tip’s interview with the Huff Post continues, he explains the work he’s completed on the new album:

“However, I recorded between 25 to 30 songs so far, and I’m trying to get the album shaped and ready to go for early next year.”

Tip also says he may drop a new mixtape before the album, but says he’s focused on the LP and may pass on the tape:

“I don’t know about a mixtape, champ. I’m focused so much on the album that if I do a mixtape, it’ll be a collective effort with me and the new priorities at Grand Hustle. I’m doing a lot of work to rebuild and reshape the structure of this company, and once we finalize exactly what that’s going to be and who that will consist of, I will take those new pieces and we will together probably do a mixtape, introducing that new outfit to the world.”

T.I. is planning on releasing his still untitled album at the top of 2012.

To read T.I.’s full interview head over to the Huffington Post.

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Listen to audio of T.I.’s interview with Howard Stern below.

T.I. speaks on 50 Cent’s comment that Tiny should have took his charge, prison fights and more.

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