AceShowbiz - T.I. has enlisted Kevin Gates for a new collaboration. The King of the South teamed up with the "Big Gangsta" rhymer for a joint single called "Active", which is expected to appear on his upcoming 12th album, "Kill the King".
Premiered by DJ Greg Street on Atlanta's V-103, the track begins with Kevin reciting the first surah of the Quran, Al-Fatiha. Tip then delivers his bars, proclaiming, "I've been king 21 years." In his verse, the "Whatever You Like" rapper also seemingly makes a reference to his recent feud with Boosie Badazz (Lil Boosie), who called him a "rat."
"You started yellin', started tellin'/ But on IG, you hard as hellin'," Tip, whose real name is Clifford Joseph Harris Jr., spits on the tune. "I'ma tell you somethin' seriously/ Come in here tryna Boosie career and commandeer."
T.I. previously divulged that "Kill the King" will be his "final album". In an interview with TMZ, he shared, "Kill the King, to me, it's a representation of killing the ego. I feel like the 'King of the South' moniker is very egotistical, self-gratuitous. It's a persona that kinda enters the room before I do physically."
As for his plans to retire from the music industry, he said on "The Breakfast Club" back in 2017, "I'm ready to get the hell outta here, though." He added, "I got, like, two, I got, this next album and two, I got three more albums in my head, conceptualized. Once I get them out, I'm done."
"[Jeezy (Young Jeezy) album?] We're still doing it... The last album is Kill the King," he further elaborated. "Simply because ever since my first album, I've put the title of 'King of the South' on me and to make yourself the king is to make you a target. And in chess, the object is to kill the king. So Kill the King is the title of my last album. Will they kill him or will he ride into the sunset happily ever after?"