Well well well, seems like T.I. is (finally) getting his team right. Earlier this week news came out that Tip had signed Trae Tha Truth to Grand Hustle. But that wasn’t the end of it*. The King of the South also signed Australian rapper Iggy Azalea & British MC Chipmunk. The announcement was made during an interview with MTV News.
Iggy Azalea signing wasn’t a real surprise to me seeing that T.I. already executive producing her upcoming debut album The New Classic. Not to make immediate comparisons, but will Iggy be Grand Hustle’s Nicki Minaj? Probably not, but you never know.
As for Chipmunk (Now know as Chip) going to Grand Hustle, I had not idea this was coming. He supposedly already got a Platinum album across the pond and he had a hit with “Champion” featuring Chris Brown (I mostly remember being the WWE Tough Enough theme song). There have been American record labels that have signed UK rappers in the past but most of time it didn’t turn out very good. We’ll see what happens.
The thing is, a part of me isn’t sure if I should be excited by this. We still are waiting for that second album from Young Dro six years later. And I definitely felt Killer Mike’s last album should have been pushed better (T.I. was in jail but still). Then again, you do have a succes story with B.o.B.
What do you think about Grand Hustle’s new roster?
*Sidenote: Now that I think about, if I’d paid attention to this video, I would have saw this coming.