Posted by | Ray Cornelius

Congrats to Grammy Award winning-rapper, actor, philanthropist, and entrepreneur Tip “T.I,” Harris. He is the 19th artist-owner to join Jay Z’s TIDAL, the global music and entertainment platform.

He announced the big news Monday night prior to a livestreamed TIDAL X: TIP show at Atlanta’s Greenbriar Mall.  The exclusive deal includes a lucrative distribution agreement with Roc Nation for his forthcoming studio album Dime Trap, which will  be released on his Grand Hustle Records. The first single from Dime Trap is “Money Talk” and it’s produced by C4 and Kip.

Dime Trap marks Tip’s return to his trap music roots, the genre he helped put on the map when he created Grand Hustle Records and released his multi-platinum album ‘Trap Muzik’ featuring classics “24’s,” ”Rubberband Man” and “Let’s Get Away.” As he told COMPLEX this fall ‘Dime Trap’ will sound like “’Trap Muzik’ on steroids.” Over the course of his career, Tip has won three Grammy Awards and has sold over 10 million albums in the US alone.

Along with releasing Dime Trap, Tip will star in HISTORY/A+E Studios’ “Roots” premiering Memorial Day, as well the upcoming movie “Sleepless Night” opposite Jamie Foxx and Gabrielle Union.

The fifth season of his hit VH1 series ‘‘T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle,’ airs this summer. The winter collections of his two clothing lines Hustle Gang & Akoo are currently in stores.

Click here to sample T.I.’s “Money Talk!”