It was recently revealed that T.I. and B.o.B will be coming together for the release of a collaboration album. The project doesn’t have a release date in sight, but T.I. has opened up to MTV about the project tentatively titled The Man & The Martian, revealing how many songs are finished for the project so far.
“We’ve recorded maybe five or six songs already, but we’re both focusing on completing our solo projects first and if we need to pull from those songs for my project or his project, so be it,” T.I. said, when asked about a potential release date for the album. “When we release our projects then we’ll able to collectively and solely focus on The Man & the Martian. He has a sound that is very diverse, and different from mine, and he calls me in for the same reason when he records his projects. So we have so many songs that it only made sense.”
T.I. then explained the project’s sound.
“It will be a plethora of styles, sounds, a wide array of performance induced confusion,” an animated T.I. explains. “You gon’ have some glamorous gangsta and some intelligent nerd-type weird, just wonderful, magnificent, magical—the music is going to just jump out the speakers and knock you down and wake you back up to knock you down again. That’s the best description I can give you.”