T.I. Battles T.I.P. On New CD, "There's Nobody Out There Doing What I Do, So I See Myself As Worthy

ImageT.I. is currently putting the finishing touches on his fifth solo album, T.I. vs. T.I.P., which is set for release later this year.

According to Billboard, the album will feature appearances by Eminem, Justin Timberlake, R. Kelly, Nelly, Akon and Lil' Wayne. Production on the project is supplied by Timbaland, Scott Storch, Mannie Fresh, Wyclef Jean, Danja Handz, The Runners and Just Blaze.

The album's first single, which has yet to be announced, will be issued to radio by early April.

"There's not nobody out there doing what I do as well as I do it," T.I. explained to Billboard about the album's title. "So I see myself as worthy competition for myself."

In related news, the Atlanta bred rapper will be co-starring alongside Denzel Washington in the crime drama American Gangster. Set to open in theaters in November, the movie centers on a 1970s drug kingpin (played by Washington) who brings heroin into Harlem, NY by sneaking it into the coffins of American soldiers coming home from Vietnam. T.I. plays Washington's nephew.

T.I. vs. T.I.P will hit stores on July 3 via Grand Hustle/Atlantic Records.

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