TIP’s forthcoming 8th studio album won’t hit iTunes until next Tuesday Dec. 18, but his label let the official version of his A$AP Rocky collabo go to the ‘Net. All I can really say is that it sounds good to me. That reminds me, when I spoke to T.I. a few months ago he really opened up about how he spent time bonding with the kid.

I also heard you really spent time bonding with A$AP Rocky.
T.I.: That’s the homie man. He came down to my house. I’ve had the opportunity to be around him for about 6 months now, and I see a lot of potential in him. I really appreciate the way he values the quality of music. A lot of his shit is different but is accepted and saluted at the same time. He always makes sure that the standard of his work is of a certain quality, and there’s not a lot of little niggas out there that’s really doing that, so I appreciate that over anything.

Listen to the track after the jump…

T.I. Talks ‘Trouble Man’ Collaborations With A$AP Rocky and R.Kelly