Before hitting the stage in Los Angeles on Thursday night to celebrate his newly released Paperwork album, T.I. took a break to catch up with Rap-Up. Along with speaking on his “Private Show” collaboration with Chris Brown, the Atlanta veteran opened up about his relationship with Brooklyn rapper Troy Ave, and adding him to the Hustle Gang family.

“Never mind the paperwork, I can’t really speak for the deals or the solidification of a professional relationship, but personally he’s definitely Hustle Gang. That’s something that I feel comfortable saying. He’s a solid cat. He has something that New York has been missing for quite some time and he’s not afraid to be a New Yorker. I salute him for that early on.”

You can hear Hustle Gang’s remix of Dej Loaf’s “Try Me” by clicking here.

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Previously: Hustle Gang Feat. T.I., Trae Tha Truth & Troy Ave – “Try Me (Remix)”