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T.I. and his Grand Hustle Records imprint are joining forces with Columbia Records. 

T.I.'s newly announced deal with Columbia means that his upcoming ninth album will be released under the label. 

In a statement, the rapper says he's "honored" to partner with such a "successful, passionate and creative conglomerate like Columbia Records." 

He also announced that Pharrell Williams will serve as the executive producer for his upcoming project, which will arrive in 2014.  T.I. is also getting some production help on his new album from Timbaland.  

Congrats T.I.!

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