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T.I. Unleashes New Mixtape Featuring Lil Wayne

Rappers forthcoming 'King Uncaged' to include guest spots from Lady Gaga and Eminem

May 28, 2010 3:43 PM ET

When Rolling Stone spoke to T.I. recently for our Future of Music issue, the Atlanta rapper said that he'd recorded upward of 60 songs after being released from his prison stint in December 2009. Since he couldn't house all those tracks on his upcoming comeback album King Uncaged, T.I. has instead enlisted the help of Gangsta Grillz mavens DJ Drama and DJ MJK for the newly-released Fuck a Mixtape . The release gives fans a taste of what T.I. has planned this August, when King Uncaged is slated to be released.

Fuck a Mixtape — so titled for the skits where guests Jamie Foxx and Lil Duval advise T.I. to "fuck a mixtape" and just release an album — features contributions from a lineup of top producers (Swizz Beatz, Timbaland) and collaborators, including Lil Wayne, who lights up "Yeah" with a guest verse. Topping it all off is T.I.'s "Once Upon a Time," a semi-cover of Ice Cube's AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted track "Once Upon a Time in the Projects."

As impressive as the guests are on Fuck a Mixtape, King Uncaged promises an even better lineup of collaborators: Lady Gaga, Eminem, The-Dream, Kid Rock and Trey Songz will all cameo on his new album, according to MTV. As Rolling Stone previously reported, T.I. likened King Uncaged to Tupac's post-prison album All Eyez on Me. "This is the most significant return from incarceration that the game has had and experienced since [All Eyez on Me], and just given the enormous success of that project, everyone’s expecting the same results," T.I. told RS.

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