Justin Timberlake has joined forces with T.I. for his upcoming album, the rapper revealed today.
T.I., real name Clifford Joseph Harris, Jr., said he features on Timberlake's comeback LP 'The 20/20 Experience' and added that he was delighted to see Justin back in the studio again.
Speaking to MTV, he said he had been in the studio with Timberlake and producer and songwriter Timbaland, who works a lot with the singer.
T.I. said: "I did a record for them at the end of last year. They were working on a record together, and I had the pleasure of assisting them on their particular record.
"I think it's called 'Goodbye Homey', one of them is, and then there is another one; I did maybe two or three records with them."
And he said that it was good to see Justin back in the charts, adding: "It's just great that he's back into doing music. The record he has out with Jay right now is phenomenal. It was definitely a sound that was missed."
The record with Jay-Z, called 'Suit & Tie', has already reached number 3 in the UK charts and number four in the US and 'The 20/20 Experience' will be released in the UK on March 18 and the following day in the US.
T.I., 32, started his music career in 2000 when he formed the hip hop group Pimp Squad Clique with his childhood friends and is also the founder and CEO of Grand Hustle Records.
He has released eight studio albums - the seventh one while he was serving prison time in 2010 - and has collaborated with stars such as Kayne West, Jay-Z and Rihanna.