Snapshot: T.I. covers Billboard magazine’s December issue

As anticipation for the release of Trouble Man: Heavy is the Head, T.I.‘s 8th studio album continues to build, he finds himself featured on the cover of Billboard‘s December issue clad in all black and spiked gloves. His defensive posture, paralleling that of a boxer, is indicative of the aggressive nature of his music and his attitude that fans have grown used to over the years.

Personifying this aggression, the Atlanta native proclaims on the front cover that “people keep expecting me to fail. I’m going to continue to be huge.” T.I. has been a force to be reckoned with since I’m Serious, his 2001 debut, and it appears that he’s not going anywhere any time soon. Look for this issue to hit news stands on December 1st.