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T.I. will appear on Thursday’s “Larry King Live,” airing at 9 p.m. ET, to talk with the CNN host about the nine months he spent in prison on federal weapons charges, among other topics.

The rapper was sentenced to one year and one day of prison last year following his arrest in October 2007 for attempting to illegally purchase firearms. The rapper was subsequently released to a halfway house in December to serve out the remainder of his sentence before his ultimate release at the end of March.

Since finishing his sentence, Tip has filmed and released a music video for his appropriately titled new track “I’m Back,” the first single from his forthcoming King Uncaged LP, set for release in August.

“I want to maintain the level of success I’ve been fortunate enough to do, over and over again, over the years,” the rapper said of his upcoming album in a recent interview. “This album is different in many ways. I think that Paper Trail was a lot more about thoughts; this is more about feelings. This is significantly more aggressive, or at least at this period in production. Who knows? I can do 10 love songs tomorrow and change the direction. At this point, right now, it’s going hard. It’s going hard like classic T.I.”

Speaking with MTV News last month, The-Dream agreed with Tip’s assessment of the developing record. “Tip is in the zone, man,” he said. “Right now, he’s rapping like he’s in space. Not a place we don’t know — it’s in the same area — but his vibe is just wider now.”