In an interview with Big Von on 106 KMEL this week, the hitmaker explained the switch is all for the fans who have followed him since day one.
For those of you who may not remember, the 34-year-old went by Tip when he was first starting out, but settled for T.I. because it was too similar to Q-Tip, who was also signed to Arista Records at the time.
But now, he's decided the timing is right for him to get back to the way it all began, and his EP Da' Nic is his first project under the new name.
Ch-ch-check out Tip explain his evolution in the full interview (below)!