As promised, T.I. celebrated 2012 by gifting fans with the release of his 'F--- da City Up' mixtape, which dropped New Year's Day at midnight. The self-proclaimed King of the South commissioned a star-studded guest list for the 19-track effort.

His first release since getting out of prison, Tip collaborates with the likes of Nelly, Young Jeezy, Too Short and Dr. Dre on the tape -- available for download here -- and spits over beats by super producers, including DJ Toomp, Just Blaze, Mannie Fresh and T-Minus.

The 'T.I. and Tiny: The Family Hustle' reality TV star has wasted no time getting back into the swing of things as a free man, signing on for his reality show, running a clothing line and managing his family life.

Even with so much on his plate, 'F--- da City Up' was at the forefront of Tip's mind for 2012. "Between [a New Year's Eve] party and the mixtape, that's all I got going. New year, new money. That's that," he told MTV News.

This time around, the 31-year-old is being more calculated with his post-prison album releases, since last year's 'No Mercy' failed to live up to expectations. In preparation for 'F--- Da City Up,' the Atlanta native posted black-and-white trailers of recording sessions on the 'net in December.

His highly anticipated eighth album, 'Trouble Man,' is expected to hit stores later this year.

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