*Time has passed now and T.I. is claiming to be a changed man.

As he continues to serve his 11-month sentence, he’s preparing to get back to his music career full force. But the problem is, he’s been unable to create new music being locked up away from inspiration, family and friends.

In a recent letter, he wrote, “I can’t even begin to tell y’all how much being on the outside looking in, having to witness all that’s going on (and not going on) in the game affects me,” Tip stated. “Not being able to do what I love especially. It’s like a whole other sentence within itself.”

He mentioned that the time away from his music has fueled his passion and the fans continue to push him through the sentence.

“The separation from my art has definitely sparked an inferno of inspiration that will soon be felt by all,” the Atlanta rapper said. “As a matter of fact, to show my appreciation to those that have been in support of me and granted the requests of TEAM T.I. I’ll be releasing a record in the near future (couple of weeks tops) to hold y’all over til I get back in action.”

Overall, the time away has helped him think about things and get his mind back in the right place. Perhaps he’ll stay away from the drugs and stay out of prison.

He concluded his letter with, “My campaign will continue!!! Stronger, smarter, bigger and better than ever. For those that doubt that…See me when they free me.”