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T.I.

Clifford Joseph Harris, Jr. (born September 25, 1980), better known by his stage name T.I. (and formerly Tip), is an American hip hop recording artist and actor from Bankhead, Atlanta, Georgia. He signed his first major label record deal in 1999, with Arista Records subsidiary, LaFace Records. In 2001, T.I. formed the Southern hip hop group Pimp Squad Click (P$C), alongside his longtime friends and fellow Atlanta-based rappers. Upon being released from Artista, T.I. signed to Atlantic Records and subsequently became the co-chief executive officer (CEO) of his own label imprint, Grand Hustle Records, which he launched in 2003. In 2009, Billboard ranked him as the 27th Artist of the 2000s decade.

T.I. has released nine studio albums (I'm Serious, Trap Muzik, Urban Legend, King, T.I. vs. T.I.P., Paper Trail, No Mercy, Trouble Man: Heavy Is the Head and Paperwork), with the most recent seven being highly successful on the commercial market. Throughout his career, T.I. has also released several highly successful singles, such as "Bring Em Out", "What You Know", "Big Shit Poppin' (Do It)", "Whatever You Like", "Live Your Life" (featuring Rihanna), "Dead and Gone" (featuring Justin Timberlake), "Ball" (featuring Lil Wayne) and "No Mediocre" (featuring Iggy Azalea). He has won three Grammy Awards, including Best Rap Solo Performance, Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration.

T.I. began to gain major recognition in 2003, after he was featured on fellow Atlanta-based rapper Bone Crusher's single "Never Scared". He gained more prominence with the release of Trap Muzik (2003). In 2004, T.I. appeared on Destiny's Child's worldwide hit single "Soldier", alongside Lil Wayne. T.I.'s sixth album, Paper Trail (2008), became his most successful album to date, with first-week sales of 568,000 copies in the United States, making it T.I.'s third chart topping album in a row. It included three international hit singles, "Whatever You Like", "Live Your Life" and "Dead and Gone". In 2013, he was featured on Robin Thicke's hit single "Blurred Lines", alongside Pharrell Williams, which peaked at number one on several major music charts. In November 2013, T.I. announced that he had signed with Columbia Records, to release his ninth album, Paperwork (2014).

T.I. has served two terms in county jail, twice for probation violations and a federal prison bid for a U.S. federal weapons charge. While serving 11 months in prison, he released his seventh studio album, No Mercy (2010). T.I. has also had a successful acting career, starring in the films ATL, Takers and Identity Thief. He is also a published author, having written two novels Power & Beauty (2011) and Trouble & Triumph (2012), both of which were released to moderate success. T.I. has also starred in the American reality television series T.I.'s Road to Redemption and T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle.

At the "2007 American Music Awards," T.I.'s album T.I. vs. T.I.P. was chosen as the Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album.
At the 2007 American Music Awards, T.I. was chosen as the Favorite Male Artist for Rap/Hip-Hop category.
T.I.'s song "Big Things Poppin'" was featured on SportCenter on ESPN.
It was announced at "The Wendy Williams Show," that T.I. and DJ Toomp are currently working on an album together.
T.I. dedicated his latest album to Philant "Big Phil" Johnson and Leiah Amoré Harris (his miscarried daughter).
T.I.'s new album T.I. vs T.I.P. has been confirmed to have sold over 234,000 copies on its first day of release, July 3, 2007.
He owns New Finish Construction with his uncle, which builds and repairs homes in Atlanta's less fortunate neighborhoods.
T.I. won the award for the Best Dressed Man at the 2005 BET Awards.
His favorite actress is Angela Bassett.
T.I. is good friends with many rappers including Jay-Z, Diddy, Young Jeezy, Young Buck and B.G.
One of T.I.'s favorite TV shows is Friends.
T.I. doesn't like champagne.
T.I. won the award for Best Rap Solo Song and the Rap/Song Collaboration at the 2007 Grammy Awards.
T.I. has had beef with rappers Lil' Flip and Ludacris.
T.I. is expecting a second child with his fiancée Tameka "Tiny" Cottle in 2007.
T.I. has written lyrics for rappers Bow Wow, Diddy and Lil' Kim.
T.I.'s new album T.I. vs T.I.P. is his first album not to feature production from DJ Toomp, the Atlanta producer who produced some of T.I.'s biggest hits.
T.I. was one among the winners in the "2007 BET Awards," he was named best hip-hop artist.
T.I. is featured on the video game "Def Jam: Icon", which is a fighting game developed by EA Chicago.
T.I. said that he is launching Grand Hustle Films. The first project from the movie division of his Grand Hustle brand is titled Once Was Lost. T.I. will star in with Hollywood actor Danny Glover and will also act as producer. Shooting is expected to begin in October of 2007.
T.I. released his second single"You Know What It Is" featuring Wyclef Jean on June 12th. The video is available for purchase on iTunes.
T.I. will appear on the Screamfest '07 tour with singer Ciara. The tour begins July 24 2007.
T.I. has a clothing line; AKOO (A King Of Oneself)
T.I. was first exposed to hip-hop at the age of seven, and by the time he was 11 he had decided to pursue a career in rap seriously, he signed his first record deal at age 19.
T.I.(about the Chaka Zulu incident): “They say it’s a fine line between brilliance and insanity,”
T.I. recently appeared on Billboard's Magazine cover for May 2007.
T.I. will be starring in an upcoming Ridley Scott film called American Gangster, a gangster flim with Oscar-winners Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe, and fellow rappers Common & RZA about a police detective (Crowe) pursuing a Harlem drug lord (Washington) during the 1970s.
T.I. appeared in a Chevrolet commercial, where he and Dale Earnhardt, Jr. traded cars: T.I. was driving the #8 race car on the track very slowly, while Earnhardt was driving the black Chevy on the highway very fast.
T.I.'s fifth highly anticipated album, T.I. vs T.I.P., is set for release on July 3, 2007.
T.I. made his first big album in 2004 titled "Urban Legend."
T.I. has appeared in some recent 2007 Chevy commercials.
T.I. won for 'Best Collaboration' for My Love with Justin Timberlake at the 49th Annual Grammy Awards.
T.I.'s "Bring 'Em Out" song was used during the introductions to the starting lineups for the Miami Heat in their homegames in the 2006 NBA Finals versus the Dallas Mavericks.
He has his own record label called "Grand Hustle Records".
Upon signing with Arista Records in 2001 he shortened his name to T.I. out of respect for label mate Q-Tip.
The nickname "T.I.P." is his alter ego.
On his album "King", there are several tracks which have been disputed by the hip-hop community to be shots at rapper Lil' Flip ("What You Know", "You know Who" and "I'm Talking To You"). However in an interview with a popular online hip-hop website on March 24, 2006 stated T.I. said he and Lil' Flip have no beef.
He's had 3 albums go platnium; "Trap Muzik", "Urban Legend" and "KING".
Some of his hit singles are; "24's", "Rubber Band Man", "Let's Get Away", "Bring Em Out", "U Don't Know Me", "What You Know" and "Why You Wanna".
He was a guest on "The O.C." and "South Beach".
Atlanta's V-103 FM honored T.I. with the 2005 "Lisa Lopes Award" for groundbreaking achievements in music and community service.
T.I. worked with troubled youths at Paulding Detention Center in Atlanta, provided scholarships for single parent families at Boys and Girls Clubs, and headlined Boost Mobile's RockCorps concert at New York's Radio City Music Hall, which was held exclusively for community service volunteers.
T.I. has stepped up his community involvement, taking the lead on several initiatives to help the victims devastated by Hurricane Katrina, including personally donating $50,000 to the relief effort while leading an on-air Labor Day pledge drive on Atlanta's V-103 FM.
He co-executive produced the soundtrack to the film "Hustle & Flow" and released the collection through Grand Hustle/Atlantic.
In 2005 he launched his own film production company called "Grand Hustle Films".
His latest album "KING" debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart on April 4, 2006, selling over 520,000 copies in its first week. It has since been certified platinum.
He is the leader of a rap group known as P$C (Pimp Squad Click).
T.I. has four children by three different women. Their names are Messiah YaMajesty Harris, Domani Uriah Harris, Deyjah Harris, and King Harris.
His original stage name "T.I.P." stems from his childhood nickname "Tip".
T.I. starred in his own movie entitled "ATL", which came out in March 2006.
T.I. guest hosted MTV's "Direct Effect" on March 8, 2006.
You can find T.I. in Ciara's "Goodies Remix," oddly, Ludacris is in that song too.
Ludacris took T.I.'s spot in a Young Buck single called "Stomp."
Discography:
I'm Serious [Arista Records] (October 9, 2001)
Trap Muzik [Atlantic] August 19, 2003)
Urban Legend [Grand Hustle/Atlantic] (November 30, 2004)
KING [Grand Hustle/Atlantic] (March 28, 2006)

On October 13, 2010, T.I. convinced Joshua Starks, a 24-year-old suicidal man in Atlanta, not to jump from a 22-story building

 

Hip Hop/RNB

Ball (feat. Lil Wayne)
Get Back Up (feat. Chris Brown)
Got Your Back (feat. Keri Hilson)
I'm Back
T.I. - I'm Flexin (feat. Big K.R.I.T.)

Rock

About the Money (feat. Young Thug)
Bring Em Out (feat. Jay Z)
G' S__t (feat. Young Jeezy)
What You Know

Today's Hits

Dead And Gone (feat. Justin Timberlake)
Live Your Life (feat Rihanna)
Whatever You Like

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