Hip hop music, Celebrity

1980 –


Who is T.I.?

Clifford Joseph Harris, Jr., better known by his stage name T.I., his nickname Tip and his alter ego T.I.P., is an American rapper, record producer, actor, and entrepreneur, from Bankhead, Atlanta, Georgia. He embarked on his music career with his longtime friends and fellow rappers in Southern hip hop group Pimp Squad Click. T.I. is also the founder and co-chief executive officer of Grand Hustle Records, which he launched in 2003.

T.I. has released eight studio albums, with the most recent seven being highly successful on the commercial market. He has won three Grammy Awards during his career. He has also released such successful singles as "Bring Em Out", "What You Know", "Big Shit Poppin'", "Swagga Like Us", "Dead and Gone" and "Ball". He reached higher popularity with Trap Muzik, also appearing on Destiny's Child's top ten single "Soldier" with Lil Wayne in 2004. Paper Trail 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 two number-one singles "Whatever You Like" and "Live Your Life". He plans to release the second installment to his Trouble Man series, Trouble Man II: He Who Wears the Crown, as well as a collaborative album with his Grand Hustle signee B.o.B, tentatively titled The Man and the Martian, and a compilation album showcasing his label Grand Hustle, all in the near future. In 2009, Billboard ranked him as the 27th Artist of the 2000s decade.

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Sep 25, 1980
Also known as
  • Tip 'T.I.' Harris
  • African American
  • United States of America
  • Douglass High School
  • Riverdale High School
Lived in
  • Atlanta
  • Bankhead

on July 23, 2013


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