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T.I.

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Clifford Joseph Harris Jr. (born September 25, 1980), better known by the stage names T.I. and Tip (often stylized as TIP or T.I.P.), is an American rapper, record executive, businessman and actor. Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Harris is one of the highest selling hip-hop artists of all time and is also known as one of the pioneers of the hip hop subgenre trap music, along with fellow Atlanta-based rappers Jeezy and Gucci Mane. Harris signed his first major-label record deal in 1999 with Arista Records subsidiary LaFace. In 2001, he released I'm Serious, his solo debut and only album with the label, as well as formed the southern hip hop group P$C. Upon being dropped from Arista, Harris signed to Atlantic and soon co-founded his own label imprint, Grand Hustle Records, which he launched in 2002.Harris, a three time Grammy Award winner, has released 11 studio albums, with seven of them reaching the top five of the US Billboard 200 chart. During his career, Harris has also released several highly successful singles, including Billboard Hot 100 number-one hits "Whatever You Like" and "Live Your Life" (featuring Rihanna), the latter replaced the former atop the chart and helped Harris join a select group of artists to replace themselves at number one and simultaneously occupy the top two positions. Harris began to gain major recognition in 2003 following his first high-profile feature on fellow Atlanta-based rapper Bone Crusher's single "Never Scared". Harris earned more prominence with the release of Trap Muzik (2003), which included the Top 40 songs "Rubber Band Man" and "Let's Get Away" (featuring Jazze Pha). The following year, Harris appeared on Destiny's Child's international hit "Soldier" (alongside Lil Wayne), and capitalized on it with the release of his Urban Legend (2004) album. His subsequent albums, King and T.I. vs. T.I.P., generated high record sales and were supported by popular singles, such as "What You Know" and "Big Shit Poppin' (Do It)", respectively.

Harris' sixth album, Paper Trail (2008), became his most successful project, with the album being certified gold for first-week sales of over 500,000 copies in the United States, additionally making it his third consecutive number one album. In 2013, Harris was featured on Robin Thicke's single "Blurred Lines" (alongside Pharrell Williams), which peaked at number one on several major music charts. In November 2013, Harris announced that he had signed with Columbia Records after his 10-year contract with Atlantic came to an end. He released his Columbia debut Paperwork, in October 2014. In February 2016, Harris signed a distribution deal with Roc Nation and another deal with Epic Records in September 2018. The former served as a means to release his political Us or Else EP series, while the latter released his long-delayed tenth album Dime Trap in October of that year.

Harris 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). Harris branched out into entrepreneurship with his label, Grand Hustle Records, which he co-founded in 2003 with longtime business partner Jason Geter. Prominent industry acts have been signed to T.I. through the label, including Travis Scott, B.o.B, and Iggy Azalea. Harris has also had a successful acting career, starring in the films ATL, Takers, Get Hard, Identity Thief, and in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films Ant-Man and its sequel. He is also a published author of two novels, Power & Beauty (2011) and Trouble & Triumph (2012), both of which were released to moderate success. Harris has also starred in the American reality television series T.I.'s Road to Redemption, T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle, and The Grand Hustle. In 2009, Billboard ranked him as the 27th best artist of the 2000s decade.

Articles

June 20, 2022

T.I. Rips VH1 Year After Network Suspended Production on 'Family Hustle' Over Sexual Abuse Allegations

T.I. called out VH1 for suspending production on 'T.I. & Tiny: Friends & Family Hustle' over a year ago amid a litany of sexual abuse allegations.

www.complex.com

June 20, 2022

Pharrell Brings Clipse, Justin Timberlake to the Stage at Something in the Water Festival

Pharrell's all-star headlining set featured Justin Timberlake, a reunited Clipse, T.I. and N.O.R.E.

www.billboard.com

June 19, 2022

Watch Clipse Reunite at Pharrell Williams’ Something in the Water Fest

Justin Timberlake, T.I. and N.O.R.E. also perform during all-star Pharrell & Phriends set at D.C. festival

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May 28, 2022

T.I.’s Son King Gets Into Altercation With Waffle House Employees Over Messed Up Order

The recent high school graduate was filming himself on IG Live threatening Waffle House restaurant workers after they allegedly messed up his order.

www.complex.com

May 28, 2022

T.I. Celebrates Son King Harris Graduating With Honors: 'Don't Stop'

The hip-hop heavyweight took to Instagram before the weekend hit to salute his 17-year-old son King Harris for graduating high school with honors.

www.complex.com

May 12, 2022

T.I. Questions Why KKK Hasn't Been Hit With RICO Case Amid Young Thug and Gunna's Indictment

As the controversy surrounding the recently announced RICO indictment grows, T.I. is wondering why this approach isn't being used toward the hate group.

www.complex.com

May 9, 2022

T.I. Slams People for 'Bullying' Controversial YouTuber Kevin Samuels Following His Death

T.I. called out people for what he described as “bullying” Kevin Samuels, a controversial dating and relationship advice YouTuber who died earlier this month.

www.complex.com

April 11, 2022

T.I. Speaks on Being Booed at Barclays Center Comedy Show

The rapper took the stage at the April Fools Comedy Jam at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on Saturday, where his comedic work was not welcomed altogether warmly.

www.complex.com

April 10, 2022

Comedian Lauren Knight on Feud with T.I.: 'The Beef is Squashed'

Comedian Lauren Knight told TMZ that the 'beef' between her and T.I. is 'squashed. The pair got into a heated exchange when she was doing stand-up at a club.

www.complex.com

April 10, 2022

T.I. Gets Booed During Comedy Show at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn

April Fools Comedy Jam returns to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. T.I. was scheduled to perform and do comedy alongside Rip Micheals, Nick Cannon, and more.

www.complex.com

April 7, 2022

T.I. Shares 9-Minute Video With Lauren Knight Showing They've Squashed Feud, Comedian Says She Never Got $1 Million

T.I. and comedian Lauren Knight came together on Instagram Live after footage of their verbal clash during Knight’s stand-up show went viral.

www.complex.com

April 6, 2022

Video Shows T.I. Interrupting Comedian Who Mentioned His Sexual Assault Allegations

The incident went down at Our Bar ATL on Monday night. "There ain’t no mother f*cking case. Ain’t never been no mother f*cking case," he told the comedian.

www.complex.com

March 16, 2022

Godfrey Clarifies Misunderstanding With T.I.’s Comedy Set After Rapper Voiced Displeasure Over Recent Incident

In a new interview, stand-up comic Godfrey clarified the situation with T.I. after the two traded comments over a comedy set, saying it was a misunderstanding.

www.complex.com

March 5, 2022

T.I. Responds to Kodak Black Freestyle

T.I. speaks. Continue reading…

www.xxlmag.com

March 2, 2022

J. Cole, Lil Baby to Headline Dreamville 2022: See the Lineup

The North Carolina fest will also feature the debut of DJ Drama's Gangsta Grillz with Lil Wayne, Jeezy and T.I., as well as the onstage reunion of Ashanti and Ja Rule.

www.billboard.com

March 1, 2022

T.I.’s Grand Hustle Films Partners With HBCU for Film & Mentorship Project

Students at Wiley College will help produce a film project bankrolled with a $300,000 grant from The Propel Center.

www.billboard.com

September 22, 2021

T.I. Drops New Song ‘F— Em’ After Sexual Assault Case Is Dismissed

The track comes after news broke that neither the rapper nor his wife will face charges stemming from a 2005 incident involving a woman who alleged that the couple drugged and sexually assaulted her in Los Angeles.

www.billboard.com

September 17, 2021

T.I. and Tiny will not be charged over 2005 sexual assault allegation

Los Angeles prosecutors have declined to file charges as the alleged incident falls out of the statute of limitations The post T.I. and Tiny will not be charged over 2005 sexual assault allegation appeared first on NME.

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September 16, 2021

T.I. & Tiny Harris Won’t Face Charges From Sexual Assault Case in LA

On Thursday (Sept. 16), Billboard learned that T.I. and his wife Tiny Harris will not face charges stemming from a 2005 incident involving a woman claiming that the couple allegedly drugged and sexually assaulted her in Los Angeles.…

www.billboard.com

September 16, 2021

T.I. and Tiny Will Not Be Charged for 2005 Sexual Assault and Drugging Allegations

Los Angeles prosecutors decided not to charge the couple as the case falls outside of the 10-year statute of limitations

pitchfork.com

August 4, 2021

T.I. arrested in Amsterdam for being on his phone while cycling

He says a policeman ran into him on the street The post T.I. arrested in Amsterdam for being on his phone while cycling appeared first on NME.

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July 29, 2021

T.I. Thinks the Gay Community Is Bullying Rappers

Tip has more to say. Continue reading…

www.xxlmag.com

July 27, 2021

T.I. makes Lil Nas X comparison as he defends Da Baby’s homophobic comments at Rolling Loud Festival

T.I. said the rapper was "speaking his truth" with the controversial comments The post T.I. makes Lil Nas X comparison as he defends Da Baby’s homophobic comments at Rolling Loud Festival appeared first on NME.

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July 27, 2021

DaBaby responds after comments made during Rolling Loud criticised as homophobic

T.I. also defended the rapper in a lengthy video on social media The post DaBaby responds after comments made during Rolling Loud criticised as homophobic appeared first on NME.

www.nme.com

July 26, 2021

T.I. Defends DaBaby's Homophobic Comments

Tip catches here. Continue reading…

www.xxlmag.com

July 26, 2021

T.I. Defends DaBaby’s Homophobic Rolling Loud Rant: ‘Ain’t Got to Be No Hate, It’s All Honesty’

Following DaBaby's homophobic outburst during his set Sunday night at Rolling Loud Miami, rapper T.I. is jumping in to defend his fellow rapper's point of view.

www.billboard.com

June 9, 2021

T.I. responds to sexual assault allegations in ‘What It’s Come To’ video

The rapper and his wife have faced sexual assault allegations from over a dozen women The post T.I. responds to sexual assault allegations in ‘What It’s Come To’ video appeared first on NME.

www.nme.com

June 8, 2021

T.I. Addresses Sexual Assault Allegations in New Music Video

T.I. responds to multiple sexual abuse allegations against him and his wife Tiny in his music video for "What It's Come To."

www.billboard.com

June 8, 2021

T.I. Drops New Music Video Addressing Sexual Assault Allegations

T.I. addresses sexual abuse claims in new video. Continue reading…

www.xxlmag.com

May 21, 2021

T.I. appears to address sexual misconduct allegations in new song

The rapper released 'What It's Comes To' overnight The post T.I. appears to address sexual misconduct allegations in new song appeared first on NME.

www.nme.com

Discs

U The Shit

November 5, 2021

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Fuck Em

September 21, 2021

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What It’s Come To

May 21, 2021

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Know The Rules

January 29, 2021

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The L.I.B.R.A.

October 16, 2020

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Pardon (feat. Lil Baby)

October 15, 2020

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Ring (feat. Young Thug)

September 11, 2020

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They Don't

June 5, 2020

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Black Savage

November 14, 2019

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Sabotage

October 11, 2019

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What You Know

September 10, 2019

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Fuck Nigga

February 14, 2019

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DIME TRAP

October 5, 2018

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The Amazing Mr. F**k Up (feat. Victoria Monét)

October 2, 2018

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The Weekend (feat. Young Thug & Swizz Beatz)

September 28, 2018

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Jefe (feat. Meek Mill)

September 7, 2018

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Wraith

September 6, 2018

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Coalition DJs Presents: Certified (feat. Jacquees)

December 15, 2017

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Us Or Else: Letter To The System

December 16, 2016

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Us Or Else

September 23, 2016

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DOPE

May 16, 2016

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Money Talk

February 26, 2016

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California (Ft. Ricco Barrino) - Single

November 6, 2015

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Da' Nic

September 11, 2015

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Check, Run It - Single

September 4, 2015

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Boy (feat. Lil Bibby)

May 18, 2015

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Project Steps - Single

March 11, 2015

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Paperwork (Deluxe Clean)

October 20, 2014

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Paperwork (Deluxe Explicit)

October 17, 2014

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Paperwork

October 7, 2014

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New National Anthem (feat. Skylar Grey)

September 23, 2014

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No Mediocre (feat. Iggy Azalea)

June 16, 2014

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About the Money (feat. Young Thug)

June 3, 2014

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My Potna - Single

October 8, 2013

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Memories Back Then (feat. B.o.B, Kendrick Lamar & Kris Stephens)

September 18, 2013

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F*ck Da City Up

August 29, 2013

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F*ck A Mixtape

August 29, 2013

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Wit Me (feat. Lil Wayne) - Single

May 21, 2013

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Trouble Man: Heavy is the Head

December 18, 2012

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No Mercy

December 5, 2010

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Paper Trail

September 7, 2008

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Swagga Like Us

September 6, 2008

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T.I. vs. T.I.P. (Instrumental)

June 11, 2007

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T.I. VS T.I.P.

June 11, 2007

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Down With The King: Gangsta Grillz

October 10, 2006

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King

March 26, 2006

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Urban Legend (Chopped & Screwed)

November 30, 2004

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Urban Legend

November 28, 2004

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Trap Muzik

August 18, 2003

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I'm Serious

October 1, 2001

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