American rapper, record producer and actor

Clifford Harris Jr. (born September 25, 1980), known by his stage name T.I. and his alter ego T.I.P, is an American rapper and actor. He was born in Atlanta, Georgia.

T.I. in 2020
Clifford Joseph Harris Jr.

(1980-09-25) September 25, 1980 (age 43)[1]
EducationDouglass High School (no diploma)
  • Rapper
  • songwriter
  • record executive
  • record producer
  • actor
Years active1999–present
AgentJason Geter[2]
Tameka Cottle (m. 2010)
AwardsFull list
Musical career
Also known as
  • Tip
  • T.I.P.
OriginBankhead, Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Member of

Albums change

T.I. released his first album, I'm Serious, in 2001. In 2003, he began to gain popularity with the release of his second album Trap Muzik. T.I. later founded Grand Hustle Records.[3] In 2004, he appeared as a featured artist on Destiny's Child's top ten single "Soldier", which also featured Lil Wayne.

T.I.'s sixth album, Paper Trail (2008), became his most successful album to date. It sold 568,000 copies in the United States in its first-week sales and became T.I.'s third chart topping album in a row. It included three international hit singles "Whatever You Like", "Live Your Life" (featuring Rihanna) and "Dead and Gone".

Awards change

In 2009, Billboard ranked him as the 27th Artist of the 2000s decade.[4]

During his career, T.I. has won three Grammy Awards. His musical influences are Lil Wayne, YoungBloodz, and more. T.I. is called the King of the South.

Movies change

T.I. also starred in the movies ATL (2006), Takers (2010) and Identity Thief. He is also a published author, having written two novels Power & Beauty (2011) and Trouble & Triumph (2012), which were both released to moderate success.

Personal life change

In 2010, T.I. married Tameka Cottle of the girl group Xscape. They have three children: two sons and a daughter. The couple starred in the reality television show T.I. & Tiny the Family Hustle. T.I. has also focused on social good, such as a recent campaign against Lloyds Banking Group because of its past ties to the Atlantic slave trade.[5]

Discography change

Studio albums change

Year Album
2001 I'm Serious
2003 Trap Muzik
2004 Urban Legend
2006 King
2007 T.I. vs TIP
2008 Paper Trail
2010 No Mercy
2012 Trouble Man: Heavy in the head
2014 Paperwork

Singles change

Year Album
2003 24's
2004 Rubber Band Man
2004 Let's Get Away (feat. Jazze Pha)
2004 Bring 'Em Out
2005 U Don't Know Me
2005 ASAP
2006 What You Know
2006 Why You Wanna
2006 Live in the Sky (feat. Jamie Foxx)
2006 Top Back
2007 Big Things Poppin' (Do It)
2007 You Know What It Is

References change

  1. "T.I." AllMusic. Retrieved April 19, 2017.
  2. "Jason Geter Interview: On Managing T.I. & Career Journey - DJBooth". djbooth.net. Retrieved 2020-10-19.
  3. Skudder, Jake (2024-02-16). "T.I Net Worth 2024: Updated Wealth Of The Rapper". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved 2024-03-21.
  4. Best of the 2000s -Artists of the Decade - 51-60
  5. Lambert, Rashaad. "Superstar Rapper T.I. On His Secret Formula For Success". Forbes. Retrieved 2024-03-21.