Rapper + Songwriter + Actor + Record Producer
Born Sep 25, 1980

Clifford Joseph Harris, Jr., better known by his stage name T.I. , by his nickname Tip and by his alter ego T.I.P. , is an American hip hop recording artist, record producer, actor, film producer, fashion designer and published author from Bankhead, Atlanta, Georgia. He embarked on his career with his childhood friends and fellow rappers in Southern hip hop group Pimp Squad Clique (P$C).… Read More

related links

News + Updates

Browse recent news and stories about T.I..


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of T.I..


1980 Birth Born on September 25, 1980.


1996 15 Years Old In 1996, T.I. befriended local rapper Big Kuntry King, together they sold mixtapes out of the trunk of their car. … Read More
1999 18 Years Old Upon signing with Arista Records subsidiary LaFace Records in 1999, he shortened his name from Tip to T.I., out of respect for Arista label-mate Q-Tip. T.I. relays the situation as:


2001 20 Years Old 1 More Event
T.I. released his debut album, I'm Serious, in October 2001 through Arista Records.
…  Upon being released from Arista, 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. T.I. is also perhaps best known as one of the artists who popularized the hip hop subgenre trap music, along with Young Jeezy and Gucci Mane. … Read More
2004 - 2006 5 More Events
…  In late 2007, T.I. linked up with Los Angeles-based production company 828 Entertainment, to executive produce a reality show titled Life on Mars, which chronicles the life of young prodigy music producer LaMar "MARS" Edwards, of production team 1500 or Nothin'. T.I. partnered 828 Entertainment with his company Grand Hustle, to produce a slate of both television and film projects. T.I. also created a reality show, which aired on MTV, titled T.I.'s Road to Redemption. … Read More
T.I.'s suppression hearing was scheduled for February 19, 2008. … Read More
On March 27, 2009, U.S. District Judge Charles A. Pannell, Jr. sentenced T.I. to one year and one day in prison and ordered to pay $100,300 for federal weapons charges; T.I. had his sentence reduced from a maximum 10 years and a $250,000 fine with a plea bargain.


In early June 2011, T.I. said in a letter: "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."
On March 1, 2012, T.I. announced he signed Iggy Azalea, Chipmunk and Trae Tha Truth to Grand Hustle Records.
…  On January 18, 2013 it was announced T.I. drew a close to his 10-year contract with Atlantic records the month before, after releasing Trouble Man: Heavy Is the Head. … Read More
On May 9, 2014, T.I. released a music video for a song titled "Turn It", in promotion for Paperwork.
On March 11, 2015, T.I. released a single titled "Project Steps".
In February 2016, T.I. announced he signed a distribution deal with Roc Nation, to release his tenth album. T.I. has won three Grammy Awards, namely Best Rap Solo Performance, Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration. … Read More
Original Authors of this text are noted on
Text is made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.