T.I. T.I.

Rapper, songwriter, actor, record producer T.I. T.I.

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).
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New Song: T.I., 'Love This Life'
MTV News - almost 6 years
T.I. fans, rejoice! Your boy is coming out with his EIGHTH studio album, Trouble Man, and today we've got all the juice on his debut single, "Love This Life." Set to a bass-heavy track filled with live drums, "Love This Life" was produced by Mars of 1500 or Nothin, and speaks to how importan<a class="fplink fp-261739" href="/T+I+1">T.I.</a><a class="fplink fp-261739" href="/T+I+1">T.I.</a>s to savor the life you have: "You know you love this life, don't nobody do you like me." But T.I. doesn't pretend to ignore some of life's mos<a class="fplink fp-261739" href="/T+I+1">T.I.</a>mportant joys -- couture dresses (he soooo gets women) and nice cars: "Cavalli dress and high heels/ And drop tops on hot wheels/ We live how we wanna live 'cause we got mils/ Dem other belly, belly buy hot wheels/ In V.I.P. dem bottle popping do it B.I.G./ Come get with T.I.P. and be balling til you D.I.E." Um, I'd be more than willing to ball till I die, so if there's any more room in your entourage or what...
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New Song: Iggy Azalea Featuring T.I., 'Murda Bizness'
MTV News - almost 6 years
T.I. definitely scored a big win by signing Iggy Azalea to his Hustle Gang. So it was only a couple weeks ago that T.I. introduced his Hustle Gang (click clack, bang bang) on the <a class="fplink fp-385231" href="/Dj+Drama+1">DJ Drama</a> show, comprised of the Australian female rapper, Iggy Azalea, the group of ATL youngn's known as D.O.P.E, and U.K. chart topper, Chip (formerly Chipmunk if you're trying to YouTube some songs like I just did). And just like that, the Grand Hustle head honcho wastes no time releasing a Bei Major-produced lean-wit-it, rock-wit-it, snap rap throwback from the Down Under fire-spitter. Iggy gets busy all over "Murda Bizness," she's killing pride, hurting feelings, and letting us know that murder is most definitely her business (and cousin, business is ah-boomin'). Iggy might not be the most technical or original rapper to come up recently, but she can actually rap and got signed (partly) because of it and not just for, um, other reasons. Oh yeah, T...
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All Hip Hop - almost 6 years
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Comment on T.I. Discusses Controversy with Shawty Lo, Diddy Discusses Allowing Chris Brown and Rihanna the Use of his Mansion, Chris Brown and Rihanna Back in the Studio by Brittbritt Pagan
24 Hip Hop - almost 6 years
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T.I. “I Need Dollas”
All Hip Hop - almost 6 years
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T.I. Joins Kelsey Grammer in “Boss”
Amog - almost 6 years
Rapper/actor Clifford Harris a.k.a. T.I. has signed up to star alongside <a class="fplink fp-162498" href="/Kelsey+Grammer+1">Kelsey Grammer</a> who plays a ruthless Chicago mayor in the drama series “Boss”. The second season has just begun production. In his season-long arc character, T.I. will play Trey, ex gangbanger who aspires for a career in politics in Chicago’s City Hall. Deadline.com said: “He is the conduit between a local Alderman and the only group powerful enough to function as a grassroots organization in the projects – gangs.” Tip has had prior acting experience in the 2010 movie, “Takers” where he acted alongside big names like Chris Brown, Idris Elba Hayden Christensen and Matt Dillon. The rapper currently has his own reality show in VH1: “Family Hustle”. Will you watch Tip’s action in “Boss”? Related posts: Jay-Z’s New Venture: The Buffalo Boss Fashion Industry Toasts DrJays.com’s Simone “Boss Lady” Kapsalides
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T.I.'s SXSW debut gets the people going
Welcome to the CL Network - almost 6 years
Fresh off his Bill Cosbyesque/VH1 celebreality swag — and seriously, me and the ol' lady's Monday night's are empty now that "The Family Hustle" is over — T.I. popped his SXSW cherry in Austin last night. After B.o.B opened the show with "dancers in sparkly bras, and backup singers oohing and ahhing," according to Grantland's recap, T.I. came out sounding like a guy who hasn't gotten out much in the past couple of years.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
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'T.I. And Tiny: The Family Hustle': Stressed-Out T.I. Gets Mad With Security
Popeater - almost 6 years
On the Season Finale of "T.I. And Tiny: The Family Hustle" (Mon., 9 p.m. ET on VH1), T.I. was preparing for his upcoming AKOO fashion...
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Comment on Hip-Hop Rumors: Azealia Banks Goes Off on T.I. for Defending Iggy Azelia! by Today’s “You Sound Like A Hater” Goes To Azealia Banks! |
All Hip Hop - almost 6 years
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Hip-Hop Rumors: Azealia Banks Goes Off on T.I. for Defending Iggy Azelia!
All Hip Hop - almost 6 years
HIP-HOP RUMORS: AZEALIA BANKS CALLS T.I. "CORNY" FOR DEFENDING IGGY AZALEA!
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Sentinel - almost 6 years
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T.I. Signs Iggy Azalea To Grand Hustle
The Silver Tongue - almost 6 years
Outside of rapper B.O.B and T.I, the Grand Hustle Record label hasn't made much noise in the industry. Killer Mike is still vicious as ever but  has yet to break into the mainstream spot light. So, T.I took has taken it upon himself to bring some new blood to the dying label. The Atlanta rapper has signed Houston's O.G Tre The Truth, UK's raising star Chip formally known as Chipmunk, and the first female to grace the XXL freshman cover, Iggy Azalea. We can only wonder how these new faces will take will help to rebuild what Young Dro couldn't. Get More: Music News
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Timeline
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    THIRTIES
  • 2016
    Age 35
    In June 2016, T.I. opened a strip club called V Live, in Atlanta, Georgia.
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    On July 22, 2016, during an interview with Ebro in the Morning on Hot 97, T.I. announced a EP titled Us or Else.
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    In early July 2016, T.I. reiterated that he would like to be known as Tip, moving forward in his career: "We made a conscious decision to have a lot more faith in the label operations of our art early on.
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    On May 26, 2016, 4 people were shot before T.I. took the stage at Irving Plaza at his scheduled concert in New York City.
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    On May 16, 2016, T.I. released a single titled "Dope" which was produced by West Coast hip hop record producer Dr. Dre.
    T.I., in collaboration with a number of southern rappers, whom are collectively known as Bankroll Mafia, released an eponymous album on April 22, 2016.
    On February 23, 2016, T.I. announced he joined subscription-based music streaming service Tidal, as an artist-owner, making him the 19th of his kind, and in company with artists such as J.
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    On February 22, 2016, before his "pop-up performance" at Greenbriar Mall in his hometown of Atlanta, T.I. announced he signed a distribution deal with Jay Z's Roc Nation for The Dime Trap. T.I. also revealed he is one of the new co-owners of online streaming service, TIDAL.
    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.
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  • 2015
    Age 34
    In October 2015, T.I. received backlash when he was speaking on 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton: "Not to be sexist but, I can’t vote for the leader of the free world to be a woman.
    In October 2015, in an interview with MTV News, T.I. said: "This is a perfect time to be able to call myself what I've always been known as Tip.
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    On September 18, 2015, T.I. announced his departure from Columbia Records.
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    In promotion for the album, T.I. unexpectedly released an extended play (EP) titled Da' Nic, on September 11, 2015.
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    In July 2015, T.I. revealed The Dime Trap was being mixed and mastered; he also added that "It is a lot more urban, a lot more edgy, a lot more unapologetically ghetto than Paperwork".
    On June 26, 2015, T.I. released the music video for the single "Project Steps" and announced his tenth album's new title would be The Dime Trap.
    In a June 2015 interview, T.I. revealed his tenth studio album was completed and awaiting release.
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    On March 24, 2015, T.I. announced his tenth album would be titled Trap's Open.
    On March 11, 2015, T.I. released a single titled "Project Steps".
  • 2014
    Age 33
    He released his Columbia Records debut, Paperwork, in October 2014.
    T.I.'s ninth album Paperwork, was released on October 21, 2014,.
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    On August 20, 2014, one day after speaking out on America in his online treatise about Ferguson, Missouri, in the wake of the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown, T.I. released a new song titled "New National Anthem."
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    On June 17, 2014, T.I. release the second single from Paperwork, a song titled No Mediocre, which was produced by West Coast hip hop producer DJ Mustard and features a guest verse from his then protege Iggy Azalea.
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    The music video for "About the Money", directed by T.I. and Kennedy Rothchild, was released on June 2, 2014.
    On June 3, 2014, T.I. released a song titled "About the Money", via digital distribution.
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    On May 9, 2014, T.I. released a music video for a song titled "Turn It", in promotion for Paperwork.
  • 2013
    Age 32
    Takers debuted at number one at the American box office at $20.5 million in its opening weekend. T.I. also starred in the 2013 crime comedy film Identity Thief, appearing as a criminal named Julian, alongside actress Génesis Rodríguez.
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    On December 16, 2013, it was reported that T.I. decided to name it Paperwork.
    In December 2013, T.I. revealed although he had originally planned to release Trouble Man II, since getting into the studio with the album's executive producer, Pharrell Williams, he had a change of heart.
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    On November 22, 2013, T.I. announced that he had signed a deal with Columbia Records, to release his upcoming ninth studio album. T.I. later clarified the deal is solely for his ninth album. T.I. revealed he recruited Pharrell Williams, who was influential in his move to Columbia, to executive produce the LP, with plans to release the album in early 2014.
    Another pop star, Britney Spears, later announced T.I. would appear on her song "Tik Tik Boom", from her eighth studio album Britney Jean (2013). T.I. was also featured on British singer Cher Lloyd's single "I Wish", which was released in September 2013.
    On September 1, 2013, it was revealed that T.I. would be featured on American pop star Lady Gaga's album ARTPOP, on the song "Jewels n' Drugs", alongside fellow American rappers Too Short and Twista.
    In September 2013, T.I. was featured throughout Lil Wayne's twelfth solo mixtape Dedication 5.
    In a July 2013 interview, with Power 98 FM, T.I. spoke on his then-upcoming album, Trouble Man II: He Who Wears the Crown.
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    On May 21, 2013, T.I. released a single titled "Wit Me" featuring Lil Wayne.
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    In March 2013, Lil Wayne announced T.I. would be co-headlining the second America's Most Wanted Tour. T.I. explained that the tour would begin on July 5 and go through September 1, 2013.
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    On March 26, 2013, T.I. appeared alongside Pharrell, on Robin Thicke's lead single "Blurred Lines" from his album of the same name.
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    On March 19, 2013 T.I. performed "Hello" on Jimmy Kimmel Live!
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    In March 2013, T.I. revealed he would soon be filming the music video for "Hello".
    On March 8, 2013 T.I. told Rap-Up that he was already 60-70% completed with Trouble Man II: He Who Wears the Crown.
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    In February 2013, T.I. revealed he chose "Hello", as the third official single from Trouble Man: Heavy Is the Head.
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    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.
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  • 2012
    Age 31
    On October 9, 2012, T.I. was featured on the annual BET Hip Hop Awards cypher, alongside his Grand Hustle artists Iggy Azalea, B.o.B, Chip and Trae tha Truth.
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    He was executive producer on Azalea's debut extended play Glory and was featured on her debut single "Murda Bizness", which premiered March 26, 2012.
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    On March 1, 2012, T.I. announced he signed Iggy Azalea, Chipmunk and Trae Tha Truth to Grand Hustle Records.
  • 2011
    Age 30
    His date of release was set to be September 29, 2011.
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    On December 1, 2011, B.o.B appeared on New York City's Hot 97 radio station and confirmed that he and T.I. are indeed working on a collaborative album titled The Man and the Martian.
    On September 30, 2011, T.I. released "I'm Flexin'", the first promotional single from his upcoming eighth studio album.
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    On June 30, 2011, a new song was released onto T.I.'s official website and on his official YouTube channel – titled "We Don't Get Down Like Y'all", which features fellow Grand Hustle rapper B.o.B on the hook.
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    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."
  • TWENTIES
  • 2010
    Age 29
    The couple married on July 30, 2010 in Miami Beach, Florida.
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    The arrest for drug charges led to T.I. being sentenced on October 15, 2010 to 11 months in prison for violating the terms of his probation, specifically for possessing ecstasy, testing positive for opiates and associating with a convicted felon, namely his P$C cohort C-Rod.
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    T.I. made his first public appearance since prison, stepping out with then fiancée Tameka "Tiny" Cottle in support of her Alzheimer's research fundraiser "For the Love of Our Fathers" at Atlanta's Opera venue. "I am very well, very happy to be seen," said T.I., who joined Cottle onstage at the end of the benefit. T.I. released a new promotional single titled "I'm Back" on March 8, 2010.
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    On March 26, 2010, T.I. was released from the halfway house.
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  • 2009
    Age 28
    In 2009, T.I. appeared as himself on an episode of Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List.
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    During the 51st Grammy Awards, he was nominated for four Grammy Awards, eventually winning Best Rap Performance by a Duo Or a Group for "Swagga Like Us". "Remember Me", featuring Mary J. Blige, was released digitally on July 7, 2009.
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    Two days prior to being imprisoned, T.I. performed a farewell concert at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. T.I. was released from FCC Forrest City on December 22, 2009 and was moved into a halfway house in Atlanta. T.I. had the Federal Bureau of Prisons ID 59458-019 and was released from CCM Atlanta on March 26, 2010.
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    On May 26, 2009, T.I. began serving his sentence in Forrest City, Arkansas.
    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.
  • 2008
    Age 27
    The feud reached its climax at the November 2008 Dirty Awards where the entourages of both artists clashed during the ceremony, forcing it to be shut down.
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    The official lead single was "Whatever You Like," released in July 2008, and became his most successful single of his career so far, breaking the record for the highest jump to number one on the Billboard Hot 100, jumping from number 71 to number one and also becoming T.I.'s first solo number one on the chart. T.I. released his sixth album, Paper Trail, in September 2008.
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    T.I.'s suppression hearing was scheduled for February 19, 2008.
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  • 2007
    Age 26
    The witness had been working as T.I.'s bodyguard since July, authorities said. T.I. walked out of the Atlanta United States District Court after appearing before U.S. Magistrate Judge Alan J. Baverman on October 26, 2007.
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    On October 13, 2007, federal authorities arrested T.I. four hours before the BET Hip-Hop Awards in Atlanta.
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    In October 2007, T.I. released his third single, "Hurt," featuring Busta Rhymes and Alfamega.
    The second single, "You Know What It Is" featuring Wyclef Jean, was released June 12, 2007. T.I. vs. T.I.P. sold 468,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, and debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 and the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.
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    T.I. released his fifth album, T.I. vs. T.I.P., on July 3, 2007.
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    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.
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  • 2006
    Age 25
    In 2006, T.I. was at the scene of American rock band Creed's lead singer, Scott Stapp's suicide attempt.
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    T.I.'s fourth album, King, debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart in the first half of 2006, selling 522,000 copies in its first week. T.I. released "Front Back" and "Ride with Me" as promotional singles prior to the release of the album.
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    In 2006, T.I. received two Grammy Award nominations for Best Song Collaboration ("Soldier" w/ Destiny's Child & Lil Wayne) and Best Rap Solo Performance for "U Don't Know Me" at the 48th Grammy Awards ceremony.
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  • 2004
    Age 23
    In 2004, T.I. was featured on Destiny's Child's hit single "Soldier", alongside New Orleans-bred rapper Lil Wayne, which peaked at number three on the Hot 100 chart.
    T.I. released his third studio album, Urban Legend, in November 2004.
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  • 2003
    Age 22
    The warrant claimed that T.I. did not complete the required number of community service hours he was sentenced for a 2003 battery of a female sheriff deputy at University Mall in Tampa. T.I. was detained by several mall Security Guards at the time of the incident.
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    T.I. released his second album Trap Muzik on August 19, 2003 through Grand Hustle Records; it debuted at number four and sold 109,000 copies in its first week.
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    He resurfaced in the summer of 2003, appearing on fellow Atlanta-based rapper and former label-mate Bone Crusher's hit single, "Never Scared."
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    He began to gain major recognition in 2003, following his first high-profile feature, on fellow Atlanta-based rapper Bone Crusher's hit single, "Never Scared".
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    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.
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  • 2001
    Age 20
    The album spawned the eponymous single, which featured Jamaican reggae artist Beenie Man. T.I.'s debut single, "I'm Serious," was released on June 26, 2001.
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    T.I. released his debut album, I'm Serious, in October 2001 through Arista Records.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1999
    Age 18
    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:
  • 1996
    Age 15
    In 1996, T.I. befriended local rapper Big Kuntry King, together they sold mixtapes out of the trunk of their car.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1980
    Born
    Born on September 25, 1980.
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