Clifford Joseph Harris Jr. (conceived September 25, 1980), referred to professionally as T.I. furthermore, Tip (frequently adapted as TIP or T.I.P.), is an American rapper and performing artist. Harris, marked his first significant name record bargain in 1999, with Arista auxiliary LaFace. In 2001, Harris framed the Southern hip bounce assemble P$C, close by his long-lasting companions and individual Atlanta-based rappers Big Kuntry King, Mac Boney and C-Rod. After being discharged from Arista, Harris marked to Atlantic and hence turned into the co (CEO) of his own name engrave, Grand Hustle Records, which he propelled in 2003. Harris is likewise maybe best known as one of the craftsmen who promoted the hip bounce subgenre trap music, alongside Young Jeezy and Gucci Mane.
Harris has discharged nine studio collections, with seven of them achieving the main five of the US Billboard 200 diagram. All through his vocation, Harris has additionally discharged a few exceedingly effective singles, including “Bring Em Out”, “Whatever You Like”, “Carry on with Your Life” (highlighting Rihanna), “Dead and Gone” (including Justin Timberlake), “Ball” (highlighting Lil Wayne) and “No Mediocre” (highlighting Iggy Azalea). Harris started to increase real acknowledgment in 2003, after his first prominent component, on individual Atlanta-based rapper Bone Crusher’s hit single, “Never Scared”. Harris earned more unmistakable quality with the arrival of Trap Muzik (2003), which incorporates the Top 40 hits, “Elastic Band Man” and “How about we Get Away”. The following year, Harris showed up on Destiny’s Child’s universal hit, “Officer”, nearby Lil Wayne, and discharged his third collection Urban Legend (2004). His resulting collections, King and T.I. versus T.I.P., produced high record deals and were bolstered by prevalent singles, for example, “What You Know” and “Enormous Shit Poppin'”, separately.
Harris’ 6th collection, Paper Trail (2008), turned into his best undertaking, with the collection being guaranteed gold for first-week offers of more than 500,000 duplicates in the United States, also making it his third continuous number one collection. In 2013, Harris was highlighted on Robin Thicke’s hit single “Obscured Lines”, nearby Pharrell Williams, which crested at number one on a few noteworthy music graphs. In November 2013, Harris declared that he had marked with Columbia Records, after his 10-year contract with Atlantic arrived at an end. He discharged his Columbia Records make a big appearance, Paperwork, in October 2014. In February 2016, Harris reported he marked an appropriation manage Roc Nation, to discharge his tenth collection. Harris has won three Grammy Awards, specifically Best Rap Solo Performance, Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration.
Harris has served two terms in province imprison, twice for probation infringement and a government jail offer for a U.S. government weapons charge. While serving 11 months in jail, he discharged his seventh studio collection, No Mercy (2010). Harris has additionally had a fruitful acting profession, featuring in the movies ATL, Takers, Get Hard, Identity Thief, and the Ant-Man films. He is additionally a distributed writer, having composed two books Power and Beauty (2011) and Trouble and Triumph (2012), the two of which were discharged to direct achievement. Harris has likewise featured in the American unscripted tv arrangement T.I’s. Road to Redemption and T.I. and Tiny: The Family Hustle. In 2009, Billboard positioned him as the 27th Artist of the 2000s decade.
Clifford Joseph Harris Jr. was conceived on September 25, 1980, in Atlanta, Georgia, the child of Clifford “Pal” Harris Sr. also, Violeta Morgan. He was brought by his grandparents up in Atlanta’s Center Hill neighborhood simply off Bankhead Highway. His dad dwelled in New York City, and he would regularly go there to visit. Amigo Harris experienced Alzheimer’s infection and kicked the bucket from the disease. Through his grandma, he is of Cherokee descent.
T.I. started rapping at age eight. He went to Douglass High School, yet later dropped out. His stage name initially originated from his youth moniker “Tip”, after his fatherly extraordinary grandfather. He was once known as Rubber Band Man, a reference to the custom of wearing elastic groups around the wrist to mean riches regarding drugs or money.
In 1996, T.I. become a close acquaintence with nearby rapper Big Kuntry King, together they sold mixtapes out of the storage compartment of their vehicle. Kawan “KP” Prather, a record official, found T.I. and after that marked him to his record name Ghet-O-Vision Entertainment. Upon marking with Arista Records auxiliary LaFace Records in 1999, he abbreviated his name from Tip to T.I., keeping in mind Arista name mate Q-Tip. T.I. transfers the circumstance as.
T.I. discharged his introduction collection, I’m Serious, in October 2001 through Arista Records. The collection brought forth the eponymous single, which included Jamaican reggae craftsman Beenie Man. T.I’s. make a big appearance single, “I’m Serious,” was discharged on June 26, 2001. The single got little airplay and neglected to graph. The collection highlights visitor appearances from his Southern hip bounce bunch P$C, Jazze Pha, Too Short, Bone Crusher, Lil Jon, Pastor Troy and YoungBloodZ, and in addition Pharrell Williams of American record creation group The Neptunes (who called him “the Jay-Z of the South”),.
The generation for I’m Serious, was taken care of by The Neptunes, DJ Toomp, Madvac and The Grand Hustle Team. Notwithstanding the collection’s visitors appearances and generation group, the collection crested at number 98 and just sold 163,000 duplicates in the United States. Critics indicated the way that huge numbers of the tracks sounded the equivalent and that a couple were outright tear offs. Other pundits remarked saying, “T.I. cases to be the ruler of the South, yet neglects to appear and demonstrate. He does, nonetheless, have potential. On the off chance that his ability ever coordinates his certainty, he might be set out toward stardom.”
Because of the poor business gathering of the collection, T.I. was dropped from Arista Records. He at that point shaped Grand Hustle Entertainment and started discharging a few mixtapes with the help of DJ Drama. He reemerged in mid-2003, showing up on individual Atlanta-based rapper and previous mark mate Bone Crusher’s hit single, “Never Scared.” His mixtapes and standard presentation from “Never Scared”, inevitably recovered significant name consideration and T.I. marked a joint endeavor manage Atlantic Records.
T.I. discharged his second collection Trap Muzik on August 19, 2003 through Grand Hustle Records; it appeared at number four and sold 109,000 duplicates in its first week. It brought forth the singles “24s”, “Be Easy”, “Rubberband Man” and “How about we Get Away”. The collection highlights visitor appearances from 8Ball and MJG, Jazze Pha, Bun B and Mac Boney; and was created by Jazze Pha, Kanye West, David Banner, Madvac and DJ Toomp. Upon its discharge, Trap Muzik got by and large great audits from most music pundits, who by and large viewed it as a noteworthy enhancement over his introduction collection, I’m Serious. This included Complex naming the collection one of the great collections of the most recent decade in 2012. on February 20, 2013 allhiphop.com put it as #5 as the best southern hip-jump collection ever.
T.I. discharged his third studio collection, Urban Legend, in November 2004. It appeared at number seven on the US Billboard 200, offering 193,000 duplicates in its first week. The collection’s lead single, “Bring Em Out”, which was created by Swizz Beatz, was discharged in January 2005 and turned into T.I’s. first best ten hit, topping at number nine on the US Billboard Hot 100, while the second single “U Don’t Know Me” crested at number twenty-three on the US Billboard Hot 100. His third single “ASAP” achieved number 75 on the US outlines, number 18 on the US R&B/Hip-Hop diagrams and number 14 on the Rap graph. T.I. recorded a double music video for “ASAP” and “Inspiration”. Notwithstanding, “Inspiration” just made it to number 62 on the US R&B/Hip-Hop singles chart. In 2004, T.I. was included on Destiny’s Child’s hit single “Trooper”, nearby New Orleans-reared rapper Lil Wayne, which topped at number three on the Hot 100 graph.
In September 2005, T.I. collaborated with his Pimp $quad Click (P$C) companions, Big Kuntry King, Mac Boney, C-Rod and AK, to discharge P$C’s presentation studio collection, 25 to Life. The collection, which was gone before by a few self-discharged mixtapes by P$C, crested at number 10 on the US Billboard 200 graph. The collection was upheld by the lead single “I’m a King”, which was additionally included on the soundtrack to the film Hustle and Flow, a gathering likewise discharged by T.I’s. name engrave Grand Hustle, under the aegis of Atlantic Records.
T.I’s. fourth collection, King, appeared at number one on the Billboard 200 diagram in the principal half of 2006, offering 522,000 duplicates in its first week. T.I. discharged “Front Back” and “Ride with Me” as special singles before the arrival of the collection. The singles accumulated little consideration. The collection’s lead single “What You Know,” turned into a hit in the U.S. what’s more, advanced the collection, as well as ATL, the film T.I. featured in that agreed with the collection’s discharge. The collection likewise generated the singles, “Why You Wanna,” “Live in the Sky,” and a remix of “Top Back,” which was additionally included on the Grand Hustle arrangement collection Grand Hustle Presents: In da Streetz Volume 4. Ruler earned various honors and selections including a Grammy Award assignment for Best Rap Album. He was likewise highlighted on recently marked Grand Hustle craftsman Young Dro’s introduction single “Shoulder Lean”, which achieved the main ten on the U.S. Hot 100 and #1 on the U.S. Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Rap Tracks.
“What You Know” won a Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance and was selected for Best Rap Song at the 49th Grammy Awards. Also that year, T.I. teamed up with Justin Timberlake for “My Love,” which turned out to be an overall hit, and won a Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration with Timberlake at the 49th Annual Grammy Awards and furthermore won Best Male Hip-Hop Artist at the BET Awards for the second in a row time. He at that point filled in as a highlighted entertainer on “We Takin’ Over” by DJ Khal