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Grammy Award-Winning Rapper & Record Producer

Clifford Joseph Harris Jr., known professionally as T.I. and Tip (often stylized as TIP or T.I.P.), is an American rapper and actor from Atlanta, Georgia. Harris signed his first major-label record deal in 1999, with Arista subsidiary LaFace. In 2001, Harris formed the Southern hip hop group P$C, alongside his longtime friends and fellow Atlanta-based rappers. Upon being released from Arista, Harris signed to Atlantic and subsequently became the co-chief executive officer (CEO) of his own label imprint, Grand Hustle Records, which he launched in 2003. Harris 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.

Harris has released nine studio albums, with seven of them reaching the top five of the US Billboard 200 chart. Throughout his career, Harris has also released several highly successful singles, including "Bring Em Out", "Whatever You Like", "Live Your Life" (featuring Rihanna), "Dead and Gone" (featuring Justin Timberlake), "Ball" (featuring Lil Wayne) and "No Mediocre" (featuring Iggy Azalea). Harris 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". Harris earned more prominence with the release of Trap Muzik, which includes the Top 40 hits, "Rubber Band Man" and "Let's Get Away". The next year, Harris appeared on Destiny's Child's international hit, "Soldier", alongside Lil Wayne. 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'", respectively.

Harris' sixth album, Paper Trail, 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 hit 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 Records debut, Paperwork, in October 2014. In February 2016, Harris announced he signed a distribution deal with Roc Nation, to release his tenth album. Harris has won three Grammy Awards, namely Best Rap Solo Performance, Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration.

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. Harris has also had a successful acting career, starring in the films ATL, Takers, Get Hard, Identity Thief, and Ant-Man. He is also a published author, having written two novels Power & Beauty and Trouble & Triumph, both of which were released to moderate success. Harris has also starred in the American reality television series T.I.'s Road to Redemption and T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle. In 2009, Billboard ranked him as the 27th Artist of the 2000s decade.

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TI Talks '$200 Million' Major Label Deal & 'GDOD' Mixtape

In a sit-down with Billboard hours before the release of his new mixtape, " F.D.O.D.," T.I. insisted he wasn't considering deals worth less than eight-figures, and ...

T.I. Happy To Be Independent And Searching For 'Another Beautiful ...

The road ahead is wide open for T.I., who is an independent artist again and looking for "another beautiful situation" as he enjoys his hit with Lil Wayne, "Wit Me."

Robin Thicke, Pharrell and T.I. sue to protect "Blurred Lines" - CBS ...

Singer is asking a federal judge to determine the summer hit doesn't copy from songs composed by Marvin Gaye and George Clinton.

Snoop Lion, T.I. Address Gun Violence | Music News | Rolling Stone

Snoop Lion and T.I. got serious among the festivities at the BET Experience this past weekend, taking part in a panel on gun control and violence that.

T.I. Talks 'Entourage' Cameo, 'Finished' New Album & Working With ...

T.I. breaks his schedule down for Billboard, which includes more movies, more music, and working on Travi$ Scott's upcoming project.

Tony Jaa Joins Milla Jovovich, T.I. in 'Monster Hunter' Movie ...

Martial arts superstar Tony Jaa will star alongside Milla Jovovich in in 'Monster Hunter,' Screen Gems' adaptation of the Capcom video game. Jaa joins T.I. ...

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