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Successful rappers are not gifted, they just work hard, then succeed on purpose, this line is very well proved by Clifford Joseph Harris Jr. popularly known as T.I. who is an American rapper, actor, and record producer. Moreover, he is eminently known for his contribution to rap music after he introduced Trap as a new rap music form and earned huge popularity.
Apart from that, he is the recipient of three Grammy awards in different categories. T.I. caught public attention through his sixth studio album, ‘Paper Trail’. Recently on June 9, 2021, he massively hit the headlines when he announced via his social media page that he’s working on his next album, titled Kill the King which will be his final album.
Height / Weight / Age
Born on 25 September 1980, this handsome personality has turned 42 years old. He seems enough tall with height which is 173 centimeters and 5’8” in feet and inches.
He seems very fit and healthy with a weight of 69 kilograms and 152 lbs in pounds. His body measurements are 39 inches chest, 33 inches waist, and 13.5 inches biceps. He looks more amazing with his dark brown eyes and black hair.
T.I. earns a very handsome amount of money through his professional career as a rapper and an actor. According to the sources, his estimated net worth is $50 million approximately. Moreover, he is able to live a lavish and luxurious lifestyle through his earnings.
Education / Family
Born in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, T.I. belongs to the Afro-American ethnicity. He is the loving and caring son of Clifford Harris (father) and Violeta Morgan (Mother). Moreover, he was mostly raised by his grandmother in the Centre Hill neighborhood of Atlanta as his parents stayed back in New York for professional reasons.
However, his father died of Alzheimer’s disease. As for his education, T.I. attended Douglass High School but he dropped out and indulged in drugs in his early teenage, an addiction that would not leave him for decades after that.
|Nick Name||King Of The South, Rubberband Man, T.I.P|
|Birth Place||Atlanta, Georgia, USA|
|Date of birth||25 September 1980|
|Height||In feet & inches: 5’8”
In centimeters: 173 cm
|Weight||In kilograms: 69 kg
In pounds: 152 lbs
|Eye color||Dark Brown|
|Profession||Hip Hop Artist|
|School||Douglass High School (Dropped Out)|
|Home town||Atlanta, Georgia, USA|
|Fathers name||Clifford Harris|
|Mothers name||Violeta Morgan|
Career / Fashion and Style
Reflecting on his career, T.I. started rapping at the age of eight. In the year 1996, he began to create mixtapes with the help of his friend, Big Kuntry King who is also a rapper, together the duo sold mixtapes out of the trunk of their car.
Later, Kawan “KP” Prather, a record executive recognized his talent, and then he was singed signed to his record label Ghet-O-Vision Entertainment. Moreover, while singing with Arista Records subsidiary LaFace Records in 1999, this eminent rapper shortened his name from Tip to T.I., out of respect for Arista label-mate Q-Tip.
Later, in October 2001, T.I.’s debut album, I’m Serious was released through Arista Records. In fact, on June 26, 2001, the album spawned the single of the same name featuring Jamaican reggae artist Beenie Man. Furthermore, on August 19, 2003, T.I. released his second album Trap Muzik through Grand Hustle Records.
This album debuted at number four and sold 109,000 copies in its first week. Moreover, allhiphop.com placed it as #5 as the best southern hip-hop album on February 20, 2013. Apart from that, in November 2004, his third album, Urban Legend was released. It also debuted at number seven on the US Billboard 200, selling 193,000 copies in its first week.
Besides this, his third single “ASAP” reached number 18 on the US R&B/Hip-Hop charts, reached number 75 on the US charts, and number 14 on the Rap chart. In the same year, T.I. also got an opportunity to appear on Destiny’s Child’s hit single “Soldier”, which peaked at number three on the Hot 100 chart.
Other than this, in the first half of 2006, his fourth album, King, debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart selling 522,000 copies in its first week. Before the release of the album, T.I. also released “Front Back” and “Ride with Me” as promotional singles which garnered little attention.
Additionally, on July 3, 2007, T.I. released his fifth album, T.I. vs. T.I.P. from which the lead single was “Big Shit Poppin’ (Do It)” which was released to radio stations on April 17, 2007. Furthermore, he collaborated with Mariah Carey on the “I’ll Be Lovin’ U Long Time” remix which peaked at number 36 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and number 58 on the U.S. Hot 100.
After that, he was released from a halfway house where served the remainder of his prison sentence for weapons possession. After his release, T.I. was seen in the studio working on his seventh studio album titled King Uncaged. Likewise, he released “I’m Flexin'”, the first promotional single from his upcoming eighth studio album on September 30, 2011.
Similarly, on October 21, 2014, he released his ninth album Paperwork which debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200, with first-week sales of 80,000 copies in the United States. On April 22, 2016, T.I. in collaboration with several southern rappers, who are collectively known as Bankroll Mafia, released an eponymous album.
Later, he released a single titled “Dope” on May 16, 2016. Other than this, T.I. along with Chance the Rapper and Cardi B served as a judge for Netflix’s Rhythm + Flow, a 10-part hip-hop talent search in the year 2019.
Besides rapping, T.I. also accumulated huge fame as an actor and a novelist who has also starred in ‘Ant-Man’, ‘Takers’, ‘Identity Thief’, ‘American Gangster’ and ‘Get Hard’. His novels titled ‘Power and Beauty’ and ‘Trouble and Triumph’ are motivational in their themes and strong in language.
Girlfriend, Affairs, Wife, and More
Talking about his personal life, T.I. has dated many girls in his life. As of now, he is in a romantic relationship with a Puerto Rican model Bernice Burgos. Moreover, the couple started dating each other in October 2016. Previously, he was in numerous relationships including with Lashon Dixon, Ranniqua, Nicole Alexander, Jasmin Jaye, Tameka Cottle.
Here we are providing the list of favorites of T.I.:
|Favorite Actor||Not Known|
|Favorite Actress||Not Known|
|Favorite Destination||Not Known|
|Favorite Musical instrument||Not Known|
|Favorite sports||Not Known|
|Favorite food||Not Known|
|Favorite color||Not Known|
Some Interesting Facts About T.I.
- His Zodiac sign is Libra.
- His growing street credibility increased by collaborating with Tupac, Baby, and Bonecrusher.
- I. doesn’t like champagne.
- At the age of 14, he had been jailed several times.
- In the year 2008, he received the gold certificate for his sixth studio album titled ‘Paper Trail’.
- In the year 2009, he was ranked as the 27th best artist of the 2000s decade by Billboard.
- I. is also widely known as Rubber Band Man, a reference to the custom to wear rubber bands around the wrist to denote wealth in terms of money or drugs.
- He has also worked with troubled youths at Paulding Detention Center in Atlanta, provided scholarships for single-parent families at Boys and Girls Clubs.
- He also opened a strip club called V Live, in Atlanta in June 2016.
- In the year 2020, he was charged by the SEC for his involvement in two fraudulent initial coin offerings.