Clifford Joseph Harris Jr. also known by his stage name T.I and TIP is a rapper and actor from America. He is co-owner of Grand Hustle Records and member of the Southern hip-hop group P$C. His estimated net worth is around $50 million.
Bio and Wiki:
T.I was born on September 25, 1980, in Atlanta, Georgia. He was born to Clifford ”Buddy” Harris Sr. and Violeta Morgan. He was raised by his grandparents, his father suffered from Alzheimer’s disease and unfortunately died of it. He went to Douglass High School but ended up as a dropout.
He showed interest in music since his early age. He started rapping when he was eight. He had a rough childhood as he was forced to sell drugs for money and was also arrested several times while doing so.
T.I started his career by selling mixtapes co-created with his friend Big Kuntry King. They both used to sell their mixtapes out of the trunk of their car. T.I caught the attention of record producer Kawan ”KP” Prather who later signed him to his label Ghet-O-Vision Entertainment.
T.I released his first album ”I’m Serious” under the label of Arista Records in 2001. The album had guest appearances from his own hip-hop group P$C such as Jazze Pha, Too Short, Bone Crusher, Lil Jon, Pastor Toy and YoungBloodZ. The album wasn’t a big hit and was unable to gain a good rank in the chart.
T.I was dropped from Arista Records due to the poor performance of his first album. He then founded Grand Hustle Entertainment and started producing his own mixtapes with the association of DJ Drama. He caught the eye of the audience with his appearance in Bone Crusher’s hit song ”Never Scared” in 2003. The song was a super hit and after that T.I was signed by Atlanta Records on a joint venture deal.
T.I released his second album ”Trap Muzik” in 2003 under his own label Grand Hustle Entertainment that was a huge success and was loved by everyone. T.I released his third album ”Urban Legend” in 2004 that peaked at number seven on the US Billboard 200 and over 192,000 copies were sold in the first week of its release.
Awards and Achievements:
T.I has given several of big hits and most of his songs have topped the US Billboard and many other charts. He has a list of awards including Best Hip-Hop Male Artist by BET (2006), Favorite Hip Hop Artist by BET (2007), Rap Song Artist of the year by Billboard Music Awards in 2006, 2007 and 2009. His album T.I vs T.I.P won Best Rap Album award by Billboard and Hip Hop/R&B.
Net Worth of T.I.:
T.I is a well-known singer as well as an actor. He has been working in both music and acting field and has gained a wealthy net worth of $50 million.
T.I has given quality work in his both acting and singing careers and has maintained a respectable position among famous celebrities.