Tip "T.I." Harris

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  • Birth Name: Clifford Joseph Harris Jr.
  • Birth Place: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
  • Profession: Rapper, Actor, Producer, Author, Entrepreneur
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Fast Facts

  • Began rapping at the age of 9.
  • Dubbed "the Jay Z of the South" by Pharrell Williams.
  • Changed his stage name from T.I.P. to T.I. to distinguish himself from another Arista Records artist named Q-Tip, after signing a record deal with the label at the age of 19.
  • In 2001, released his debut album, I'm Serious, which featured production by the Neptunes on four tracks.
  • Was dropped from Arista Records and subsequently formed his own label, Grand Hustle Records.
  • Joined Reverend Al Sharpton and rapper Ja Rule for an anti-gun violence march in Harlem following his conviction of a gun-related crime.
  • Published two fiction novels, titled Power & Beauty and Trouble & Triumph: A Novel of Power & Beauty.
  • In 2012, discovered rapper Iggy Azalea and signed her to his record label.
  • Expanded Grand Hustle Entertainment to include enterprises such as film production and a clothing brand, Grand Hustle Gang.

Awards

  • 2008, Grammy — Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group: Winner
  • 2006, Grammy — Best Rap/Sung Collaboration: Winner

Relationships

  • Major Harris — Son
  • Heiress Harris — Daughter
  • Domani Harris — Son
  • Violeta Morgan — Mother
  • Leyah Amore Harris — Daughter
  • Ms. Niko — Ex-significant Other
  • Clifford Joseph Harris — Father
  • Antoinette Chapman — Sister
  • Zonnique Pullins — Stepdaughter
  • Kamaya Chapman — Niece
  • Tameka "Tiny" Cottle — Wife (separated)
  • King Harris — Son
  • Messiah Ya'Majesty Harris — Son
  • Deyjah Imani Harris — Daughter
  • Lashon Dixon — Ex-fiancée

Details

  • Birth Name: Clifford Joseph Harris Jr.
  • Birth Place: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
  • Profession: Rapper, Actor, Producer, Author, Entrepreneur

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