- 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.
- 2008, Grammy — Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group: Winner
- 2006, Grammy — Best Rap/Sung Collaboration: Winner
- Clifford Joseph Harris — Father
- Antoinette Chapman — Sister
- Major Harris — Son
- Zonnique Pullins — Stepdaughter
- Heiress Harris — Daughter
- Domani Harris — Son
- Violeta Morgan — Mother
- Kamaya Chapman — Niece
- Leyah Amore Harris — Daughter
- Ms. Niko — Ex-significant Other
- Tameka "Tiny" Cottle — Wife (separated)
- King Harris — Son
- Messiah Ya'Majesty Harris — Son
- Deyjah Imani Harris — Daughter
- Lashon Dixon — Ex-fiancée