TI whose real name is Clifford Joseph-Harris Jr., (Born September 25, 1980) for his stage name TI and was previously known with the name TIP, is a rapper, songwriter, producer, American actor and Grand Hustle Records label boss. . Be mentoring by his grandfather, he began to sing Rap in 7 tuoi.Khi a teenager, he has sold that have been tuy.TI bit to the gang's Rubber Band Man (who wears forced rubber), who wears rubber band around the wrist to show off their wealth is about drugs and money bac.O age 14, he was in jail a few lan.Anh examination was nicknamed by TIP specific name of the grandfather minh.Kawan "KP" Prather, a music producer, has discovered and signed TI when he was at the age of lack nien.Sau after signing a contract with LaFace Records, a subsidiary company Arista Records in 2001, he shortened his name is TI remains to show their respects to the singer the same company Tip.Thang a 2009 Q-TI have been nine top 10 singles Billboard Hot 100 including 3 disc reached champion is "My Love" (song that accompanied the singer Justin Timberlake), "Whatever You Like" and "Live Your Life "(song with Rihanna). In 2009, T, I have appeared in an episode of Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List as yourself.
Period 2001-2002: I'm Serious
TI first released in May 10.2001 "I'm Serious" through Arista Records label. This album has created a single, powerful rhythm of Jamaica, with the appearance of the first artists Beenie Man.Single'm getting serious attention and it failed miserably on this chart hang.Album appearance of special guests such as Pharrell Williams of The Neptunes (who identified himself as "the Jay-Z of the South"), Jazze Pha, Too Short, Bone Crusher, Lil Jon, Pastor Troy, P $ C and the Youngbloodz. The album was produced by The Neptunes, DJ Toomp, Madvac, and The Grand Hustle Team.Du the presence of an orchestra guest star and producer, but the album only climbed to rank 98 and only sold 163,000 copies in the United Ky.Nhung critics said that since the album has too many songs "akin to" one another, and "shout" um sum.Nhung other comments that: "TI is the king of the South, but has failed do.Tuy course to show he is capable, if his talent combined with confidence, he will be a true star. "
Due to poor results of this album, he cut a contract with Arista Records.Sau that the TI established its own label, Grand Hustle Entertainment and began releasing music mix disc with the help of DJ Drama. TI reappeared in the summer of 2003 with old friend, the Atlanta rapper's label with the song Bone Crusher "Never Scared." And the music mix and this song has made the major labels revisited TI and he signed a contract with the venture capital major label Atlantic Records
For 2003-2005: Trap Muzik and Urban Legend
TI released Trap Muzik Album 2 through Grand Hustle Records label on August 19 in 2003.No appears in fourth place on the charts and sold 109,000 copies in its first week of release, with the single was released as "24s", "Be Easy", "Rubberband Man" and "Let's Get Away". album has the participation of the guests as Eightball & MJG, Jazze Pha, Bun B and Macboney, is produced by Jazze Pha, Kanye West, David Banner, DJ Madvacva 3.2004 Toomp.Vao month, an arrest warrant is executed when TI was violated while being on probation for a drug case in 1997.Anh year prison sentenced to 3 years while in prison giam.Trong in Cobb County, Georgia, he has participated in the first film left phep.Mot months later, he is allowed to work during the renovation.
TI released Urban Legend 3rd album in January 11.2004. It appears at number 7 in the Billboard top 200 and is dispersed 193,000 copies in its first week hanh.Single's first album, "Bring You Out "May 1.2005 released and became the first hit of the TI are among the top 10, while climbing to No. 9 on the Billboard Hot 100, while the 2nd single" U Do not Know Me "at No. 23 of the Billboard Hot 100.TI also appeared in the video "Soldier" with the participation of Destiny's Child and Lil 'Wayne, ranked 3rd in the U.S. Hot 100 chart.
In 2006, TI received two Grammy nominations for "best song collaboration" for "Soldier" and "Best Rap" for "U Do not Know Me" at the first Grammy in 48.Cung that year, he won the award: "Rapper of the Year", "Rap Album of the Year", "Artist of the Year with Rap Album," "Rap song of the year" and "Viedo of the Year" by Billboard Music Award, and "Hip hop artist Nam Best" award at the BET Awards ceremony taro.
Period 2006-2007: King, TI vs TIP and charged with illegal weapons containing
In 2006, TI ATL.Bo filming the first film starring Lauren London, Big Boi, Evan Ross, Mykelti Williamson, Jason Weaver and Keith David, Tina Gordon Chism's script and Antwone Fisher, produced by Timothy M. Bourne, Tionne Watkins, and Will Smith, directed by Christopher Robinson dien.Trong movie, TI plays Rashad Swann, a high school student orphaned me.Trong first week were released, the film grossed 11.5 million dollar, won the 3rd highest sales at the box office, and eventually grossed 22.5 million dollars profit.
His 4th album, King, ranked number one in Billboard 200 in the first half of 2006, which sold 522,000 copies in its first week hanh.TI release "Front Back" and "Ride With Me" as the ca ba.ca song written to promote songs attracted little attention but helped promote the album and the movie ATL. "King" has received dozens of awards and nominations including "Best Rap Album" in Grammy Award.Anh voice also contributed the song "Shoulder Clean" by Young Dro, reached the U.S. Hot 100 top 10. and ranked first in the Billboard Hot R & B / Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Rap Tracks.
The song "What You Know" TI has brought about the award "Best Rap Performance" and nomination for "Best Rap Album" to create the 49th Grammy, also in this year, TI with Justin Timberlake collaboration on the song "My Love", the song quickly became a huge hit worldwide and with more Justin Timberlake brought a Grammy for "Partnering Best Hip-hop." He also won the "Hip-Hop artist Nam or Most "2nd consecutive BET Awards.
TI released 5th album, "TI vs TIP" on July 3 in the first 2007.Single "" Big Things Poppin '(Do It) ", was produced by Mannie Fresh and was released on radio on 17/4/2007.Single 2, "You Know What It Is". with the presence of Wyclef Jean, released 06/12/2007. "TI vs TIP" sold 468,000 in the U.S., appearing at the first place of Billboard 200.Album with the arrival of the guests for Jay-Z, Busta Rhymes, Wyclef Jean, Nelly, and Eminem produced by Eminem, Jeff Bass, Mannie Fresh, Grand Hustle, The Runners, Just Blaze , Wyclef Jean and Danja. absent from this production team who are familiar as DJ Toompva The Neptunes.
TI also appeared in the blockbuster movie directed by Ridley Scott, "American Gangster" alongside actors such as Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe, and also contributed to proposing the composer of the film.
On 13/10/2007, the federal police have arrested TI just 4 hours before the award ceremony at the BET Awards Atlanta.Anh forced two serious offenses: unauthorized possession three machine guns, two sets down left the bar and opened fire phep.Vu arrests took place in the parking lot of the mall sam.TI walked out after the Atlanta court judge Alan J. TI asked Baverman fined $ 3 million, including $ 2 million in cash and 1 million is deducted from current assets anh.TI be required to stay at home and only go out when need care an.Nhung health and to court the only one in with his girlfriend and son of anh.Khach visits permitted only with the approval of the court.
From 2008-present: Paper Trail
TI's court hearing is scheduled on 03.01.2008, but Judge Alan J. Baverman have moved it back into 19/2/2008.Anh accused of illegal weapons possession, he was fined an indefinite prison sentence execution time, one year home detention and 1,500 hours of community service . In an interview with MTV about the detention time, TI stated that: "Perhaps, in time there, I will plan on the back of me." and he proved that by operating dong.Anh appeared in the video "I'll be loving u long time" by Mariah Carey, won 58th place in the U.S. Top 100.
While being detained at home, TI began to write songs for the album's first promotional moi.Single Album "No Matter What" was released on May 4.2008. Single Official Album "Whatever U Like "was released in July / 2008 and quickly became the most successful single of TI, breaking the record by jumping from No. 71 to No. 1 in Billboard Hot 100.TI release second album 6 "Paper Trai" in September / 2008, ranked number one in Billboard 200 and sold 568,000 copies in the U.S..
2nd single, "Swagga like us" with the presence of Jay-Z, Kanye West, Lil 'Wayne and MIA, reached No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100.Sigle 3, "Live Your Life" with the presence Rihanna's back up a new record after jumping from 80th position on top of the Billboard Hot 100.Single 4, "Dead and Gone" with Justin Timberlake collaboration has held the No. 2 spot for 5 weeks and brought back nominated for "Best Hip Hop Collaboration" and "Best Rap song" at the first Grammy 52.Con at the 51st Grammy Awards, TI has been four nominations and won for "best song of the group or double. "TI is also involved new film," Takers "alongside Matt Dillon, Paul Walker, Idris Elba, Hayden Christensen and Chris Brown, at the same time, he was directing the film's production.