T.I. (Atlanta US rapper & producer Clifford Harris)

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Legal name: Clifford Harris


Clifford Joseph Harris, Jr. (born September 25, 1980), better known by his stage name T.I. (and formerly Tip), is an American hip hop recording artist and actor from Bankhead, Atlanta, Georgia. He signed his first major label record deal in 1999, with Arista Records subsidiary, LaFace Records. In 2001, T.I. formed the Southern hip hop group Pimp Squad Click (P$C), alongside his longtime friends and fellow Atlanta-based rappers. Upon being released from Artista, T.I. signed to Atlantic Records and subsequently became the co-chief executive officer (CEO) of his own label imprint, Grand Hustle Records, which he launched in 2003. In 2009, Billboard ranked him as the 27th Artist of the 2000s decade.

T.I. has released nine studio albums (I'm Serious, Trap Muzik, Urban Legend, King, T.I. vs. T.I.P., Paper Trail, No Mercy, Trouble Man: Heavy Is the Head and Paperwork), with the most recent seven being highly successful on the commercial market. Throughout his career, T.I. has also released several highly successful singles, such as "Bring Em Out", "What You Know", "Big Shit Poppin' (Do It)", "Whatever You Like", "Live Your Life" (featuring Rihanna), "Dead and Gone" (featuring Justin Timberlake), "Ball" (featuring Lil Wayne) and "No Mediocre" (featuring Iggy Azalea). He has won three Grammy Awards, including Best Rap Solo Performance, Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration.

T.I. began to gain major recognition in 2003, after he was featured on fellow Atlanta-based rapper Bone Crusher's single "Never Scared". He gained more prominence with the release of Trap Muzik (2003). In 2004, T.I. appeared on Destiny's Child's worldwide hit single "Soldier", alongside Lil Wayne. T.I.'s sixth album, Paper Trail (2008), became his most successful album to date, with first-week sales of 568,000 copies in the United States, making it T.I.'s third chart topping album in a row. It included three international hit singles, "Whatever You Like", "Live Your Life" and "Dead and Gone". In 2013, he was featured on Robin Thicke's hit single "Blurred Lines", alongside Pharrell Williams, which peaked at number one on several major music charts. In November 2013, T.I. announced that he had signed with Columbia Records, to release his ninth album, Paperwork (2014).

T.I. has served two terms in county jail, twice for probation violations and a federal prison bid for a U.S. federal weapons charge. While serving 11 months in prison, he released his seventh studio album, No Mercy (2010). T.I. has also had a successful acting career, starring in the films ATL, Takers and Identity Thief. He is also a published author, having written two novels Power & Beauty (2011) and Trouble & Triumph (2012), both of which were released to moderate success. T.I. has also starred in the American reality television series T.I.'s Road to Redemption and T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2002 Kings of Crunk Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz 6
2002 Better Dayz 2Pac 3.5 3
2002 Birdman Baby 2
2003 Part II Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz 2
2003 Hot & Wet 112 1 2
2003 M.A.D.E. Memphis Bleek 1
2003 From Me to U Juelz Santana 1
2003 Monster Killer Mike 4 2
2004 Kamikaze Twista 4
2004 Cee-Lo Green... Is the Soul Machine Cee‐Lo Green 4 1
2004 Living Legends 8Ball & MJG 1
2004 Afrodisiac Brandy 3
2004 Suit Nelly 2
2004 1st Infantry The Alchemist 1
2004 Goodies Ciara 4 4
2004 Thug Matrimony: Married to the Streets Trick Daddy 1
2004 Destiny Fulfilled Destiny’s Child 7
2004 Crunk Juice Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz 3 4
2004 Purple Haze Cam'ron 2
2004 Concrete Rose Ashanti 2 2
2005 Pleasure & Pain 112 1 1
2005 Already Platinum Slim Thug 3
2005 The People's Champ Paul Wall 5 1
2005 Trauma DJ Quik 1
2005 The Naked Truth Lil' Kim 1
2005 Trill Bun B 2
2005 Duets: The Final Chapter The Notorious B.I.G. 2
2005 Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101 Young Jeezy 5 3
2006 Best Thang Smokin' Young Dro 1
2006 FutureSex/LoveSounds Justin Timberlake 4 8
2006 Eat or Die Ras Kass 1
2006 Pac's Life 2Pac 3 4
2006 The Inspiration Young Jeezy 2
2007 Buck the World Young Buck 4 1
2007 Politics as Usual Jae Millz 1
2007 Double Up R. Kelly 3
2007 We the Best DJ Khaled 2
2007 UGK (Underground Kingz) Underground Kingz 4
2007 Just Like You Keyshia Cole 3
2007 Carnival, Volume II: Memoirs of an Immigrant Wyclef Jean 5
2007 Gangsta Grillz: The Album DJ Drama 1
2008 Showdown Reloaded Mr. Sche & Al Kapone 1
2008 Brass Knuckles Nelly 3
2008 My Turn to Eat Big Kuntry King 1
2008 Thr33 Ringz T‐Pain 4
2008 Theater of the Mind Ludacris 2
2008 Intuition Jamie Foxx 2
2009 New Jack City II Bow Wow 1
2009 Back on My B.S. Busta Rhymes 2 2
2009 The Good-Ass Remixes, Volume 1 Team Teamwork 1

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