What Is T.I (the Rapper's) real name?
Yeah people have been telling me different things so I just need a straight answer what is his name? lol sorry for wasting your guys time with a kind of useless Question. lol
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Clifford Harris, Jr.
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Rapper T.I. has been out of the public view for the last three weeks and now it's clear why. The 23-year-old MC is behind bars in Cobb County, Georgia, for violating probation.
The probation stems from a November 1997 arrest and subsequent
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"Rubber Band Man"
(Grand Hustle/Atlantic Records)
conviction for distribution of cocaine, manufacturing and distributing a controlled substance, and giving authorities a false name, according to a sheriff's department spokesperson.
He served a sentence of unknown length and was released early on probation. It is not clear what he did to violate the terms of his release, but it is the second time he's been accused of doing so. A county judge could revoke the terms of his probation and reinstate his original sentence.
T.I. alludes to his days as a young drug dealer in Atlanta on the hit song "Rubber Band Man." The rapper, whose real name is ****Clifford Harris******, turned himself in to the sheriff's department on March 30 after a warrant was issued for his arrest.
More trouble awaits T.I. in neighboring Fulton County. Two arrest warrants were issued there in March — one for possession of a firearm and one for possession of ecstasy. Now that he's in custody, T.I. will likely be extradited to face those charges after his case is handled in Cobb County, according to a Fulton County sheriff's department spokesperson.
T.I. called in to Tampa Bay, Florida's WLLD-FM in mid-March and explained he wouldn't be appearing at an upcoming concert because he was preparing to turn himself in to authorities. "I was doing a little living on the wrong side of the law," he told Wild 98.7's morning show. "I've got a lot of loose ends to tie up, legitimately, before I can further my career."
A court date for T.I. in Cobb County has not been scheduled yet.
— Joseph Patel
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T.Is real name is tip because i saw the movie and i want to ATL web site
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clifford "tip" harris
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Clifford Joseph Harris Jr. (born on September 25, 1980 in Atlanta, Georgia) is an American rapper, actor, and philanthropist. He is best known by his stage name T.I., and also goes by The King of the South, T.I.P., and Rubber Band Man due to his former association as a dope-boy, and T.I.P., his alter ego.
2 Rise to fame
5 Community work
6.3 Music videography
6.4 Video Cameo Appearances
9 External links
His original stage name, T.I.P., stems from his childhood nickname "Tip". Due to his southern drawl, fans mistook his name for "Chip", so he began spelling it out "T.I.P". Upon signing with Arista Records subsidiary LaFace Records in 2001, he shortened his name to T.I. out of respect for label mate Q-Tip. He is also known to go by "Rubberband Man" and the self-proclaimed "King Of The South" (which has created several cases of controversy between other southern rappers).
T.I. has five children. Their names are Messiah YaMajesty Harris, Domani Uriah Harris, Deyjah Harris,and King Harris, the fifth child is his girlfriend Tiny's 10 year old daughter, Zonnique Jailee Pullins,he claims her as his own but not biologically.
He is the leader of a rap group known as P$C (Pimp Squad Clique). His debut album I'm Serious was released through Arista Records in 2001, which spawned the single of the same title which featured reggae vocalist Beenie Man. His debut album included Pharrell Williams of The Neptunes (who named him the Jay-Z of the south), Jazze Pha and Youngbloodz. However, the album did not sell very well, and he was dropped from the label. Undaunted, he formed Grand Hustle Records and released several mixtapes with the assistance of DJ Drama, which created an underground buzz. He resurfaced in the summer of 2003 on Bonecrusher's song "Neva Scared". He parlayed this attention towards the release of his second album, Trap Muzik. It was more of a success than his debut album because of the singles "24s", "Be Easy", "Rubber Band Man", and "Let's Get Away". The success of the album was followed by some controversy: while on tour, T.I. was charged with violating his probation over a 2003 drug charge, and turned himself in. He was sentenced to three years in prison. While there he was granted rights to film the music video for his introduction at WHTA/Hot 107.9's Birthday bash.
Rise to fame
After his second CD Trap Muzik sold over 900,000 copies in the U.S., T.I. released Urban Legend in late 2004. Urban Legend instantly generated crossover success with the hit single "Bring 'Em Out". He used a sample from Jay-Z's "What More Can I Say" from The Black Album to create the hook, and featured production from Ruff Ryders's producer Swizz Beatz. The album featured Trick Daddy, Nelly, Lil Jon, B.G., Mannie Fresh of the Big Tymers, Daz Dillinger, Lil' Wayne, Pharrell of the Neptunes, P$C and Lil' Kim. The album debuted at number seven on the Billboard 200. At the beginning of 2005 , T.I. enjoyed success alongside Lil' Wayne on the Destiny's Child song "Soldier", which proved to be a worldwide smash hit.
His latest album, King debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart on April 4, 2006, selling over 520,000 copies in its first week.
Over the years, T.I. has also continued to expand his business portfolio. In 2005 he launched his own film production company called Grand Hustle Films, signed a multi-artist joint venture deal for his label with Atlantic Records, and established a music publishing deal for Grand Hustle Music with Warner Chappell. He also co-executive produced the soundtrack to the film Hustle & Flow and released the collection through Grand Hustle/Atlantic. He also did the same for the debut album of his group P$C, 25 To Life. He has also starred in the film ATL.
On television, T.I. was seen on MTV's Diary and Punk'd after being tricked by Ashton Kutcher on his way to his own concert held at Fresno, California.
On a recent MTV interview, T.I. has stated that in early 2007, after the sequel to his hit movie ATL hit's theatre, his next studio album, T.I. vs. T.I.P., will quickly hit afterwards. T.I. will also be making appearances on upcoming albums by Beyoncé, Justin Timberlake, and Young Dro. 
In 2004, T.I. received an early release from incarceration, and returned to music with some disparaging words for rival rappers Lil' Flip and Ludacris. T.I. had overheard people claiming that Lil Flip had disrespected him at a show he did in Atlanta and he felt obliged to respond. He freestyled over Jay Z's 99 problems (lil flip aint one) and Ray Cash's "Pussy *** ******" with UGK rapper Bun B. Flip responded with numerous freestyles, and released an underground album where most of the tracks were devoted to dissing T.I. and others.
T.I. also called out Ludacris over an old disagreement their crews had with one another. Ludacris made a music video in which a person in a shirt that resembeled that of a Trap Muzik shirt was seen being beaten, and, whether the resemblance was intentional or not, the feud between T.I. and Ludacris progressed. T.I. later recorded a song with G-Unit rapper Young Buck originally featuring Lil Jon. T.I.'s verse seemed like a diss to Ludacris and Young Buck did not want to be apart of it. Young Buck told Ludacris about this and Ludacris decided to get on the same song and diss T.I.
T.I.'s verse was omitted from the original track listing and replaced with The Game. According to website , T.I. was on a Houston radio station talking about the situation between himself and Lil' Flip. They since have discontinued this feud after a closed door meeting between the two.
However, on T.I.'s album King, there are several tracks which have been disputed by the hip hop community to be shots at Lil Flip ("What You Know","You know Who" and "Top Back"). However in an interview with a popular online hip hop website on March 24, 2006, T.I. was quoted as saying he and Lil Flip have no beef. This is somewhate contradictory to the events that occured during Young Dro's video "Shoulder Lean". As Young Dro delivers the line "Lucky Charm Diamonds man, but nah, it ain't Flip(Lil Flip)". T.I. is seen making a laughing gesture towards the video camera.
In June of 2006 rapper Ludacris released a track titled "War With God", which disputedly seems to be starting a second round of fueding between the two Atlanta native rappers. In the song "War With God" Ludacris begins by stating "I'ma take the subtle approach first, I'm just getting started". He continues with lines such as: "You ain't did three(mil)"..."Call yourself whatever you want, except the multi-million man"..."Disrespecting those doing time with real criminals", and ends by challenging him to make a diss record. There has yet to be any response from either side about the track. Ludacris recently stated that he was not dissing T.I. He was dissing himself. He and T.I. are still cool.
Miami recording artist Rick Ross has also made remarks about T.I. the diss was made 3 years ago when he was relatively unknown. Ross squashed the beef and decided to add T.I. to his new album.
In the early hours of May 3, 2006, T.I. and his entourage were involved in a gunfight after leaving a concert after-party at the Club Ritz, a Nightclub in Cincinnati, Ohio that has a history of problems with the law. Four members of T.I.'s entourage were shot in the altercation. T.I.'s personal assistant Philant Johnson was killed and Janice Gillespie was seriously wounded by the gunfire. It is believed that the altercation began at the Ritz when members of T.I.'s entourage began throwing money from the stage into the crowd,  angering male audience members.
According to the Cincinnati Enquirer, the feud began at the city's Club Ritz during an after-party for the Atlanta rapper and his protege Young Dro -- who performed earlier that evening at the club Bogart's -- and moved outside, where shots were fired into two vans transporting T.I.'s crew just after three o'clock.
"[The money] was supposed to be for the ladies," one witness said. "But it was hitting guys in the face, and they were like, 'We got money, so why are you throwing money at us?'"
When the situation grew tense, T.I. reportedly told his group to head out. A witness outside told the Enquirer that one shot -- believed to be unrelated to the ensuing gun battle -- was fired in the parking lot and at least four people followed the vans in a large vehicle.
T.I. has stepped up his community involvement as well, taking the lead on several initiatives to help the victims devastated by Hurricane Katrina, including personally donating $50,000 to the relief effort while leading an on-air Labor Day pledge drive on Atlanta's V-103 FM that raised over $263,000 for Mississippi rapper David Banner's "Heal the Hood" Foundation. He also partnered with David Banner and Atlanta newcomer Young Jeezy for a two-day food and clothing drive at Atlanta's Club Vision and co-headlined a massive benefit concert on September 17, sharing the bill with heavyweights such as Nelly, OutKast's Big Boi, and David Banner - with 100 percent of the proceeds going to "Heal the Hood."
In addition to his Hurricane Katrina relief efforts, T.I. worked with troubled youths at Paulding Detention Center in Atlanta, provided scholarships for single parent families at Boys and Girls Clubs, and headlined Boost Mobile's RockCorps concert at New York's Radio City Music Hall, which featured such performers as Fat Joe, Slim Thug, and Kanye West, and was held exclusively for community service volunteers. In June 2005, The Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes Foundation, named for the deceased member of multi-platinum female group TLC, and Atlanta's V-103 honored T.I. with the 2005 Lisa Lopes Award for groundbreaking achievements in music and community service which was court ordered. With this steady list of growing accomplishments T.I. is being recognized as the "Jay-Z of the South." according to Pharrell Williams of multi-platinum production team The Neptunes. 
Album cover Album information
Released: October 9, 2001
Chart positions: #98 US Billboard 200, #18 U.S. R&B
U.S. Sales: 250,000 copies
Last RIAA certification: Uncertified
Singles: "Dope Boyz", "What's Yo Name", "Do It"
Released: August 19, 2003
Chart positions: #4 Billboard 200, # 1 U.S. R&B, #2 U.S. Rap
U.S. Sales: 490,000 Copies
Last RIAA certification: Gold
Singles: "24's", "Be Easy", "Let's Get Away", "Rubberband Man"
Released: November 30, 2004
Chart positions: #7 Billboard 200, #1 U.S. Rap
U.S. Sales: 1.1 Million copies
Last RIAA certification: Platinum
Singles: "Bring Em Out", "U Don't Know Me", "Motivation", "ASAP"
Released: March 28, 2006
Chart positions: #1 Billboard 200
U.S. Sales: 1.3 Million Copies
Last RIAA certification: Platinum
Singles: "Front Back (promotional)" "What You Know", "Why You Wanna", "Live In The Sky".
T.I. vs. T.I.P.
Released: March 2007
Chart positions: TBA
U.S. Sales: TBA
Last RIAA certification: TBA
Year Song U.S. Hot 100 U.S. R&B U.S. Rap UK singles Album
2003 "24's" #78 #27 #15 — Trap Muzik
2003 "Be Easy" — #55 — — Trap Muzik
2003 "Rubber Band Man" #30 #15 #11 — Trap Muzik
2004 "Let's Get Away" (featuring Jazze Pha) #35 #17 #10 — Trap Muzik
2004 "Bring Em Out" #9 #6 #4 #59 Urban Legend
2004 "Soldier" (Destiny's Child featuring T.I. and Lil' Wayne) #3 #3 — #4 Destiny Fulfilled
2005 "U Don't Know Me" #23 #6 #4 #17 Urban Legend
2004 "ASAP" #75 #18 #14 #35 Urban Legend
2005 "I'm a King" (P$C featuring T.I. and Lil' Scrappy) #67 #16 — #4 T.I. Presents: 25 to Life
2005 "Do Ya Thang" (P$C featuring T.I.) — — — #16 T.I. Presents: 25 to Life
2005 "Get Loose" (featuring Nelly) — #70 — — Urban Legend
2005 "Motivation" — #62 — — Urban Legend
2006 "Front Back" 1 (featuring UGK) — — — #46 King
2006 "What You Know" #3 #1 #1 — King
2006 "Why You Wanna" 2 #29 #5 #4 #22 King
2006 "Shoulder Lean" (Young Dro featuring T.I.) 2 #17 #7 #5 — Best Thang Smokin'
2006 "Live In The Sky" (featuring Jamie Foxx) 3 TBR TBR TBR TBR King
1 used only as a promotional single
2 currently active on charts
3 to be released
"I'm Serious" (featuring Beenie Man)
"Be Easy/Look What I Got"
"Let's Get Away" (feat. Jazze Pha)
"Rubber Band Man"
"Never Scared" (BoneCrusher feat. T.I. & Killer Mike)
"U Don't Know Me"
"Bring Em Out"
"Soldier" (Destiny's Child feat. T.I. & Lil' Wayne)
"Round Here" (Memphis Bleek feat. T.I. & Trick Daddy)
"Three Kings" (Slim Thug feat. T.I. and Bun B)
"Touch Remix" (Amerie feat. T.I.)
"ASAP/Motivation" ( feat. P$C)
"I'm A King" (P$C featuring T.I. & Lil' Scrappy)
"Set It Out" (P$C)
"Front Back" (feat. UGK)
"What You Know"
"Why You Wanna"
"Shoulder Lean" (Young Dro feat. T.I.)
"Drive Slow Remix" (feat. Kanye West, Paul Wall, & GLC)
"Live In The Sky" (feat. Jamie Foxx)
Video Cameo Appearances
"You Don't Want Drama" (Eightball & MJG)
"Don't Stop" (Beanie Sigel feat. Snoop Dogg)
"Never Scared" (Bone Crusher)
"Welcome To Atlanta" (Jermaine Dupri and Ludacris)
"Get It Poppin" (Fat Joe feat. Nelly)
"U Know What's Up" (Donell Jones feat. Left Eye)
"85" (Youngbloodz feat. Big Boi)
"T.I. & P$C: In Da Streets"
"T.I. Da Trunk, Volume 4" (DJ Burn One)
"Gorilla In Da Trunk, Volume 5" (DJ Burn One)
"Gorilla In Da Trunk, Volume 6" (DJ Burn One)
"Gorilla In Da Trunk, Volume 7" (DJ Burn One)
"Lil Flip vs. T.I.: Fight For The Throne" (DJ Rukiz)
"Lil Flip vs. T.I.: Fight For The Throne, Part 2" (DJ Rukiz)
"Lil Flip vs. T.I. (DJ Lt. Dan & Chops")
"Ludacris & DTP vs. T.I. & PSC" (DJ Bobby Black)
"Out On Bail" (The Untouchables)
"Southern Smoke 11: Game Over" (DJ Smallz)
"T.I.-King Of The South!" (DJ Wally Sparks)
"T.I.: Collab Edition #14: Return Of The Rubberband Man" (DJ Keys)
"T.I. and Young Jeezy: ATL's Most Wanted" (DJ Jelly & MCm Assault)
"T.I.P & P$C: The Indictment" (DJ Drama)
"The Best Of T.I.: Bankhead Ambassador" (DJ Folk)
"The Best Of T.I. (The New King Of The South)" (DJ Kurupt)
"T.I. Best of the South, Part 2" (DJ Jelly)
"T.I. King of Kings" (Kochece,Hele-helvectiva, & DJ Unexpected)
"T.I. Leaders of the New South, part 4" (DJ Quess)
"A-town vs. H-town: Face Off, part 6" (DJ Radio)
"T.I.: The Leak" (DJ Drama)
"T.I.: The Leak" [Chopped and Screwed)(DJ Drama)
"T.I.: Boyz from Da Hood-Let's Go Remix**
2005: The O.C.
2005: South Beach
2004: Vibe Awards - Won - Best Street Anthem "Rubberband Man"
2005: Vibe Awards - Won - Best Street Anthem "You Don't Know Me"
2006: BET Awards - Won - "Best Male Hip Hop Artist"
T.I. at the Internet Movie Database
Official Artist Website
Atlantic Records Website
Official Site of Grand Hustle Records
King of tha South: Official Fansite
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