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Tip Harris -- also known as rapper T.I. -- is making his feature film debut with ATL. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Harris has been rapping since he was 9-years-old. He signed his first recording deal with Arista Records when he was 19 and released his debut album, I'm Serious, before joining Atlantic with his own Grand Hustle imprint. Under the name T.I., Harris generated a powerful underground buzz with the hugely successful Grand Hustle Records mixtapes In Da Streets, Parts 1 and 2.

Harris exploded into national prominence in 2003 with Trap Muzik, his first Grand Hustle/Atlantic recording. The set debuted at #4 on the Billboard 200 album chart and went on to sell nearly a million units, spawning such top-charters as 24's, Rubber Band Man and Let's Get Away. With the success of Trap Muzik, Harris dramatically clinched his reputation as the self-proclaimed King of the South.

Harris returns with King on March 28th, his fourth major label full-length solo release, and third through his joint venture deal with Atlantic Records. Picking up where his previous effort left off, King (Grand Hustle/Atlantic) builds on the sound and the success of 2004's Urban Legend -- a blockbuster project that debuted at the top of Billboard's Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart and at #7 on the Billboard 200; spawned the RIAA platinum-certified single Bring Em Out; and the Grammy-nominated smash U Don't Know Me registered over $3 million in ringtone sales and was certified RIAA platinum, going on to sell over 1.3 million copies in the U.S. alone.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2006.

T.I. Facts

Birth NameClifford 'Tip' Joseph Harris Jr.
OccupationMusician, Actor
BirthdaySeptember 25, 1980 (43)
BirthplaceAtlanta, Georgia, USA
Height5' 9½" (1m77)  How tall is T.I. compared to you?

Selected Filmography

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