Are you a big fan of music? Many people in the world would answer that with a resounding yes when it comes to this question. That is because music relaxes our mind and cools people down when they are stressed up. T.I. is a man whose contribution to the music industry goes beyond any reasonable doubt.
Who is T.I.? He is a famous American actor and rapper. He is best known for popularizing a hip-hop genre of trap music. He is also the CEO of his own music production company called Grand Hustle Records. This article will come into details about the life, career, and awards of this celebrity. It will also unveil the real net worth of T.I. in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
T.I was born as Clifford Joseph Harris Jr in 1980, 25th September. His birthplace was Atlanta, Georgia in the United States of America. His mother and father are Violeta Morgan as well as Clifford Harris Sr., respectively. His grandparents raised him in Atlanta. By then, his father lived in New York but would often visit them in Atlanta. However, he died of Alzheimer’s disease after battling it for a while.
T.I. started rapping at the age of eight. He joined Douglass High School. However, dropped out before he could graduate.
T.I. started going out with Tameka Bottle, an Xscape member in 2001. The two tied the knot in 2010, 30th July in Miami Beach. The couple has three children, a daughter, and two sons. T.I. also has two other sons from a former relationship with Lashon Dixon. He also has a daughter with an R&B singer, Ms. Niko. Tameka filed for divorce in late 2016, but they are currently working on their reconciliation.
In 2006, T.I. Helped Scott Stapp, a singer who was trying to commit suicide in Miami by jumping from a balcony. In 2010, he assisted another suicide attempt victim in Atlanta. He managed to get him back on the right track. T.I has been involved in legal issues multiple times either because of drugs, having an illegal weapon and public misconduct. He has served several sentences for these offenses.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Harris started rapping when he was eight years old. In 1996, he became friends with Big Kuntry King, a local rapper. They began selling mixtapes. It was during this time that a record executive discovered the talent in him. Kawan Prather started by signing him a deal with his music record, Ghet-O-Vision Entertainment.
In 1999, he made a deal with Arista Records. In 2001, he released his debut album; I’m Serious. It took position ninety-eight in the Billboard Top 200. T.I ’s album was a ruin. Therefore, his journey with Arista Records came to an end. It was during this time that Harris formed his label, Grand Hustle Entertainment. His second album was a big hit. T.I. then continued making good rap music. He currently has seven albums where five have been a bit hit. T.I. has also collaborated with famous music artists such as Rihanna, Justin Timberlake, Nelly, Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, Akon, Rick Ross, Birdman, and others.
Net Worth & Earnings
T.I. has a net worth of $60 million. He earned his wealth from seven music albums where five picked at top five in the Billboard Top music. Harris has also won three Grammy Awards for his incredible rap performance. T.I has also written best selling novels in America. He has also appeared in reality shows.
T.I grew up under his grandparents. He lived all his early life with them. However, his talent and skills could never go unrecognized by many. As a result of that, he has achieved so much in his music career.