(Rapper, Record Producer, and Actor Who is One of the Highest Selling Hip-Hop Artists of All Time)
Birthday: September 25, 1980 (Libra)
Born In: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Clifford Joseph Harris Jr. or T.I. is an American rapper, record producer and an actor famous for his contribution to the rap music after he introduced Trap as a new rap music form and gained mammoth popularity. Harris signed his very first record deal in 1999 with LaFace Records and hasn’t looked back ever since. He constantly churned out great music and eventually started getting compared to the legendary contemporary rapper, Jay Z. Along with his fellow Atlanta rappers, Harris formed a group named ‘Pimp Squad Click’ and started his very own record label ‘Grand Hustle Records’. Harris has released 9 studio albums and seven among them have featured in the top five of the US Billboard 200. Apart from that, his singles in collaboration with other rappers have also helped him achieve a cult status among the rap music fans. Out of all, his collaborative efforts with Lil Wayne have proved to be the biggest hits of his career. He received the gold certificate for his sixth studio album in 2008 titled ‘Paper Trail’ and is the recipient of three Grammy awards in different categories. However, despite all the fame and success, life hasn’t been quite a cakewalk for the rapper as he could be termed as ‘controversy’s favourite child’. But despite all the hardships, Harris continues to grow as an artist and has also appeared as an actor in a few movies and published two novels.