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Clifford “Tip” Harris, better known as T.I., is a recording artist, business executive, author, producer and actor. He is also the founder and co-chief executive officer of Grand Hustle Records.

T.I. has grown to truly be one of his generation’s most captivating artists. Whether he’s speaking with youth about staying in school, or moving tens of thousands at one of his concerts, audiences are engrossed by the King of the South’s words.

As one of the most successful artists in his genre, T.I. racks up millions in album sales and a myriad of awards, including three Grammys. His discography includes seven studio albums, twenty singles and thirty-three music videos.

Music is just the tip of T.I.’s entertainment conglomerate. In 2006, T.I. landed the leading actor role in the coming of age film, ATL. He followed up that role by acting alongside Oscar winners Denzel Washington and Ruby Dee in the blockbuster drama, American Gangster. In 2010, T.I. starred in the action-heist film Takers which debuted as the number one movie at the box office in its opening weekend.

T.I.’s acting and producing credits have also successfully made the leap from the big screen to television. He created a show on MTV called “T.I.’s Road to Redemption.” Most recently, T.I. is featured in a new family documentary on VH1. “T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle ” features T.I.’s wife, Tameka “Tiny” Cottle and their children for an inside look at the private and professional life of the multi-platinum artist.

T.I. and Jason Geter founded A.K.O.O. clothing line in 2008. A.K.O.O. is an acronym that stands for”A King Of Oneself.” The clothing line features upscale urban apparel for men including premium T-Shirts, cardigans, sweaters, leather jackets and denim among a variety of other clothing.

Further expanding his work in music, film and business, T.I. recently became an author. He co-wrote a fictional novel “Power & Beauty: A Love Story of Life on the Streets,” published by Harper Collins.

T.I. maintains active involvement in the community. In addition to helping with Hurricane Katrina relief efforts, T.I. works with troubled youths, provided scholarships for single parent families at Boys and Girls Clubs, and visits middle and high schools encouraging students to succeed.