T.I., TIP, or Clifford Joseph Harris Junior has been rapping since before many names in today’s game ever came about- in fact, TI through his own label has picked up some of the biggest names today in hip hop. Since signing to his first label in 1999, Harris has been killing it popularizing the trap music phenomenon that has taken over today’s hip hop scene. A successful musician, business owner and actor, T.I. is among the grand-papi’s of today’s rap scene, and his style and hip hop jewelry could be more on point.
You know the names Young Jeezy? Gucci Mane? Rihanna? Justin Timberlake and Lil Wayne? T.I. has worked with all of them and more. With more than 9 studio albums, multiple highly successful singles like “Bring Em Out,” “Ball,” “Live Your Life,” and “Dead and Gone” among others, T.I. really first gained prominence musically after the release of Trap Muzik, with Paper Trail building upon the previous albums success.
TI is a true Trapper, coming up from the Bankhead scene from which he often drops bars for- as such, this self-made hustler often represents like all those out trying to make their name. See T.I. out in the dopest hip hop jewelry, his iced out chains are what all the thugs strive for, and bling bling pendants have come to inspire trappers like Migos and 2 Chainz.
Whether it’s working with Usher, Iggy Azalea, Robin Thicke, Goodie Mob, Meek Mill, Destiny’s Child, Rihanna, Kanye West, Jay Z, Lil Wayne, Young Jeezy, Dr. Dre, Drake, Christina Aguilerea, Kid Cudi, Mary J. Blige, Pharrell Williams, Nelly, Young Buck, Eminem, DJ Drama, P!nk, Dj Khaled, Future, Gucci Mane, Chris Brown, Tyrese, or any of the other musicians T.I. has worked with throughout time, the only thing certain is that T.I.’s influence is long from dead and gone, and will be felt for decades to come.
Keep your eyes peeled for his newest studio production The Dime Trap, with an official release date TBA.