Multi-platinum recording artist Tip "T.I." Harris has won three Grammy Awards and has sold over 10 million albums in the US alone. On December 23, 2016, he released his politically charged album ‘Us or Else: Letter to the System.’ Tip was motivated to create this project after the series of deaths of unarmed black citizens at the hands of police including Sandra Bland and Philando Castile and our current political climate. As part of the release he released a series of letters to former President Obama, current President Donald Trump and the citizens of the US.
His recent credits include starring in the Emmy-nominated series “Roots,” that premiered on HISTORY as well as “Sleepless Night” opposite Jamie Foxx and Gabrielle Union. He is also an Executive Producer for “The Gary Owen Show” on BET. This year he will guest star in VH1’s “The Breaks’ premiering Feb. 20 and the sixth season of his hit VH1 series ‘‘T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle,' will air this Spring. His two clothing lines Hustle Gang & Akoo are currently in stores.
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