Atlanta rapper T.I. celebrates #40
Several artists are wishing the king of the south T.I. a happy 40th birthday, including us here at DirtySouthHipHop. T.I. isn’t just a father and husband, he is the CEO of Grand Hustle Records. He has put out hits featured on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, such as “Whatever You Like”. Having a feature on Bone Crusher’s single “Never Scared” gave T.I. a solid platform on music coming from Atlanta and ‘trap music’.
His ambition led him to the movie screen in featured blockbusters like Takers, Sleepless, and our favorite ATL. T.I. won a Grammy for his outstanding achievements in the music industry.
Building Up Bankhead
Clifford Harris, also known as TIP or T.I., has made it known we need to celebrate the black community. In spite of his surroundings, the “King of the South” has become a brand. It is a brand that proves that yet and still, a person does not have to become their surroundings. T.I. was recognized by the Georgia State Senate for his nonprofit organizations. Growing up near Bankhead Highway, he saw how his community was affected economically.
The Atlanta born rapper has created and acted on a plan buying properties in the Atlanta area. He does not want gentrification to push the natives of his community from their homes. He teamed up with Killer Mike to rebuild the community, and they have chosen to use their personal funds to improve the neighborhood.
T.I and Killer Mike have been developing a community that is safe, affordable, environmentally friendly, as well as having access to entertainment sources such as bowling and a movie theater. T.I makes it clear that we as a community need to own property because that equity can be handed down from generation to generation.
When we see rappers like T.I use their voices to inspire and rebuild the community we must celebrate them. Trap Music is has something to say and the culture is here to listen.