10 Things To Know About T.I
As the rap legend jets into Dubai to perform live at Drai’s, we drop some T.I knowledge on you ahead of his performance.
On Saturday March 24, three-time Grammy award winner T.I hits the stage at Drai’s night club, bringing a little of that smooth Atlanta, Georgia hustle to the beach club Dubai loves best. And the 37-year-old rapper, who also lists the job titles actor, entrepreneur, author, producer and songwriter on his impressive resume, will be performing some of his biggest hits to Drai’s gorgeous, up-for-it crowd. With a new album, The Dime Trap expected this year, we reveal 10 things you didn’t know about T.I (or Clifford Joseph Harris Jr. to his mum). And as for his hit tracks, well, you’re just gonna have to brush up on those lyrics yourself!
1 Seven out of nine of his studio albums have reached the top five on the US Billboard 200 chart.
2 He’s been married to singer-songwriter Tameka ‘Tiny’ Cottle since 2010, and she’s also a Grammy winner for her work on the TLC hit, No Scrubs.
3 He has collaborated on tracks with Jay Z, Lil Wayne, Mariah Carey, Rihanna, Mary J Blige, Iggy Azalea, Justin Timberlake and Robin Thicke, to name just a few.
4 He has his own night club in Atlanta, called Club Crucial.
5 He once embarked on a very public feud with fellow rapper/actor Ludacris, but the pair made up and appeared on each other’s albums.
6 Between them, he and his wife Tameka have six kids – Clifford, Major, Messiah Ya’ Majesty, Domani, Deyjah and Zonnique.
7 On October 13, 2010, he convinced 24-year-old Atlanta man, Joshua Starks, not to jump from a 22-storey building after asking police if he could help and talking the man down.
8 In his acting career, T.I has appeared in Ant-Man, Entourage The Movie, Identity Thief and American Gangster.
9 His most successful album to date is 2008’s Paper Trail which was certified Gold after sales of over half a million in its first week. The album spawned the hits Live Your Life, featuring Rihanna and Swagga Like Us, featuring Jay Z, Lil Wayne and Kanye West.
10 To date he’s won two American Music Awards, 11 Billboard Music Awards and three Grammys out of an incredible 19 nominations.