Born on September 25, 1980, Clifford Joseph Harris Jr. was an Atlanta based rapper before making it big as T.I.
He began rapping at the age of eight and it wasn’t until 2001 that he hit it big with his album I’m Serious. Since then, T.I. continues to make big hits and has even been popular on reality television. In honor of his birthday, here are 8 of our favorite T.I. songs.
- “I’m Illy” (2008)
From the album Paper Trail, T.I. shows off his wordplay skills in this song.
2. “What You Know” (2006)
Aye..aye..aye..aye..aye.. What you know about that? What you know about that? What you know about that? Aye... don't you know I got key by the three when I chirp shawty chirp back Louis nap sack where I hold'n all tha work at What you know about that? What you know about that?
This is definitely a windows down kind of rapping song! It’s an anthem that’ll help out in any situation.
3. “Rubber Band Man” (2003)
Music video by T.I. performing Rubber Band Man. Off the album Trap Muzik. © 2003 Atlantic
Nine in my right, forty-five in my other hand! This ridiculous hit was catch and was from his successful Trap Muzik album.
4. “U Don’t Know Me” (2004)
Watch the official video for T.I. - U Don't Know Me from his third album, Urban Legend. This song was nominated for several awards including the Grammy for "Best Rap Solo Performance", MTV Video Music Award for "Best Rap Video" and VIBE Award for "Street Anthem of the Year".
The pan flute in this song though?! Genius! Not to mention, the rap chorus makes it even better.
5. “Kingofdasouth” (2003)
from album Trap Musik (2003) Long live tha KING....
Such an absolute Southern summer hit that mentioned some familiar rappers in Atlanta.
6. “ASAP” (2004)
T.I.’s rap was on point in this sickening hit. He never really talked smack on other rappers in this song, but rather called out his king status.
7. “Live Your Life” (2008)
T.I. vs. T.I.P.
It was his second No. 1 solo song and happened to make it on the Hangover soundtrack. With the added bonus of Rihanna, everyone was singing this in the club.
8. “T.I. vs. T.I.P.” (2003)
TI vs TIP from Trap Muzik (2003)
Off of the Trap Muzik album, the song based on him trying to stay focused, but sticking with his Mary Jane instead.
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