Also known as Tip Harris, he has released five platinum hip-hop albums and won multiple Grammy Awards. His best known songs include "Top Back," "Soldier" and "U Don't Know Me." He has starred on his own reality series T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle since 2011.
He dropped out of Douglass High School and was arrested several times as a teen for selling drugs.
He married Tameka Harris in 2010. Tameka filed for divorce in 2016. He has two daughters, Deyjah and Heiress , and four sons, Domani , King , Major and Messiah . He also had a step-daughter named Zonnique through his marriage to Tameka.