Clifford Joseph Harris Jr., better known by the stage names T.I. and Tip, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, record producer, and entrepreneur. Harris signed his first major-label record deal in 1999 with Arista subsidiary LaFace. In 2001, Harris formed the southern hip hop group P$C, alongside his longtime friends and fellow Atlanta-based rappers Big Kuntry King, Mac Boney, AK and C-Rod. Upon being released from Arista, Harris signed to Atlantic and subsequently became the co-chief executive officer of his own label imprint, Grand Hustle Records, which he launched in 2003. Harris is also known as one of the pioneers of the hip hop subgenre trap music, along with fellow Atlanta-based rappers Jeezy and Gucci Mane.
Harris, a three time Grammy Award winner, has released 11 studio albums, with seven of them reaching the top five of the US Billboard 200 chart.