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, but the divorce was called off in 2017. 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.