One of the most successful rap MCs of the early 2000s, T.I.
(born Clifford Harris
in Atlanta in 1980, and occasionally credited as Tip Harris
) earned the moniker "the Jay-Z
of the South" for his ability (like the said East Coast rapper) to meld toughness and smoothness with great dexterity. With such album releases as the 2003 Trap Muzik, the 2004 Urban Legend, and the 2006 King, T.I.
not only seemed able to do no wrong in terms of numbers, but attained such popularity that he could soon be heard within a couple of hours on any major urban radio station. T.I.
segued into film work in the mid-2000s with two parts: the lead in the gentle, slice-of-life ensemble drama ATL
(2006) -- a picture about a young man and his friends growing up amid a difficult and confusing life in Atlanta -- and a small role in the Denzel Washington
-headlined period crime drama American Gangster
(2007), directed by Ridley Scott
. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi
This release documents the day-to-day street life of numerous criminals and rappers who find themselves forever trying to stay ahead of the law as well as their competitors. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi
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The hip hop heavies all come out to play in this release that takes fans straight into the heart of the street scene and exposes all the snitches. From the freshest videos to the latest beefs, this is one video that has it all. In addition to up close and personal interviews with Dame Dash, 40 Cal, Sam Scar, and Butt Nakedfreak Hoes, fans also get insight into how Boy George made his first million by the age of eighteen, Lil Flip's beef with TI, and the new Styles album that arrives with an all new beef. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
In this release showcasing Cloverland's original gangsta' Lil Flip, the master of the south talks about his life, his career, and the people who helped him to get to the top of his game including Young Buck and Gloria Velez. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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Join up-and-coming comic "Shawty Whatmynameis" as he and three gorgeous ladies travel from Atlanta to Miami in hopes of making it to The Source Awards in this hip-hop reality movie that captures all of the energy and hype of the music industry's most happening awards show. From the inner-workings of the Source headquarters in New York to red carpet, this release offers viewers a backstage pass to hip hip paradise. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi