October 14, 2007 |
Federal agents arrested leading rapper T.I. on charges of buying illegal machine guns, hours before he was due to star at a major hip-hop awards ceremony. Agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said they arrested the rapper at his home in southwest Atlanta as he took delivery of three machine guns and two silencers. T.I., born Clifford Harris, was arrested the day he was due to perform at the BET Network's awards ceremony in Atlanta.
August 16, 2013 |
Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams have made no secret of the fact that their massive summer hit “Blurred Lines” is influenced by the classic Marvin Gaye song “Got to Give it Up.” Now they are suing to protect themselves from copyright claims by Marvin Gaye's family and Bridgeport Music Inc., which owns some Funkadelic compositions. In a complaint filed Thursday in a federal court in Los Angeles, representatives for Williams, Thicke and Clifford Harris Jr. (the rapper commonly known as T.I.)
October 31, 2013 |
Robin Thicke's “Blurred Lines” will surely go down as one of the biggest songs of 2013. The slinky dance track was No. 1 for 12 weeks, sold more than 6 million copies and served as the soundtrack for one of the most deliciously trainwrecky VMA performances ever. It also has had its share of controversy, including its NSFW video, critics blasting its sexual lyrics and the family of late soul legend Marvin Gaye calling it a blatant rip-off. In August, Thicke, Pharrell Williams and Clifford Harris Jr. (better known as T.I.)
April 6, 2006 |
THERE'S a new "King" at the top of the U.S. album charts. The royally titled "King." is the new CD from Atlanta rapper T.I., and the 522,000 copies it sold during its first week in stores is the best sales performance by any album this year. It was a big week for Clifford "Tip" Harris Jr., a.k.a. T.I., the self-proclaimed King of the South in hip-hop; in addition to the strong showing by his new album, he made his major Hollywood acting debut in "ATL," the Chris Robinson film that opened Friday.
November 2, 2010
Forty-five years after Smokey Robinson found himself "Going to a Go-Go," he is now headed into Cracker Barrel restaurants ? a sign of change not just in music but for the roadside diners too. The former lead singer of Motown sensations the Miracles on Monday released his latest album not through record outlets, but via a program offered by the chain of nearly 600 diners known for home-style cooking and selling folksy merchandise. The album, called "Smokey Robinson Now & Then," mixes live performances of six classic Miracles' hits such as "Going to a Go-Go," "The Tears of a Clown" and "The Tracks of My Tears," with six studio-recorded tunes from Robinson's recent CD, "Time Flies When You Are Having Fun. " ?
May 12, 2005 |
T.I. is riding the wave of his commercial breakthrough, but only three years ago the Atlanta rapper was at a crossroads. He had released his debut album, "I'm Serious" (2001), and even though it earned critical acclaim, the collection quickly stalled on the pop charts and was soon forgotten. The man who was born Clifford Harris was then dropped by Arista Records. But rather than give up on his dream of music stardom, the rapper also known as Tip decided to try a new way to get back in the game.
December 7, 2007
Following is a list of nominations in major Grammy categories. For a complete list of nominees, visit TheEnvelope .com. GENERAL Record of the year "Irreplaceable," Beyonce (Beyonce Knowles, S. Smith and Stargate, producers; Jim Caruana, Jason Goldstein and Geoff Rice, engineers/mixers); "The Pretender," Foo Fighters (Gil Norton, producer; Adrian Bushby and Rich Costey, engineers/mixers); "Umbrella," Rihanna featuring Jay-Z (Kuk Harrell and C.
February 9, 2009 |
It's been hard to avoid the music of rapper T.I. over the last year, with his No. 1 hits "Whatever You Like" and "Live Your Life" blaring from nightclubs, iPod headphones and car stereos everywhere. But starting Tuesday night on MTV, the hip-hop star will try out a new role as a sort of celebrity guardian angel who tries to scare kids straight. In the reality series "T.I.'