Clifford Harris Jr. AKA TI

Educational Background and Location

Douglass High School, Riverdale High School, Atlanta, GA

Brief Personal Bio

TI's father, Clifford Harris, suffered from Alzheimer's disease and died from the disease. TI attended Douglass High School, but later dropped out and as a teenager, he was arrested several times and dealt drugs.

These are a Few of Their Favorite Things

  • Favorite Rapper – Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, Eminem, Three Stacks

  • Favorite Color – Black

  • Favorite TV Shows – Friends

  • Favorite Food – Chicken

Common Literary Elements/Structure/Themes in their Work

TI uses quick and intelligent wordplay that is often demonstrated and highly demonstrated in his song "Im Illy" the song is like a "typical rap song that isn't really about anything besides boasting, yet it addresses so many issues at once".

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What does it mean if you were matched to this artist? Why is it important?

When matched to TI, you are matched to an artist who includes many of the similar techinques you put in your piece. For example, your piece may include quick or intelligent wordplay. This may be an element of your poem (or main element). It is important to recognize the similarity you have to this artist because it helps you understand more of the style of your literary work. In this instance, your work would most likely contain techniques that are similar to TI's and recognizing this could help to further develop your style and approach at writing poems.

Literary Value

TI often uses quick and intelligent wordplay to express his lyrics through his music.

List of Albums / Artist Spotify Link

I'm Serious, Trap Muzik, Urban Legend, King, T.I. vs. T.I.P., Paper Trail, No Mercy, Paperwork, Trouble Man: Heavy is the Head


Social Handles (Links)

twitter: @Tip