‘King of the South’ T.I. to Perform Live at Sprint Center
Kansas City, MO (March 6, 2013) - Grammy Award winning Hip Hop royalty and actor T.I. proclaimed “King of the South” is set to perform live at Sprint Center in Kansas City Mo. on Saturday, April 20. Also set to join T.I. are hip hop stars, Future and Tyga along with a lineup of R & B and hip hop artists still yet to be announced.
Born Clifford Joseph Harris Jr. in Atlanta, Georgia, T.I. began rapping at age seven. Kawan "KP" Prather, a record executive, discovered and signed T.I. when he was a teenager. Upon signing with Arista Records subsidiary LaFace Records in 2001, he shortened his name to T.I. out of respect for label mate Q-Tip.
T.I. released his debut album, I'm Serious, in October 2001 through Arista Records. The album spawned the eponymous single, which featured Jamaican reggae entertainer Beenie Man. His debut single, "I'm Serious," was released on June 26, 2001. The single received little airplay and failed to chart. Due to the poor commercial reception of the album, T.I. was dropped from Arista Records. He then formed Grand Hustle Entertainment and started releasing several mixtapes with the assistance of DJ Drama. By T.I.’s third studio album release, Urban Legend, in Nov. 2004 he was well on his way to success. It debuted at number seven on the Billboard 200, selling 193,000 copies in its first week. The album's official lead single, "Bring Em Out," was released in Jan. 2005 and became his first top ten hit, peaking at number nine on the Billboard Hot 100.
T.I.'s fourth album, King, debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart in the first half of 2006, selling 522,000 copies in its first week. In 2006, T.I. received two Grammy Award nominations for Best Song Collaboration ("Soldier" w/ Destiny's Child & Lil Wayne) and Best Rap Solo Performance for "U Don't Know Me" at The 48th Grammy Awards. That same year he won Rap Artist of the Year, Rap Album Of The Year, Rap Album Artist Of The Year, Rap Song Artist of the Year and Video Clip Artist of the Year on the Billboard Music Award and Best Male Hip-Hop Artist on the BET Awards.
In 2006 T.I. begin his acting career by starring in the movie “ATL” which was written by Antwone Fisher and produced by Will Smith. He also had a lead role in the movie Takers along with an all-star cast (Paul Walker, Idris Elba, Hayden Christensen, Chris Brown). Working with Denzel Washington in the 2010 film American Gangster was definitely was the highlight of his acting career. Currently he has been on a reality show with his family that has had very much success and appeal to the America audience because it inspires entrepreneurship and displays family values and morals of his life.
Fans can enjoy a discount of $10 off during a special online only presale on March 13 & 14. Tickets start at $49.50 and go on sale to the public on Friday, March 15 at 10 am. Tickets are available at sprintcenter.com, Sprint Center Box Office or charge by phone at 888-929-7849.