T.I. released from prison

Rapper T.I. was released from prison earlier today following an 11-month sentence stemming from a parole violation. According to TMZ, the Atlanta native, born Clifford Joseph Harris, Jr., wasn’t scheduled for release until next month; instead, he’ll spend the remainder of his sentence at a halfway house.

Like many before him, T.I.’s prison stint was anything but unproductive. After entering Arkansas’ Forrest City Federal Facility on November 1st, 2010, he managed to release an album, No Mercy, which peaked at number four on the Billboard Top 200. He was also nominated for two Grammys and three B.E.T. Awards. And in June, he previewed his upcoming eight LP with the release of the B.o.B.-featuring single, “We Don’t Get Down Like Y’all”. Check out a stream for that song below.

Immediately following his release, T.I. took to Twitter and wrote: “The storm is over & da sun back out. IT’S OUR TIME TO SHINE SHAWTY!!!!! Welcome to the beginning of our Happy Ending!!!!” He then added: “Feels great to be back where I belong…Back in the arms of those who need me the most.”

Update: According to Rap-Up, T.I. has teamed up with VH1 for a 10-episode reality series documenting his return.

T.I. feat. B.o.B. – “We Don’t Get Down Like Y’all”


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