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Killer Mike and T.I. Receive A $1.2M Loan To Open Bankhead Seafood Restaurant In 2024

Killer Mike and T.I. will be receiving a major investment to support their restaurant venture.

Dec 21, 2023

Why Singer-Songwriter Victoria Monét Turned Down A Record Deal Offer From T.I.'s Grand Hustle

The year 2023 is looking like Victoria Monét’s moment. Earlier this month, clips from her “On My Mama” music video went viral as people across social media praised how it paid homage to 2000s Black culture, particularly in the South and West Coast. The visuals came ahead of her highly anticipated debut album, “Jaguar II,” which was released on Aug. 25. What’s more, her headlining sold-out tour for the album begins on Sept. 26.

Aug 25, 2023

Nick Cannon Explains Why He Turned Down The 'ATL' Role That T.I. Says Paid Him $85K

Over the course of his acting career, Nick Cannon has starred in his fair share of “blassics” — classic Black films — from “Drumline” and “Love Don’t Cost a Thing” to “Roll Bounce.” However, for the latter role, the entertainer has shared that he turned down another popular movie to make it happen.

Apr 26, 2023

T.I. Shares Some Of The Secrets To His Grand Hustle Success — 'Fear Of Failure Kills More Dreams Than Failure In It Ever Did'

There are certain songs that, when you hear them, it automatically gets you hyped. From school pep rallies to cheer competitions and every other big gathering in between — “Bring Em Out” by T.I.  is one of those songs. While the 2004 hit song has longevity and cross-over appeal, the song’s success is only a snapshot of the trap rapper’s career. Born Clifford Joseph Harris Jr., T.I. released his debut album “I’m Serious” in 2001. Although the work didn’t receive major commercial appeal, it didn’t stop his musical pursuits. T.I. partnered with business partner Jason Geter to launch Grand Hustle Records in 2003. From its initial launch, the rapper began putting out a series of mixtapes, leading him to release his second album, “Trap Muzik,” boasting singles such as “Rubberband Man” and “Let’s Get Away.” Harris’ success story would continue to blossom from this point, as he produced several more successful albums, appeared in movies, and tapped into his business acumen. Diversifying his...

Apr 18, 2023

T.I., Soulja Boy, And More Form Partnership To Launch New Tobacco Line, CIGNATURE

It’s a difficult task to go into most lounges and clubs without seeing a smoke cloud, particularly from hookah. Hookah is a tobacco product that has people in a proverbial chokehold. And while it may be one of the most popular forms of tobacco usage, others are putting their spin on tobacco products to offer a diverse experience. Take Atlanta-based rapper Tip “T.I.” Harris, who has entered the chat with Superstar Brands, to launch CIGNATURE.

Mar 6, 2023

T.I. Recalls The Time Pharrell Williams Took A Pay Cut To Produce On His Debut Album

Sometimes you just need to take a chance on others. Pharrell Williams applied this advice to support T.I. for his debut album.

Feb 13, 2023

Why T.I. Says He Declined To Sign Artists Like 21 Savage And Young Thug For $1M Deals

Knowing the difference between mixing business and personal relationships is key within the music industry, and for T.I., sacrificing a connection wasn’t worth the risk. What’s more, he says he turned down the opportunity to sign two of the hottest emcees of the current generation because he knew it would come with a price tag worth far more than money.

Jan 25, 2023

After Three Years, T.I. Opens Trap City Cafe Restaurant In His Hometown Of Atlanta

T.I. doesn’t play when it comes to his people of Atlanta, GA.

Nov 22, 2022

Jeezy Recalls Reactions To Him Leaving The Streets For A Rap Career — 'It Was So Funny To People'

All it takes is one friend to encourage you to step into your greatness — even when others don’t fully see the vision. For Jeezy, that friend happened to be fellow emcee Tip “T.I.” Harris.

Nov 2, 2022

T.I. Gears Up To Create His First Real Estate Development, Affordable Housing In The Bankhead Community Where He Grew Up

T.I. is using his interest in real estate to directly benefit the people in his community.

Oct 10, 2022

Kim Kardashian Has To Pay A $1.26M Fine And T.I. Once Faced A $75K Penalty — Here's What We Know About SEC Filings And Disclosures

What do T.I. and Kim Kardashian have in common? They both have run afoul of SEC disclosures. Kardashian has to pay the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) a total of $1.26 million for her failure to disclose a payout for promoting a cryptocurrency. According to the SEC’s official website, Kardashian received $250,000 from EMAX tokens, a cryptocurrency offered by EthereumMax. While SEC disclosures don’t forbid “influencers” to receive compensation for promoting crypto-coins, they do require that said influencers disclose when they receive payment for said promotion, which Kardashian didn’t do. As a result, she has agreed to pay a fine. “The federal securities laws are clear that any celebrity or other individual who promotes a crypto asset security must disclose the nature, source, and amount of compensation they received in exchange for the promotion,” said Gurbir S. Grewal, Director of the SEC’s Division of Enforcement, in the official release. “Investors are entitled to know...

Lil Baby Joins Entrepreneur Lemont Bradley In An Effort To Give 100 Jobs To Teens And Young Adults In His Hometown Of Atlanta

Lil Baby is preparing teens and young adults in his hometown for success. According to CBS 46, the “We Paid” singer will team up with entrepreneur Lemont Bradley to help provide job opportunities for those under 21-years-old living in Atlanta, GA. “We are looking to give out 100 jobs to teenagers and young adults in the metro Atlanta area,” said both Lil Baby and Bradley, according to the news outlet. “With the crime rate surrounding scams, robbery, and even murder being so high, we are looking to provide a positive outlet and revenue stream to those who are looking for an income.”

Jul 20, 2022

These 10 Celebrities Had IRS Issues — Here's How It Worked Out For Them

IRS issues are actually a lot more common than you think. According to Jackson Hewitt, statistics show that people are more likely than not to run afoul of the taxman. Each year, nearly 30 million taxpayers will receive some sort of penalty from the IRS for failing to file their taxes correctly. As of 2019, more than 20 million people owe taxes to the IRS but cannot pay them. And millions of people, each year, either under-report their taxes or make a math error on their taxes — which, of course, results in more penalties and fees. If there’s one thing the IRS is going to do, it’s get the money that you owe them! In this regard, too, celebrities are just like us when it comes to IRS issues. We’ve all heard at least one story of one celebrity who has been slapped with a gobsmackingly large tax bill. And while many of these issues can be resolved with a good attorney and a reasonable proposal to the omnipresent government agency, it can still be distressing when a tax lien comes to...

Killer Mike And T.I. Make Moves To Re-Open Historic Atlanta Restaurant Bankhead Seafood

Killer Mike and T.I. seem to still be about their business. According to reports, the rappers planned to re-open Bankhead Seafood, a historic Atlanta restaurant, in 2020 after buying the business, name, trademark, and recipes the year before. However, COVID-19 cut its plans short due to a nationwide wave of shutdowns. Now, it appears T.I. and Killer Mike are keeping their word and will re-open the restaurant that holds sentimental value for many in Atlanta. “It’s been a part of my life as long as I’ve been on earth,” Killer Mike told WSB-TV Atlanta. “If you’re writing a show or a book about Michael Render and his family, (Bankhead Seafood) would definitely be one of the characters.”

Dec 13, 2021