Robin Thicke files copyright lawsuit against Marvin Gaye's family

Robin Thicke files copyright lawsuit against Marvin Gaye's family

HOLLYWOOD, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams and Clifford Harris Jr. filed a lawsuit in California against Marvin Gaye's family in a dispute over copyright infringement.
Rapper T.I. returns to jail

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Rapper T.I. began his 11-month sentence in an Arkansas prison Monday after violating his probation in a 2007 gun case, law enforcement sources told TMZ.

Tiny, wife of T.I., charged in drug case

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Tameka Cottle, wife of rapper T.I., has been charged with misdemeanor drug possession in Los Angeles County.
T.I., wife arrested on drug charge

T.I., wife arrested on drug charge

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Rapper T.I. and his wife Tameka "Tiny" Cottle were arrested in Los Angeles on a drug-possession charge, an arrest report indicated.
T.I. released from halfway house

T.I. released from halfway house

ATLANTA, March 26 (UPI) -- Rapper T.I. completed his court-ordered residency at an Atlanta halfway house Friday, E! News reported.
Rapper T.I. released from prison

Rapper T.I. released from prison

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Hip-hop star T.I. was released Wednesday from the federal prison in Arkansas where he served seven months for a felony weapons conviction, his lawyer said.

T.I. a little anxious about jail stay

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- U.S. hip-hop star Clifford Harris Jr., known professionally as T.I., admits he is a bit anxious about his upcoming stint in prison for weapons possession.

T.I. used influence to minimize sentence

ATLANTA, April 13 (UPI) -- Rapper T.I. minimized his prison sentence for his felony gun charges conviction by capitalizing on his influence on U.S. teenagers, a U.S. attorney says.

T.I. pleads guilty in gun case

ATLANTA, March 27 (UPI) -- Rapper T.I. pleaded guilty to possession of an unregistered firearm and possession of machine guns in Atlanta, Ga. Thursday.

Rapper T.I. insists he is innocent

JONESBORO, Ga., Nov. 13 (UPI) -- U.S. Rapper T.I. says he is innocent of the charges against him and grateful to the Georgia judge that placed him under house arrest instead of in jail.

Prosecutors to T.I.: Don't press your luck

ATLANTA, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- U.S. rapper T.I., who is under house arrest while he awaits trial on weapons charges, is no longer seeking to have Thanksgiving dinner at his Georgia home.

T.I. wants Thanksgiving at his house

ATLANTA, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Rapper T.I., who is under house arrest in Georgia, wants a judge to reconsider how many people he can invite over so he can host a Thanksgiving feast.

Rapper T.I. makes bail in Georgia

ATLANTA, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- U.S. rapper T.I. was released on $3 million bail Friday but was ordered under house arrest until his trial on weapons charges, TMZ.com reported.

T.I. arraigned on weapons charges

ATLANTA , Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Rapper T.I. will remain in a Georgia jail, where he is being held on weapons charges, for at least another week, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

Hearing for rapper T.I. postponed

ATLANTA, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- A federal magistrate in Atlanta denied rapper T.I. bail and delayed his hearing on weapons charges until Friday, TMZ.com has reported.
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Clifford Joseph Harris, Jr. (born September 25, 1980), better known by his stage name T.I. or T.I.P., is an American recording artist, film & music producer, and occasional actor. He is the founder and co-chief executive officer (CEO) of Grand Hustle Records.

T.I. was born Clifford Joseph Harris Jr. on September 25, 1980, in Riverdale, Atlanta, Georgia, the son of the late Clifford "Buddy" Harris Sr. and Violeta Morgan. He was raised by his grandparents in Bankhead, Atlanta, Georgia. His father lived in New York and he would often go up there to visit him. His father suffered from Alzheimer's and later died from the disease. T.I. began rapping at age nine. He attended Douglass High School, but later dropped out. As a teenager, he was a drug dealer. He was once known as Rubber Band Man, a reference to the custom of wearing rubber bands around the wrist to denote wealth in terms of drugs or money. By age 14, he had been arrested several times. He was nicknamed "Tip" after his paternal great-grandfather. 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. The album included guests appearances from Pharrell Williams of The Neptunes (who called him "the Jay-Z of the South"), Jazze Pha, Too Short, Bone Crusher, Lil Jon, Pastor Troy, P$C and Youngbloodz. The album featured production from The Neptunes, DJ Toomp, Madvac, and The Grand Hustle Team. Despite the album's guests appearances and production team, the album peaked at number 98 and only sold 163,000 copies in the United States. Critics pointed to the fact that many of the tracks sounded the same and that a few were blatant rip-offs. Other critics commented saying, "T.I. claims to be the king of the South, but fails to show and prove. He does, however, have potential. If his talent ever matches his confidence, he may be headed for stardom."

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