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. has released six studio albums (I'm Serious,Trap Muzik, Urban Legend, King, T.I. vs. T.I.P. and Paper Trail) with latter four being highly successful on the commercial market. He has released such successful singles as "Bring Em Out", "What You Know", "Big Things Poppin' (Do It)", "Swagga Like Us", "Whatever You Like", "Live Your Life", "Dead and Gone" and "Got Your Back". He has served three stints in county jail, twice for probation violations and once for a U.S. federal weapons charge. While currently serving 11 months in jail he released his seventh studio album, No Mercy. T.I. has also had successful acting career, starring in the films Takers and ATL.