Since his 2001 debut LP, I’m Serious, T.I. has become one of the rare hip-hop artists who can proclaim that his fanbase and record sales have increased with each new release. 2003’s Trap Muzik, 2004’s Urban Legend, 2006’s King and 2007’s T.I. vs T.I.P_. were all Top Ten albums with King topping the charts. His fourth Grand Hustle/Atlantic album in five years, King_, was by far the top-selling hip-hop album of 2006. At the same time, Tip proved to be just as potent a guest star, with cameos that dominated radio and music video outlets, including his appearance on Justin Timberlake’s Grammy-winning “My Love.”
T.I. much-anticipated new album, Paper Trail will be released on August 12. The multiple Grammy Award-winning rap superstar recently gave fans their first taste of _Paper Trail _with the online premiere of the first single, “No Matter What.”
An accomplished actor as well as a gifted rapper and live performer, T.I. has played acclaimed roles in the major motion pictures ATL and American Gangster. He will be starring in New Line’s forthcoming For Sale, and will also make a cameo appearance on the new season of HBO’s Entourage.