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“Get Ready”: “ATL 2″ Is Officially Happening As T.I. And Cast Share First Photos From The Set

March 4th, 2015 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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Source: Warner Bros

“I’m New New cause I always rock the new, new sh*t.”

Yes, I know ATL pretty well because it was all that people I went to school with talked about when it came out in 2006. And after almost 10 years and a lot of talk about a possible sequel, ATL 2 is on the way.

T.I. posted an image on his Instagram account of himself, Jackie Long (Esquire), Jason Weaver (Teddy) and Albert Daniels (Brooklyn) seated at a diner with director Chris Robinson standing above them all as they shoot a scene.

#ATL2 Get Ready

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Robinson is super psyched about the film, and posted the same image on his own Instagram with the caption, “#ATL WAS A CLASSIC #ATL2 WILL BE LEGENDARY!!! “AND SO IT BEGINS” THE CREW @troubleman31 @jackielong @albeback @itsjasonweaver #RITF #BONG”

Jason Weaver is also super excited, telling his followers that because the fans asked for it, they had fight for a sequel to happen.

“So… I can finally announce.. ! ATL 2 is officially going down. @troubleman31, @albeback , @jackielong and ya boi outchea putting this sequel together, led by our director @mrrobotodirector AKA “The General”. The people want it, so we’re doing it!”

And you know a sequel to ATL wouldn’t work without Lauren London…

 

Shad&New-New #ATL2 #KeepWatching

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Robinson first spoke out about the possibility of a sequel in 2013, and talk of it started off as a joke.

“We all joked about doing an ATL 2, and how down T.I.’s character would be running the comic section of the newspaper and what the twins would be doing. But you never know. If the fans wanted it enough, there would definitely be a sequel.”

Well, it seems that things are finally coming together. If they’re shooting the film now, you can expect ATL 2 in theaters either by the end of the year or early 2016 (if the money behind it isn’t funny).

But the question is, would you pay your hard-earned dollars to see the sequel all these years later?

Gunshots Fired At T.I & Jeezy Day Party

March 1st, 2015 - By Courtney Whitaker
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Gunshots were fired at a CIAA Event in North Carolina yesterday afternoon. The event, hosted by T.I and Jeezy, quickly turned into chaos.

According to TMZ,

The rappers were playing at a day party in Charlotte when someone in the crowd fired what sounded like 2 shots. Police tell us two people suffered non-life threatening injuries … and both were hospitalized.

Cops say no one’s been arrested. They do not have a suspect yet.

Although a T.I. song was playing when the shots were fired … we’re told it was just a track — T.I. had already performed and was not on stage. Jeezy and Yo Gotti — who had also performed — were in the V.I.P. section at the time of the shooting.

We’ve spoken to T.I.’s manager … and he says T.I. wasn’t hurt. We’re also told Jeezy and Yo Gotti were uninjured.

This isn’t the first time shots have been fired during an concert/party. Just a few weeks ago, shots were fired during a Chris Brown concert.

We absolutely hate hearing stories like this. Parties should be a fun event not a deadly one. We’re glad no one was killed in this situation.

 

T.I. Gets A New Hustle: Hip Hop Mogul Preps New Atlanta Restaurant

January 11th, 2015 - By Ann Brown
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T.I. is about to start yet another business. The enterprising rapper/actor/producer has just bought a landmark building in Downtown Atlanta that he plans to turn into an upscale restaurant.

This will be T.I.’s first restaurant venture. According to a press release, “The renovation and refurbishing process of the landmark property is well underway, as plans for the new upscale Southern cuisine restaurant unfolds.”

T.I. already has a number of businesses. Of course, he is the founder and co-CEO of  Grand Hustle Records. He also owns Atlanta nightclub Club Crucial, one of the most popular clubs in the city. Reportedly worth $50 million, T.I. has also ventured into the African fashion scene. While performing in Tanzania, “he also debuted his clothing lines (Hustle Gang, Akoo and Strivers Row) at the Leaders Club in Dar es Salaam.”

At the time Jason Geter, CEO of T.I.’s  Grand Hustle Records, said: “For us, we are excited to bring our brands to Africa and specifically Tanzania. We think this is a great market that is ready for our products and I look forward to not only introducing our designs to Tanzania but also looking at the local fashion scene while we are there.”

T.I. Fan Creeps Around Rapper’s Home Late At Night And He Puts Her On Blast For It

December 9th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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Some people take their fandom to a level that really doesn’t make much sense. While it’s one thing to try and be at the events of one of your favorite artists/celebrities to meet them, it’s another to pop up at that person’s home at night trying to see and be seen. A fan (and manager of a few artists as it turns out) tried it, and rapper T.I. was not very understanding when it came to her decision to post up outside of his gate taking pictures late at night.

The woman, along with a few friends, somehow found her way to the rapper’s home in Atlanta and took pictures of it:

 

 

Her friend posted a similar image, saying “FOUND @troubleman31 house and stopped by…in #atl tryin to get to #tiandtiny”

Turns out that T.I. checks his notifications, and when he caught wind of people creeping around his home, he let them know that doing so again might not end well:

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The woman ended up apologizing and saying that they only showed up late at night to “talk business”:

“@troubleman31 it was no disrespect we were in the neighborhood and we wanted to let you know, by playing your music, hoping you would come out, and talk business.”

She was dead serious too, and continued:

“So @troubleman31 commented on the page, but has not responded… Love your #music Just gotta say, #tiandtiny we have artists trying to make it. Thanks for the public shoutout, but on some realness, we showed up, to get your attention. And get a meeting with you. Can we?”

People can’t be serious. You go to someone’s home at night, where their children lay their heads, and think somebody is going to come out and “talk business”? Common sense is not common at all anymore…

“B***h Ni**a Get Kilt!”: T.I. Rips Into Instagram Follower Making Inappropriate Comments About Daughter Deyjah

November 18th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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When will people learn that when it comes to his family, T.I. has no problem going absolutely bat sh*t crazy on people? If you’ll recall, rapper Azealia Banks made some distasteful comments about the looks of T.I.’s wife, Tiny, and well, he called her everything in the book, and issued a threat:

TIYet and still, another individual tried their luck with the Troubleman, and this time, went after one of T.I.’s children–terrible idea.

T.I. posted a picture of himself with his daughter, Deyjah Harris, saying “My date… Makin me look like a cool kid #proudpops”

A photo posted by @troubleman31 on

Things went left when one man commenting on the picture said, “What that mouf do shordy? I’m Tryna slide up on that @troubleman31″

Clearly this individual was trying to get under the rapper’s skin by tagging him in the inappropriate comment about his 13-year-old daughter–he succeeded. T.I. wound up threatening the man. The site, The Shade Room, took a screenshot of the exchange before both comments were removed:

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Yikes!

This is the problem with sharing your children with the world–not everyone in said world has good sense or respect. While I wouldn’t be out here threatening people online (you never know how certain statements can be used against you), I can’t fault him for being protective of his children. What do you think about his response?

Roller Coaster Record Sales: T.I. & Logic Drop, Azealia Banks & Joe Budden Have Solid Debuts

November 17th, 2014 - By Ann Brown
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There have been some ups and downs on the most recent music charts.

After debuting at No. 2 at the end of October, T.I.’s newest release dropped to No. 20 last week, its third week on the charts. “Paperwork” sold 15,776 units, bringing its total count to 122,603 albums sold.

Logic’s “Under Pressure” came in at No. 72 after dropping to No. 31 the week before. Joe Budden debuted on the charts with his new album “Some Love Lost” EP at No. 55, reports Hip Hop DX. The second in a series of Love Lost releases, it sold 7,695 units.

The biggest news of the charts was Azealia Banks’ release. She debuted at  No. 30 after the surprise middle-of-the-week launch. No, it wasn’t a marketing move. Banks was having a hard time getting her new CD, “Broke With Expensive Taste,” out. In fact, it was delayed by two years. But she sold 11,165 albums without any pre-release publicity or promotion.

Her debut CD was in a long time coming. The album got caught up in a drawn-out battle with her former label Interscope and multiple management changes. Finally, in July Banks let Interscope but retained the rights to her music. By September, she had inked a partnership with Prospect Park, whose management company and label are handling the “Broke With Expensive Taste” release, with distribution through Caroline and Capitol Music Group. In the middle of all the business ruckus, Banks stayed in the news with her countless fights on Twitter.

“We thought the best way to mend fences with the world was to release the music [without advance notice],” Angelica Cob, who co-manages Banks at Prospect Park, told Billboard. “To use the traditional setup strategy didn’t make sense, because it would feel like the girl who cried wolf. We had to make the strongest statement possible, and that was the music.”

“He Was Like, ‘What Are You Doing?'”: Tiny Finally Opens Up About Changing Her Eye Color And What T.I. Thought About It

October 30th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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Something that brought Tiny Harris so much joy has also brought her a lot of controversy. You already know the story behind Tiny taking a trip to Africa (she didn’t specify where exactly) to get a procedure done where her eye color was permanently changed from brown to ice gray. Despite the possible complications that could arise (including “glaucoma, cataracts and corneal problems”), she told ABC News in a new interview that she feels good about the procedure and hasn’t had any trouble since having them changed two weeks ago. Here’s how the medical-grade silicon ended up in her eye, according to the singer and reality star:

“They go into the eye and they make a little slit. They take an implant and it’s folded up. They open it [and] spread it over your eye.

They told me that the procedure was going to be quick, five to 10 minutes an eye. They woke me up. It was very blurry, then it kind of fades in.”

After the procedure was finished, Harris said that she loved what she saw (“They are amazing”). But getting it done wasn’t something her husband, rapper T.I., was necessarily all for.

“He was like, ‘What are you doing?’ But he loves them. He’s OK with them as long as they’re healthy and I’m not having any problems.”

So what does she have to say to the public, who criticized her heavily for surgically altering her eye color?

“I just wanted to do something different. And I have the right to do that. It’s my body.”

You have to give her credit for being so open about all this. While I wouldn’t dare mess with my eyes (hell, they struggle enough as is), if I were her, I probably would have just done it and just left people to guess about it. But hey, in her case, why hide what you’re proud of…?

Check out her chat with ABC News and discuss.

 

Hip Hop’s Alive & Well: Rap Music Sales Up As T.I.’s ‘Paperwork’ Debuts At No. 2

October 30th, 2014 - By Ann Brown
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T.I.’s latest CD, Paperwork, has surpassed sales expectations. The album debuted at No. 2 proving the King is back. It sold 80,000 copies in its first week, reports Rap Up.

According to Billboard, industry forecasters had predicted the album would sell just between 65,000 to 70,000.

Paperwork is the rapper/actor’s tenth album and features guests spots from Pharrell, Usher, and Chris Brown, sold 80,000 copies in its first week.  It follows 2013′s Trouble Man: Heavy Is the Head, which also debuted at No. 2 with 179,000.

Paperwork is the first in a series of albums the rapper plans and T.I. has already announced the next two albums will be The Return and Love and Liability.

Hip hop newbie Logic landed in the No. 4 slot, selling 73,000 copies of his debut album Under Pressure. And 82 percent of its total sales were through digital retailers such as Google Play, who discounted the album to $3.99.

Considering the recent drop in rap music sales, these two releases proved that hip hop is far from dead. “This week sees an improvement from last week as far as hip-hop albums on the charts are concerned, with five albums cracking the Top 50, as opposed to last week’s four. Childish Gambino’s Kauai has ended its three-week run on the charts, while T.I. and Logic’s albums are newcomers to the charts this week,” reports XXL. And three albums from the previous week stayed on the charts–The Game’s Blood Moon: Year Of The Wolf (dropped 15 spots to take No. 23), Jeezy’s Seen It All (stayed at No. 38), and Lecrae’s Anomaly ( No. 44).

Beyond hip hop, Chris Brown’s X nabbed the No. 29 spot, selling 9,991 copies of his sixth studio album. Boyz II Men’s Collide debuted at No. 35, selling 7,688 copies of their album, while Keyshia Cole’s Point Of No Return album was in No. 50 spot, selling 5,562 copies.

Cute Kid Alert: Major Harris Dresses Up Like His Dad, T.I., For “Celebrity Day” At School

October 29th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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Got my lil goon wit me…. #Hmob #FamilyHustleorDIE

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  Whenever I talk to people about “T.I. and Tiny: The Family Hustle,” I often hear the same thing over and over when it comes to the kids: “I looooove Major!” Yes, the littlest Harris is a big hit with people because, well, he’s adorable, and he already has quite the personality. So I had to share with you how the 6-year-old celebrated “Celebrity Day” at his school this week (all we had was Twin Day and Wacky Tacky Day when I was in school…). Out of all the celebrities in the world, Major decided to dress up exactly like his father would for the big occasion. Check out what both Tiny and T.I. had to say about Major getting his Hustle Gang on:   

Major definitely nailed it!

T.I. Speaks On His Chat With Snoop Dogg To End ‘Beef’ With Iggy Azalea, And Tells Iggy’s Haters To “Kick Rocks”

October 22nd, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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We had the chance to check out T.I.’s album listening party for Paperwork, hosted by Hot 97, and as usual, the rapper was quite entertaining. In between playing new tracks from his ninth studio album, T.I. took questions from fans through Ebro Darden about life outside of the music. One question that was asked of him was what he said to Snoop Dogg to quell the rap veteran’s social media squabble with Iggy Azalea. T.I. is Iggy’s mentor, in case you weren’t aware. The rapper admitted that he didn’t have to say much because Snoop had basically decided before their call that things went too far.

“First of all, I have the utmost love, admiration and respect for Snoop, so the conversation never began or made its way to that. It was just like, ‘I’m in the crossfire big dog, what’s going on? [laughs] I can’t dodge many more.’ When I called him, after ‘What’s happening!’ he was like,’Heeeey, I know what you’re calling for. I know what you’re calling for and guess what? It’s over. It’s nothing.’ Me and him have a longstanding relationship. The only real elaboration was, the man just said ‘Hey, it was a joke that went too far. It ain’t nothing, for real. It’s over.’ And then I went to, ‘So how’s the kids?’ When Snoop says it’s over? It’s over. My sister man, she’s ‘voiceterous’…She’s outspoken, you know what I mean?”

No, “voiceterous” is not a word. But back to the matter at hand.

When speaking on Snoop and Iggy squashing their drama, T.I. was also asked about the femmeC being a polarizing artist. Some people either really like her or they can’t stand her. For the latter folks, T.I. had a message:

“Who cares about them? For real, success speaks for itself. In this day and age, if the only thing you have to speak down on a person about is their race or whatever it is, or their accent? C’mon! Does anybody come at Idris Elba for not really sounding like Stringer Bell? This is a part of art. Ya’ll gotta realize what art is. Do you want someone to just get in front of you? Or do you want someone to entertain you and really put on a show to the best of their abilities? That is what’s most important. The time, effort, energy, thought and application of skill that goes into her art, that is what is important. All that other sh*t, the blasé blasé woop de woop, man, go on with that! Because that’s not important. That’s a small voice in a crowded room. Imagine if you pack out Madison Square Garden and you got Jay Z about to walk out. If there’s one itty bitty voice in the corner saying ‘That ni**a ain’t sh*t,’ for real, it’s like, what is this voice over here?! [laughs] At the end of the day, beat it, cuz. Kick rocks with no socks.”

You can check out some of T.I.’s thoughts from the listening party, specifically on Snoop and Iggy’s situation, below.