5 things to know about Atlanta rapper T.I. He was born Clifford Joseph Harris Jr. in Bankhead, Atlanta. He is a three-time Grammy Award-winner. T.I., along with Young Jeezy and Gucci Mane, helped popularized the hip-hop subgenre trap music. Seven of his nine studio albums have reached the top five of the U.S. Billboard 200. He has six kids, two of whom he had with wife Tameka “Tiny” Cottle.