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T.I.’s first rap name was Tip

originally went by a different moniker

Before Clifford Joseph Harris, Jr. was famously known as T.I., he was known as Tip (also spelled T.I.P.) and sometimes is still referred to as Tip.

Born and raised in , Georgia, T.I. built his name with LaFace records, where he was label mates with . Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, T.I. built his name with LaFace records, where he would be label mates with Q-Tip after Arista acquires La Face.

T.I. started his career with the name Tip which was a nickname given to him by his grandfather. He would later change his name out of respect for his label mate Q-Tip.

T.I. is also known as Rubber Band Man.

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