T.I. Released from Halfway House

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T.I. is a free man once again. The hip-hop superstar was released from a halfway house in Atlanta shortly after midnight on Thursday.

The 31-year-old rapper, born Clifford Harris, finished an 11-month sentence for violating the terms of his probation he received after he was convicted of federal weapons charges.

“[He] basically checked out of the halfway house for the last time,” said Chris Burke, spokesman for the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

Tip was released from an Arkansas prison and sent to the halfway house on August 31. He made a brief return to prison after a dispute with officials, and then returned to the halfway house on September 15.

Unlike his previous release from federal prison, T.I. made a low-key exit in red shorts and a denim jacket, waving to photographers before getting into his chauffeured SUV and driving off.

According to the AP, he will attend the BET Hip-Hop Awards on Saturday and celebrate his homecoming and recent birthday with a brunch in Atlanta on Sunday.

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17 Comments

  1. Komnan

    Good news for Hip Hop. Now what he needs to do is make a better album than ‘No Mercy’, I’ll greatly appreciate it.

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    LOL Reply:

    @Komnan, I agree. No Mercy was cool “poppin bottles” was my fav but the album as a whole was kinda forgettable.

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    maya Reply:

    @LOL, Castle Walls deserved more attention

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    Jay Whitney Reply:

    @maya, Yeah they shoulda pushed that one a lil harder

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  2. maya

    yesssssssssssssss! love TI

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  3. WonderLand19

    I hope he spits some verses on Chris Brown up coming album.

    Welcome home Tip, stay out of jail please. Hip Hop needs you.

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    Komnan Reply:

    @WonderLand19, maybe the south need him. But as for hip hop alot of pple are holdin’ it down.

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    Triniti Reply:

    @Komnan, The South needs him, true. But so does hip-hop.

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    Komnan Reply:

    @Triniti, mayb that’s your feelin’. But what he needs to do is make a better album than ‘No Mercy’. Go back to the lyrism of ‘King’ and the albums before that.

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    WonderLand19 Reply:

    @Komnan, I still think Hip Hop needs Tip at this point. The REAL Tip.
    I want him to spit REAL lyrics about love,issues in our society, life lessons and his time in jail. I really want his next album to be reflective and personal. He doesn’t need to spit songs like ‘Whatever you like’ because he isnt in that place anymore. His too grown for that. I want emotive lyrics and flow.This time he should be reaching for critically acclaimed albums not fast food hits. He has it in him to be up there with the greats.
    Tip, aim routing for you. Please dont let us down.

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  4. Nahjee

    GREAT NEWS!!! “BUT” HE WILL PRABLEY END BACK UP IN JAIL EARILY NEXT YEAR CUS HE TIP AND HE CANT STAY OUT OF TROUBLE POINT BLANK NO HATING!

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    Jay Whitney Reply:

    @Nahjee, Well i can tell you that your not encouraging so the only thing u can be doing is…….you guessed it……hating!!

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  5. Ratr

    Awesome! T.I. seems like such a cool guy, and plus he’s still with his woman Tiny after all these years..can’t wait for new music from him!

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  6. Mr Xclusive

    he needs Scott Storch. welcome back tip

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  7. Komnan

    @WonderLand19, I co-sign everything you said. Critical acclaim > commercial success. Let’s wait and see, ’cause I hope he get’s on any track and straight out murders it. And I kinda think it’s his last chance with fans on the going to jali everytime. I mean a redemption story can only last for long without gettin’ play’d out.

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    WonderLand19 Reply:

    @Komnan, CO-SIGN!

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