T.I. took over L.A. while shooting the video for “Memories Back Then” on Wednesday. The Trouble Man outtake, which leaked last year, previously sampled Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used to Know,” and features Kendrick Lamar and Hustle Gang’s own B.o.B and singer-songwriter Kris Stephens.
Director Phillyflyboy filmed the crew throughout different locations around the city. Kendrick Lamar pulled up to the scene in his own car while shooting downtown on the 6th Street Bridge.
T.I. and B.o.B soaked up the sun beachside at the Santa Monica Pier, and Kendrick met up with them later in the evening in the Hollywood Hills for the last shot of the day.
T.I. brings the action in the short film for “Addresses,” a cut off his latest album Trouble Man: Heavy Is the Head. Shots ring out in the intense trailer, which features guns, strippers, and a tough Tip, who is on a deadly mission. Watch the drama unfold in the Clifton Bell-directed clip.
Trinidad James is the man with the Midas touch. The rap sensation, who signed a $2 million deal with Def Jam last year, paves the streets of Atlanta gold in the flashy video for his remix to “All Gold Everything.”
He reps for Atlanta alongside fellow ATLiens T.I., Young Jeezy, and 2 Chainz, with cameos from B.o.B and DJ Drama. Everything the rappers touch turns to gold including dominoes, jewelry, bikes, and cars.
T.I. is feeling the need for speed. Days before the Daytona 500, the King of the South got behind the wheel of a NASCAR race car with the Richard Petty Driving Experience. After watching an instructional video and training with the pros, he put on his racing suit and helmet and hit the Atlanta Motor Speedway.
“I’m about to do something that I always wanted to do, drive fast and not get a ticket,” said Tip, who hit speeds of up to 150 mph.
“It takes real nerves of steel. I respect what ya’ll do,” said the Atlanta rapper, who pondered a return visit.
Trinidad James strikes gold once again with the remix to “All Gold Everything.” The rap sensation, who scored a $2 million deal with Def Jam, takes us behind the scenes as he shoots the video in Atlanta with “three of the best artists ever out of the south”—T.I., Young Jeezy, and 2 Chainz.
The fellas light up the trap at night with gold cars, grills, bikes, and chains, bringing out the ‘hood as they swarm the streets.
Trinidad’s mixtape Don’t Be S.A.F.E. will be available in physical format on February 19.
T.I. was on his Hollywood tip, attending the premiere of Identity Thief with his wife Tiny on Monday. Mr. and Mrs. Harris cozied up on the red carpet, posing for pics and mingling with Tip’s co-stars Jason Bateman, Melissa McCarthy, and Genesis Rodriguez. They later hit up the after-party at the Napa Valley Grille in Westwood.
The Kang has already starred in blockbusters including Takers and American Gangster, but Identity Thief marks Tip’s first comedy. He had no hesitation about jumping into the new role.
“I met with [director] Seth [Gordon] and learned he was the director of one of my favorite comedies, Horrible Bosses,” T.I. told Reuters. “I asked him how would this movie compare to Horrible Bosses and he said it’s going to be better. I said, ‘I’m in.’”
Tip plays a bounty hunter in the film, which opens in theaters nationwide on Friday.
Rapper, actor, author, and…gardener? T.I. shares his passion for all things green during an episode of CNN’s “Sanjay Gupta MD.”
The Kang and his family learn how to plant a winter garden with some help from Taja Sevelle of Urban Farming. They get their hands dirty planting lettuce, arugula, and carrots. After their work is done, Tip’s son feeds his pops one of the carrots from their new garden.
The streets of Atlanta turned to gold as Trinidad James shot the remix video for his hit single “All Gold Everything” on Thursday. The rap sensation, who signed a $2 million deal with Def Jam last year, was joined on set by his fellow ATLiens including 2 Chainz, T.I., and Young Jeezy.
The rappers hit the block, shooting scenes outdoors and inside a house, with plenty of gold objects including cars, bikes, and chains. 2 Chainz channeled Slick Rick with a patch on his eye, while B.o.B and DJ Drama made cameos.
James recently stopped by Angie Martinez’ radio show to discuss his newfound fame, his next single “Female$ Welcomed,” and his dream girl, who would have Jessica Biel’s ass, Rita Ora’s swag, and Jennifer Lopez’ voice.