T.I. and Tiny New Development

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Amid the stressful transparency of rapper T.I. and Tiny’s legal battle; the Harris’ have managed to soothe some of the tribulation heat. The Georgia born artist built a new development to assist his hometown in Bankhead Georgia with housing opportunites. He literally grew up in Bankhead Zone 1. And he’s calling out other people from Atlanta to give back. The development is in the middle of Bankhead; where Tip was born and reared.

The community will consist of 143 units, a community garden, community center and greenhouse.

Clifford Joseph Harris known as award winning T.I. went to prison back in 2011 for gun charges. Seemingly all the drama surrounding his family has pushed him into doing more positive things. T.I. explains on the Red Table Talk: “When I went to prison, I guess she felt like, ‘Well now I have to figure out what I’m going to do. Because I don’t have you [Tiny] here to continue the protocols and practices that we established in the fundamental stages of this relationship.’” He said. “So when I got back the world was upside down. She kinda had an air like, ‘It’s my time.’ I thought we were going to hit the ground running and get back to things being the way they were.”

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Tip has spent over $2.7 million since 2017 to buy six properties and plots of land in his old Center Hill neighborhood as part of his Buy Back The Block initiative.

“You can do well and do good at the same time,” he added. “You don’t have be a slumlord in order to make money. You don’t have to be a poor person in order to give back. I believe that the best way to help people in need in the community is to not become one. I am in the for-profit business.

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“Philanthropy is something I do because I like to do it. But when my money goes somewhere and I invest into a community, I’m doing that to make money — don’t get me wrong. But the money that I make gives me a strength and freedom to invest more into the community.”

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