For his positive impact on his native city of Atlanta, T.I. was recently given his proppers by state government officials. The Grammy Award-winning rapper and actor was honored at the Georgia State Capitol last Friday.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Democratic State Senator Donzella James sponsored a resolution applauding T.I., whose birth name is Clifford Harris, for spearheading several non-profit organizations, including Harris Community Works, which works with the disadvantaged, and For The Love of Our Fathers, which aids people with Alzheimer’s and dementia.
The “Paper Trail” lyricist, who can also be seen on VH1’s Family Hustle, is credited for mentoring youth at local area schools, hosting Thanksgiving turkey drives and delivering Christmas presents to families in need throughout Atlanta.
Though he was sentenced in 2009 on weapons charges related to purchasing machine guns and silencers, T.I. has seemingly turned his life around. As part of his post-prison community service, he has donated time and money to worthy efforts, ranging from hurricane relief to the Boys & Girls Clubs. In 2016, he even joined hundreds of Atlanta residents in a peaceful protest against the police-involved shootings of Black people.