T.I.: Clifford Harris, Jr., more commonly known as T.I., is one of Atlanta hip hop’s most talented and successful rappers. T.I. has released six hit albums in only eight years, and his tour dates (especially his “farewell” dates) have become some of the most popular in hip hop today. T.I.’s latest release, No Mercy has topped the rap charts and already been certified gold, despite the fact that the album was released while the rapper was in prison. As T.I. finds himself in jail once again, there probably won’t be any 2011 tour dates until he’s released in September, but fans can enjoy the recently release single, “We Don’t Get Down Like Y’all.”
At the age of 21, T.I. released his debut album, I’m Serious; though the album was a flop, he would experience exponentially more success with the release of Trap Muzik in 2003. The album was well received by music critics and quickly went platinum thanks to singles like “24’s” and “Rubberband Man.” T.I. scored another hit with King in 2006, with the album topping the charts and winning a two Grammys. This lead to headlining tour dates that would thrill fans as the rapper went in and out of jail. T.I.’s follow-up album, Paper Trail did similarly well and the artist won his third Grammy for the hit single “Swagga Like Us”, which also featured Jay-Z, Kanye West, and Lil’ Wayne.
While there won’t be any summer tour dates for T.I. in 2011, he has stated that he will be releasing an album soon “to hold y’all over till I get back in action.” A precursor to that is the recently released song “We Don’t Get Down Like Y’all”, which features B.o.B. and can be found on T.I.’s website. Be sure to check Eventful for all the tour date info once the rapper gets out.
Huey P: Straight out of Cleveland, Ohio, Huey P, is one of the Hardest, rappers out of the Midwest in a long time. Born and Raised in the inner city of Cleveland, Huey reps his hood known as the notorious 10-5, and his click, GMOD – Get Money Or Die, which features, Party Marty, T-Stack aka Pusher Boy, Bloak, and Money Copeland. You will not be disappointed when they take over the rap game in 2007.
Young Dro: Young Dro taught us all how to “Shoulder Lean” in 2006 with his smash hit of the same name. The rapper is about to release his sophomore set, P.O.L.O. (Players Only Live Once), this 2011 and will be on tour to promote the disc. Don’t miss a date on Young Dro’s concert schedule (2011); Use Eventful for Young Dro tour dates and venue information.
The Bankhead, Atlanta native was discovered by his mentor – T.I. – in the early 2000s. T.I. signed the rapper to his Grand Hustle record label and worked for years on his debut album, Best Thang Smokin’. The album was a huge success debuting at #3 on the Billboard 200 and featured the double-Platinum single “Shoulder Lean”. Young Dro continued to generate buzz with high profile collaborations with T.I., Diddy, and 8Ball & MJG, just to name a few.
After a five year hiatus, Young Dro will drop his hotly anticipated sophomore album in 2011. The album features the hit single, “Take Off”, and features collabos with Gucci Mane and T.I. In the meantime, you will have to catch Young Dro on tour. Use Eventful as your source for Young Dro tour dates and venue information and use Demand It to request his presence at a venue near you.
Original ARTICLE FROM 94.1 MPPS