We’re always down with the Kang. VIBE solidified that by giving him his first national cover in January of 2005. But over the last five years, 31-year-old Clifford “T.I.” Harris has had a tough time with string of arrests. He was most recently charged with parole violation and completed an 11 month bid in federal custody.
However, during his time Tip had ample access to newspapers, magazines and television to keep him abreast to events happening on the outside. For VIBE’s Dec/ Jan cover story veteran journalist Bonsu Thompson and T.I. looked back at some of the biggest news worthy events to happen inside and outside of hip-hop.
From Bin Laden’s Death to his own personal problems, Tip gave his brutally honest opinions on each matter. Though he promises a wiser and more in-tune leader, Tip still stands by the same beliefs and morals that made him the man he is today. His perspectives may both shock and surprise but Tip holds nothing back in VIBE’s Google-assisted meeting with the kang.