Tip "T.I." Harris is universally recognized as a magnetic rapper, visionary and groundbreaking entrepreneur who helped lead Southern hip hop music, and trap specifically, to its mainstream breakthrough. Fifteen years after the release of his album "Trap Muzik," the multitalented artist released his 10th album "Dime Trap," bringing his career full circle.
An acclaimed innovator with millions of albums sold and single sales of more than 35 million, T.I. has been awarded three Grammy Awards, 11 Billboard Music Awards, three BET Awards, two American Music Awards and more. He is a seamless collaborator whose prolific musical pairings with seminal superstars include Drake, Beyonce, Pharrell, Rihanna, Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, Robin Thicke, M.I.A., Lady Gaga and others. His politically charged collaboration with Kanye West on "Ye vs. the People" also garnered raves. T.I.'s decade-and-a-half stewardship of Grand Hustle Records has produced multiple breakout artists including Iggy Azalea, Travis Scott and others, and his purpose-driven 2016 EP "Us or Else" courageously addresses police brutality and racial inequality in America.>br>
T.I.'s unique perspective and unwavering perseverance throughout the seismic changes of pop culture has seen him expand his Atlanta-based Grand Hustle empire into a diverse conglomerate of brands and entities. His successful forays into music, film, fashion, books, scripted and unscripted television, technology, sports, lifestyle and real estate garnered him worldwide acclaim as a multiplatform catalyst behind some of the entertainment industry's most compelling endeavors. He locked down deals as an artist/co-owner of the global streaming service TIDAL and is co-creator, producer and star of the new BET reality competition series "The Grand Hustle," for which he oversees 16 business-minded participants competing for a six-figure salary and the chance to join his coveted empire. T.I. also reprised his role in the Marvel sequel "Ant-Man and the Wasp," which grossed close to $600 million worldwide at the box office, and co-produced the musical drama "Glow Up" as part of PepsiCo's Creators League. He has also taken his musical talents to Broadway, receiving a Tony Award nomination for Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for "SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical." T.I. also stars on the highly anticipated, new music competition series "Rhythm and Flow" alongside fellow celebrity judges Cardi B and Chance the Rapper. The show is Netflix's first music competition series and is set to debut in 2019.
Widely recognized for his influence in the community, T.I. has become an activist and dominant force in social issues such as race relations and civil and human rights. In response to mass inequality and the murders of unarmed black citizens, T.I. began his Us or Else movement for which he penned a thought-provoking series of op-eds for The New York Times, Washington Post and Huffington Post and a socially charged album entitled "Us or Else: Letter to the System," which were followed by a provocative short film. Using that as a platform, T.I. launched a formal, charitable, social justice and philanthropic arm -- Harris Community Works -- dedicated to driving systemic change in underserved communities. His philanthropic work includes relief and support efforts for Puerto Rico, Houston, Colin Kaepernick's Million Dollar Challenge and more. T.I. also is a coveted member of Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms's transition team. In this role, he supports the mayor and city of Atlanta in policy and advocacy efforts that drive the city forward.
Small in stature, large in talent, Tameka “Tiny” Harris rose to fame in the 90s as a member of the multiplatinum R & B group Xscape alongside Kandi Burruss, Tamika Scott and LaTocha Scott. Their first album was a critical and commercial success peaking at number 17 on the U.S. Billboard 200 and number three on the Top R & B Albums chart. As a member of Xscape, she received two Soul Train Music Awards for Best New R & B Artist and R & B Album and the A-Town Music Award for Best Group. She’s also a Grammy winner for her writing contribution on the TLC hit “No Scrubs.” A reality TV staple since 2009, Tiny has been living her personal life in the public eye for almost a decade. In 2017, Tameka teamed back up with the members of Xscape for a strong reunion tour that sold out arenas nationwide. She’s a businesswoman, wife, mother of seven and sometime “momager” who opened an Atlanta juice bar and embarked on the 25th anniversary reunion tour of So So Def artists with the ladies of Xscape.
The eldest daughter of Tameka “Tiny” Harris and stepdaughter of T.I. Harris, “Niq Niq” has big shoes to fill. As a teen, the singer-songwriter started out as a member of the girl group The OMG Girlz, which was managed by her mother. The group disbanded in 2015, and Niq Niq embarked on a solo career and hasn’t looked back. In addition to making music, she’s an actor and model and is also pursuing business opportunities -- as she shares the family’s tendency to hustle.
Antonia "Toya" Wright is the proud mother of two girls, Reginae Carter and Reign Rushing, and the longtime best friend of Tameka "Tiny" Harris. The New Orleans native came into the public eye as the young bride of hip hop legend Lil Wayne, but the couple divorced in 2006. Toya has been on the rise ever since and is ready to reach her highest potential. She is working to build a strong foundation with the father of her youngest daughter and her better half Red Rushing. The two work together to fight obesity with their Weight No More initiative.
Toya's desire for personal growth and lasting relationships is stronger than ever. She is also the New York Times best-selling author of "Priceless Inspirations," a memoir titled "In My Own WORDS… MY Real Reality" and "You Just Don't Get It" with daughter Reginae. In addition, Toya expanded her brand and took on the role of publisher for her mother Anita Johnson-Andrew's book "How Well Do We Know Ourselves" and Reign's book "Learning Colors with Reignbeaux."
The daughter of Antonia "Toya" Wright and hip hop legend Lil Wayne, Reginae Carter has lived her entire life in the public eye. After dropping out of college to pursue her passion for acting, she landed leading roles in Lifetime's "Pride and Prejudice: Atlanta" and on a new BET series. Reginae continues to grow and evolve unapologetically and is determined to be recognized not only for her celebrity parents, but for her talents.
Monica Brown is a multiplatinum, Grammy Award-winning artist and singer with sales of over 25 million as well as an actress, philanthropist and entrepreneur. She was signed to a major label at the tender age of 12 and debuted with hit singles "Don't Take It Personal (Just One of Dem Days)" and "Before You Walk Out of My Life." As a result, she became the youngest female to have two back-to-back number one hits on Billboard's R&B charts, both from her 1995 debut album "Miss Thang."
Her sophomore album's lead single "The Boy Is Mine" garnered Monica pop success with a record-breaking 13 weeks at number one on the Billboard charts; this pop success continued throughout her career with multiple album and single releases. Monica had number one Billboard singles in three consecutive decades, which puts her in the elite company of history-making superstars such as Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, James Brown and Marvin Gaye.
Monica released the first single, "Commitment," from her album "Chapter 38" in January 2019. The single marked her chart-topping return to Billboard in a record-breaking two weeks, further solidifying her exceptional and long-standing career.
LeToya Luckett is a true multi-hyphenate achieving success across the entertainment world in music, film/television (both scripted and unscripted) and public speaking as well as being a brand ambassador.
The Houston native began her career as a founding member of the iconic girl group Destiny's Child. She remained with the group for seven years, winning two Grammy Awards. LeToya co-wrote several songs on their sophomore album "The Writing's on the Wall," including the gold-certified singles "Bills, Bills, Bills" and "Say My Name." She then segued into a solo career, releasing three studio albums: "LeToya," which was certified platinum and included the number one Billboard 200 single "Torn"; "Lady Love," which debuted in the top slot on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and included the top 10 single "Regret" (featuring Ludacris); and "Back 2 Life," the title track of which hit number six on the U.S. Adult R&B chart.
LeToya also had recurring roles on "Greenleaf," "Rosewood," "Ballers," "Single Ladies" and "Treme." She also executive produced and starred on "Here We Go Again."