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T.I. was spotted early voting Wednesday (10/29/08) after it was brought to his attention that he had the privilege to vote. T.I is NOT a convicted felon just yet, which means under Georgia Law, he’s still eligible because he’s not currently serving probation or a prison sentence.
After standing in line for less than 10 minutes T.I. told the Associated Press, “It’s a relief.” This was T.I’s first time voting in his life. “This what it is all about, not staying up late and waking up early to vote. Now rather than just talking about it, I’m being about it. I’m leading by example, and it makes me feel a lot better.” Word is he also signed autographs and took photos with several fans.

T.I‘s lawyer Steve Sadow stated to the press, “Until he is sentenced in the federal case, he doesn’t have a conviction yet. Even though he is a convicted felon, he has a right to vote since he is not serving probation and hasn’t started his prison sentence.”

Congrats to T.I.! He’s been out spreading the word as part of his “Respect My Vote” Campaign. However, he was able to lead by example!!

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Here is the OFFICIAL video of T.I.‘s current chart-topping single “Live Your Life” featuring the beautiful Rihanna:

Given the song, the video matches that pretty well. It’s very cinematic, very engaging and almost as enticing as watching a movie. However, there is just too much going on for me, but it doesn’t take away from the song, which seems to be everyone’s “theme song” right now.

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Rapper T.I. has recently teamed up with Crimestoppers Atlanta to help get criminals off the street:

Check out the report:

Rapper T.I. is teaming up with local Atlanta news station WSB-TV in a new campaign to help fight crime in metro Atlanta neighborhoods. T.I., born Clifford Harris Jr., is stepping in front of the camera, as the face of a new public service announcement to encourage others to report tips about crimes through an anonymous hot line. “Hey, what’s happening y’all? Some people call me Tip, but this is about another kind of tip that could help our mothers, our sisters, our brothers and our fathers to help get the perpetrators who commit crimes against them off the streets ” T.I. says in the video. “All you gotta do is call Crimestoppers Atlanta. Tips can be anonymous and there’s even a reward.” The new campaign, Atlanta Crimestoppers, is the brain child of WSB-TV investigative reporter Mark Winne. “I think T.I.’s street cred is as powerful as anybody we could get to do it,” said Winne. “There is no telling how many lives this PSA may save,” Winne added.

Ever since the Atlanta rapper was arrested around this time last year on gun charges, T.I. has been heavily involved in charity work and reaching out to the youth. His organization, The K.I.N.G. Foundation, reaches out to under privileged youth in the Atlanta community, helping them to see their potential and also having  giveaways for the kids. THAT’S HIP-HOP.

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Hip Hop’s biggest event took place this weekend with the BET Hip Hop Awards in the“A”—the new Hip Hop mecca. Katt Williams was all set to host this event for a 3-peat, but plans changed when Katt challenged T-Pain to a break dancing competition. With some serious consideration T-Pain accepted the challenge and was crowned victorious, as the new host for the 2008 Hip Hop Awards. But, enough of the small talk. Check out the red carpet:

Ciara hit the carpet with designer Michael Knight (of Project Runway fame), and looked all the way fab.

Monica, her Louis Vuitton bag and her fiancee Rocko hit the carpet matching in all black.

A-Town native, Keri Hilson, hit the carpet looking FAB-U-LOUS. Love the hair, accessories, make-up, dress, everything!

She also stopped to take a flic with the “Go Girl” CiCi. I must say, these two ladies are my favorite looks from the whole night.

The very sexy talented Nelly came out looking very event appropriate. God this man is so… talented.

Kerry Washington gave Hollywood a couple days off to take the A by storm. She looked gorgeous- per usual

Founder & Executive Director of WEEN Valeisha Butterfield came out looking stunning. Love the magnolia lips! President/CEO of Hip-Hop Summit Action Network Dr. Benjamin Chavis came out with the lovely lady.

The host of the event, T-Pain, hit the carpet looking very T-Painish if that makes sense.

Pharrell showed up and showed out on the carpet.

Mr. Curtis Jackson came out (for the first time since the BET Hip-Hop Awards started). Good to see all is well with him, he also has several projects coming out soon. He’s not the richest man in hip-hop for no reason.

Soulja Boy came out looking… interesting, to say the least. Are those tigers on your jeans?

Bow Weezy hit the carpet looking casual and very very nice I must say. This works.

Hip-Hop superstar turned box-office phenomenon, came out out to show love to the culture that gave him so much. Something as simple as this is how you give back. Just show up and show love.

Who said only rappers love hip-hop? R&B/Soul sensation Musiq Soulchild also made an appearance.

Common came out, I love this new look of his. It’s very fitting. Clear lens glasses? Who would have ever thought.

The fabulous Tocarra came out, gotta love this girl.

Salt N Peppa came out, good to see all is well… hopefully. Gotta love these ladies.

The ladies of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” came out. Might I add I’m addicted to that show?

50 Cent, Big Boi, T.I. and recipient of the “I Am Hip-Hop” Icon Award, Russell Simmons, all got together for a group shot.

Kevin Liles & Shawty Lo looked quite dapper but still very “hip-Hop”. Whatever that means.

Hip-Hop legends YoYo and Ice Cube posed for a flic all in the name of that good ‘ole hip-hop.

The star of the upcoming “Notorious” movie (a biopic of Biggie Smalls life and death) Jamel “Gravy” Woolard of course made an appearance.

Appearances for the show included Nelly, LL Cool J, Rick Ross, Pharrell, Plies, Salt N Pepa, Common, Ciara, Keri Hilson, 50 Cent, Common, Soulja Boy and Bow Wow, The Real Housewives of Atlanta– to name a few. Actors Jamal “Gravy” Woolard, who plays Notorious B.I.G. in an upcoming biopic, and Derek Luke (“Antoine Fisher”) presented as well. [This is a must see movie, it comes out January 2009. I can’t wait!] TI was also in the buildingafter being a no show last year after being charged with federal gun charges. The self-proclaimed “King of the South” also did a surprise performance with Ludacris, which confirms the notion that the beef is finally squashed. (Thankfully, because these two are way too talented to fight over foolishness!) Russell Simmons also made an appearance as the recipient of the “I Am Hip Hop” Icon Award. (kudos to Russey!) The big question for the night was where were B and Jay?

Lil Wayne walked away with three awards and also had some big news about his son on the way. He told the crowd, “I got a son about to be born any day now, so shout-out to him. Pray for me.” Surprisingly Shawty Lo included some of the big winners for the night. In effort not to ruin the show for those who have yet to see it, you can watch to see everyone who wins this Thursday, October 23rdon BET at 8pm. BUT for those who don’t mind a spoiler, check out the flic’s from the show under the cut…… Read the rest of this entry »