From Yolanda White

GalleryStories: TI

I have been listening to Rap music since I was 11 years old. And I have been writing about it, publicly, since I was 22 years old. My mother thought it was an absurd idea then and she does now. The harder core the rap, the better the connection — at least that holds true for me most of the time.

When I first heard TI’s first CD, “I’m Serious,” I was delighed at his banter and laid back flow. To meet him was not different. He is a laid back guy, but surely on a mission. We met in Kenosha and after the initial uncomfortable-ness of invading someone’s space, I was able to get to know the guy, who three projects later, is in himself, his own evolutionary musical master.

I ended up writing three stories about him. One appeared in Ya’Heard Magazine, the other in Eagle Star News and the final one can be found by following this link to

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