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Rapper T.I. plots a return to prominence
The leap from a prison cell to family-based VH1 reality show may not be the most conventional path for a rapper vying for a return to musical relevance. But for T.I. (a.k.a. Clifford Harris Jr.), it marks a crucial step in regaining his stature for the release of "Trouble Man: Heavy Is the Head," T.I.'s first album since being released from prison in August 2011.
By Gerrick D. Kennedy, Los Angeles Times
January 4, 2013