TI Speaks To Atlanta Youth

March 11, 2008

First he declares peace with Lil’ Flip and now rapper T.I. has gotten bit by the philanthropy bug.

So, the Atlanta rapper has collaborated with the “It’s Cool To Be Smart” Single Parent Initiative to further his good will. On April 27, the rapper and his Grand Hustle Management spoke to over 150 youth at the Paulding Detention Center in his hometown.

“It was a privilege to have Atlantic Recording Artist T.I., take time from his busy schedule to come talk with the kids,” said Curtis B. Executive Director of the Single Parent Initiative. “It was an exciting learning experience for the youth; as well as, the staff to witness inspiring testimonies from T.I. that focused on staying out of situations that will place the youth in juvenile facilities.”

The rapper answered questions pertinent to the youth in attendance. According to press reports, T.I. spoke on matters “concerning education, giving back to the community and being successful in the music industry.”

Additionally the teens read poems and spoke about dealing with adversity in everyday life.

T.I., Grand Hustle, and his label, Atlantic Records, have given scholarships for single parent families at the Boys and Girls Clubs and other events surrounding troubled youth in Atlanta