Rappers T.I. and Jeezy Release 1960s Mini-Movie

Courtesy of ihiphopmusic.com
Courtesy of ihiphopmusic.com

Hip hop recording artist T.I. released a twelve-minute movie for his song “G Shit” featuring Jeezy, and Watch the Duck. “G Shit” is the fourth single released from T.I.‘s Paperwork album. The mini-movie features a guest appearance from actor Wood Harris, who also starred in the films Remember The Titans and Paid In Full. The “G Shit” movie was directed by Chris Robinson, and its theme is set in the 1960s. T.I. plays the role of a club-owner who is trying to escape his “gangster-like” past. It appears the movie is loosely based on 50 Cent‘s television series Power

T.I. has had a pretty successful film career. He has starred in and made guest starring roles on four films including ATL (2006), American Gangsters (2007), Takers (2010), and Identity Thief (2013). This year, the rapper is expected to appear in three films including Get Hard, Entourage, and Ant-Man. The hip hop recording artist is one of the stars of the reality television show T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle. The reality show follows the rapper’s every day life as an artist and husband. The Family Hustle also stars his wife and former Xscape star, Tameka ‘Tiny’ Cottle-Harris, and their six children.

T.I.’s music career includes nine studio album releases including I’m Serious, Trap Muzik, Urban Legend, King, and Paper Trail. He is expected to release two albums this year, Paperwork: The Return and Paperwork: Love and Liability. The rapper’s King album featured production from DJ Toomp, Just Blaze, Mannie Fresh, and Swizz Beatz. The album sold an impressive 522,000 in its first week, and debuted at Number 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. “What You Know” was one of the album’s biggest hits, and it sold over two million copies. The song was the title track for the film ATL, which was T.I.’s first starring role in a movie. “What You Know” won a Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance in 2006. VH1 ranked the record number sixty-eight on its 100 Greatest Songs of Hip Hop. The other hit single from the album, “Why You Wanna” was the rapper’s first single to chart on the UK Top 40, and it was also his first single to chart in the Top 40 in numerous foreign countries. 

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