Click Track: T.I


Posted at 09:41 AM ET, 09/01/2011

Jack White/Insane Clown Posse thing happened; T.I. already filming reality show; Jaxx owner suing Nelson

By David Malitz  |  09:41 AM ET, 09/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Jack White, Insane Clown Posse, T.I., Game, Pistol Annies

Posted at 09:50 AM ET, 08/31/2011

T.I. released from prison; The-Dream drops free album; Sinead O’Connor wants some

By David Malitz  |  09:50 AM ET, 08/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  T.I., The-Dream, Beach Boys, Chuck Brown, Willie Nelson, Tupac Shakur, Sinead O'Connor

Posted at 10:10 AM ET, 01/07/2011

Aretha's health problem resolved?; MCA's health problem definitely resolved; Vinyl continues to sell

The Queen is recovering. (Tracy Woodward/TWP) - Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin told Jet magazine that her recent health problem that had her hospitalized just last month "has been resolved." There is still no word on when or if Franklin...

By David Malitz  |  10:10 AM ET, 01/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Aretha Franklin, Beastie Boys, T.I., Waka Flocka Flame

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 12/08/2010

Remembering John Lennon; Willie Nelson charged with a misdemeanor; T.I. is blogging from jail

From left: John Lennon, a crowd gathered at the Dakota the day he was killed, a memorial in Central Park, and assassin Mark David Chapman. (Apple, AP, Reuters, AFP) - Today marks the 30th anniversary of John Lennon's death. Tell...

By Chris Richards  |  08:45 AM ET, 12/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Lennon, T.I., Ted Leo, Willie Nelson

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 12/07/2010

Album review: T.I., "No Mercy"

Time behind bars didn't serve T.I. well. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images) There is conventional wisdom about what jail time does to musicians. Whether Johnny Cash, Ray Charles or 2Pac, the trope goes that confinement produces something like reflection - a hardening...

By Sean Fennessey  |  11:30 AM ET, 12/07/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Quick spins | Tags:  T.I.

Posted at 03:41 PM ET, 11/15/2010

On air: Chris Richards discusses "The rap sheet's sad toll" on the Michael Eric Dyson show

Gucci Mane, T.I., Lil Boosie and Lil Wayne have all served time in correctional facilities in 2010. (Photo illustration by Victoria Adams Fogg) Two weeks ago, WaPo pop music critic Chris Richards wrote about the spate of superstar rappers...

By Click Track  |  03:41 PM ET, 11/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  On air | Tags:  Gucci Mane, Lil Boosie, Lil Wayne, T.I., Tupac Shakur

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 11/03/2010

The rap sheet's sad toll -- Today's hip-hop stars can no longer go to jail without missing a beat

Gucci Mane, T.I., Lil Boosie and Lil Wayne have all served time in correctional facilities in 2010. (Photo illustration by Victoria Adams Fogg) By Chris Richards It was approaching noon at Washington's Mandarin Oriental hotel, but T.I. was still...

By Chris Richards  |  11:00 AM ET, 11/03/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In today's Post | Tags:  Bun B, Gucci Mane, John Forte, Lil Boosie, Lil Wayne, T.I.

Posted at 09:59 AM ET, 10/26/2010

T.I. avoids new charges; U.S. Royalty named best dressed at CMJ; Jeff Krulik hosts panel in Arlington

T.I. won't face any additional charges stemming his September arrest. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) By David Malitz - T.I. will take whatever good news he can get these days and yesterday's ruling that he won't face charges for a September...

By David Malitz  |  09:59 AM ET, 10/26/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Jeff Krulik, T.I., U.S. Royalty

Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 10/18/2010

Lists: Last night a rock star saved my life: Five musicians turned rescuers.

That's not an angel, it's just Cher saving your life. (Robert A. Reeder/TWP) by Allison Stewart When rapper T. I. talked a potential suicide off an Atlanta ledge Wednesday, it was just the latest example in a long tradition of...

By Allison Stewart  |  12:50 PM ET, 10/18/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lists | Tags:  Beyonce, Cher, Gavin Rossdale, Kim Gordon, Sting, T.I.

Posted at 04:48 PM ET, 10/15/2010

T.I. headed back to prison

We won't be seeing much of T.I. until 2011. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images) By Chris Richards T.I. appeared in an Atlanta courtroom this afternoon where he was sentenced to serve 11 months in prison for violating his probation. The Atlanta rap...

By Chris Richards  |  04:48 PM ET, 10/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  News | Tags:  T.I.

Posted at 08:50 AM ET, 10/14/2010

T.I. talks down a jumper; JoBros cancel in Mexico; Alice Cooper wants you to get dressed up

Atlanta police say T.I. helped prevent a suicide on Wednesday. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images) By Chris Richards - T.I. is expected in court on Friday for drug charges. But first a good deed. Police say the rap star helped talk a...

By Chris Richards  |  08:50 AM ET, 10/14/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Alice Cooper, Jonas Brothers, T.I.

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 10/05/2010

Singles file: Chris Brown, The Secret Sisters, Sleigh Bells, Boobe, Gayngs

It'll take more than one star-studded remix to blot out Chris Brown's bad PR. (Frederick M. Brown/Getty) By Allison Stewart A weekly playlist for the listener with a one-track mind. Chris Brown featuring Drake, Kanye West, T.I., Fabolous, Rick...

By Allison Stewart  |  11:20 AM ET, 10/05/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Singles file | Tags:  Andre 3000, Bon Iver, Boobe, Chris Brown, Drake, Gayngs, Jack White, Kanye West, Raheem DeVaughn, Rick Ross, Sleigh Bells, T.I., The Secret Sisters

Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 09/23/2010

Katy Perry deemed too hot for "Sesame Street"; Don't judge Jay-Z's forthcoming book by its cover

By Chris Richards - Katy Perry is too hot for "Sesame Street." The pop singer recently joined Elmo to film a spot for the long-running kids television show but producers later deemed the clip un-airable due to Perry's revealing...

By Chris Richards  |  10:15 AM ET, 09/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Die Antwoord, Jay-Z, Katy Perry, T.I., Virgin Mobile FreeFest

Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 09/17/2010

Black Eyed Peas to play Super Bowl?; T.I. to appear before judge; Sacha Baron Cohen cast as Freddie Mercury; Sunday is "Frank Zappa Day"

Will the Peas perform at the 2011 Super Bowl? (Mark Gail/TWP) By Chris Richards - Will there be lasers? According to the sports site Sports By Brooks, The Black Eyed Peas have been enlisted for the 2011 Super Bowl halftime...

By Chris Richards  |  09:45 AM ET, 09/17/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Black Eyed Peas, Dweezil Zappa, Frank Zappa, Freddie Mercury, Sacha Baron Cohen, T.I.

Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 09/16/2010

Taking sides: If T.I. bails on FreeFest, who should take his place?

If we don't get T.I. at FreeFest, teenage skate rats Odd Future would make a fine consolation prize. (Courtesy of the artist.) Things aren't looking good for fans hoping to see T.I. perform at Virgin Mobile FreeFest on Sept. 25....

By Click Track  |  01:03 PM ET, 09/16/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Taking sides | Tags:  A Tribe Called Quest, B.o.B., Odd Future, T.I.

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 09/06/2010

Kanye West tweets his soul; Kara DioGuardi abandons "Idol"; T.I. may be headed back to jail

This man has a lot on his mind. (REUTERS/Lucas Jackson) By Chris Richards - Kanye West bared his soul at 140-characters-a-minute on Saturday morning, tweeting a link to his new song, tweeting birthday wishes to Beyonce, tweeting reflections on his...

By Chris Richards  |  09:00 AM ET, 09/06/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Kanye West, Kara DioGuardi, T.I., Taylor Swift

Posted at 08:55 AM ET, 09/03/2010

Chris Brown comeback continues; I.M.P. sues Montgomery County; Radiohead approves of fan-made live DVD

By David Malitz - The legal wrangling over the the new Silver Spring music hall continues. I.M.P. - the local concert promotion company that owns the 9:30 Club - is suing Montgomery County, Maryland over illegal funding of the...

By David Malitz  |  08:55 AM ET, 09/03/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Beastie Boys, Chris Brown, I.M.P., Pavement, Radiohead, T.I.

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 09/02/2010

FreeFest updates: No Die Antwoord, no word on T.I.

No South African hip-hop at this year's FreeFest -- Die Antwoord has bailed (Photo courtesy of the artist.) By Chris Richards We're fixated on Virgin Mobile FreeFest today and have two new updates about the line-up for the Sept. 25...

By Chris Richards  |  02:15 PM ET, 09/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Local news | Tags:  Die Antwoord, T.I.

Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 09/02/2010

News: T.I. arrested on drug charges

T.I. is in trouble with the law. Again. By Chris Richards Just moments ago, Click Track asked who's missing from this year's Virgin Mobile FreeFest line-up. Now, an act currently booked for the mega-fest may or may not be showing...

By Chris Richards  |  12:20 PM ET, 09/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  News | Tags:  T.I.

Posted at 09:06 AM ET, 08/02/2010

Alicia Keys weds Swizz Beatz; NPR remembers B.I.G.; Abbey Road auctions famous piano

Best Coast loves her cats. By Aaron Leitko -Alicia Keys and producer Swizz Beatz got hitched on Saturday while floating somewhere on the Mediterranean. New age guru Deepak Chopra performed the ceremony. T.I. also tied the knot over the weekend,...

By Aaron Leitko  |  09:06 AM ET, 08/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Abbey Road, Alicia Keys, Best Coast, Deepak Chopra, Pink Floyd, Swizz Beatz, T.I., The Beatles, The Notorious B.I.G.

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 07/20/2010

Polls: Are you psyched for Virgin Mobile FreeFest?

M.I.A. is coming! M.I.A. is coming! (AP Photo/Jim Cooper) By Chris Richards Considering last year's line-up felt a little "meh," today's Virgin Mobile FreeFest line-up announcement was a super-stoker. So many great acts! And for zero dollars! Whether your favorite...

By Chris Richards  |  01:30 PM ET, 07/20/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Polls | Tags:  Chromeo, Die Antwoord, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Jimmy Eat World, Joan Jett, LCD Soundsystem, Ludacris, M.I.A., Matt & Kim, Pavement, Sleigh Bells, T.I., The Temper Trap, Thievery Corporation, Virgin Mobile FreeFest, Yeasayer

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 07/20/2010

M.I.A., LCD Soundsystem, T.I., Pavement to perform Virgin Mobile FreeFest

M.I.A. will perform the Virgin Mobile FreeFest on Sept. 25 at Merriweather Post Pavilion. (By Jaime Martinez) By Chris Richards Virgin Mobile FreeFest has announced a line-up that’s sure to delight both pop-omnivores and text message enthusiasts. M.I.A.! LCD! T.I.!...

By Chris Richards  |  11:30 AM ET, 07/20/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Local news | Tags:  Chromeo, Die Antwoord, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Jimmy Eat World, Joan Jett, LCD Soundsystem, Ludacris, M.I.A., Matt & Kim, Pavement, Sleigh Bells, T.I., The Temper Trap, Thievery Corporation, Virgin Mobile FreeFest, Yeasayer

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 06/03/2010

Really quick spins: Hip-hop mixtape edition

By Sarah Godfrey Click Track reviews recent releases from T.I., Rick Ross, The Cool Kids and Styles P T.I. ,“[Expletive] a Mixtape" Although this project is a mixtape by definition -- it's a free download released outside of label channels,...

By Sarah Godfrey  |  02:00 PM ET, 06/03/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Really quick spins | Tags:  Cool Kids, Jamie Foxx, Rick Ross, Styles P, T.I., Timbaland, Young Jeezy

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 05/14/2010

Ke$ha's weird new video; T.I. talks to Larry King; Sleigh Bells tickets on sale

By David Malitz - So Ke$ha's new video (above) for "Your Love Is My Drug" is very ... Ke$ha-y. You have to give her credit - she's already at the point where you can simply add an "-y" to...

By David Malitz  |  06:30 AM ET, 05/14/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Ke$ha, Sleigh Bells, T.I.

Posted at 09:16 AM ET, 04/02/2010

T.I. plots his grand return; Justin Bieber tries to make us LOL

The king of the south hopes to regain his crown with a more aggro sound. By Chris Richards - Here at Click Track, we've pontificated on the shape of post-prison hip-hop to come. In a video on his website, recently...

By Chris Richards  |  09:16 AM ET, 04/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Justin Bieber, T.I.

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 03/11/2010

Taking sides: Will Lil Wayne write his masterpiece in prison?

T.I., Lil Wayne (both pictured above), Gucci Mane and Lil Boosie are currently crafting rhymes while serving time. (Patrick Hoelck; AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) After delays involving dental surgery and courthouse fires, the fates refused to intervene on Monday when rapper...

By Chris Richards  |  01:00 PM ET, 03/11/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Taking sides | Tags:  Gucci Mane, Lil Boosie, Lil Wayne, T.I.

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 12/23/2009

Morning click: T.I. released, Ticketmaster/Live Nation merger clears hurdle, Steven Tyler to rehab

The King of the South gets out of jail early. - Rapper T.I. got an early Christmas present - release from prison. He served seven months of a one-year sentence and will now get to leave an Arkansas federal prison...

By David Malitz  |  09:00 AM ET, 12/23/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Aerosmith, Jose Feliciano, Live Nation, T.I., Ticketmaster