THE PLUG INTERVIEW: T.I. breaks down his business ventures, his BET show - The Grand Hustle, real estate, street knowledge and more.
T.I.'s one of the most celebrated emcee's of our time. Since coming into the game in the early 2000's, he's dabbled in film, television and of course, business. His entrepreneurial skills have helped him build his own record label, Grand Hustle, and bring new artists to the forefront. Aside from his ventures in the music industry, he's also dabbled in other entrepreneurial ventures in real estate, nightclubs, restaurants and more. T.I.'s set to debut his new BET show – The Grand Hustle, tonight at 10/9c which finds sixteen "hustlers" competing against each other for an executive position at T.I.'s Grand Hustle empire. Tip recently joined us for the latest episode of "The Plug" where he details his early hustles, taking risks and of course, his show The Grand Hustle.
With T.I. set to launch his forthcoming TV show - The Grand Hustle, it only made sense that we had him for an episode of "The Plug." As someone who built himself from the ground up, T.I. has a lot of knowledge and wisdom when it comes to the business world. He's someone who's translated his knowledge from the streets into the board rooms. The rapper explained that the transition simply comes down to standards and principles.
"You got morals, standards and principles, man. You do what you say." He said, "I think just that, man. Just operating on a platform of principles. I think that's what I take in to it. There's no one deal that's going to make or break me. So ain't no need for me going in here acting out of character for the purpose of gaining this opportunity. I'm not gonna do anything to take myself out of character for this opportunity. 'Cause this one opportunity ain't gonna make or break me. Compromising my character will."
This article is sponsored by BET's The Grand Hustle.