Clifford TI Harris has been one of hip hops biggest success stories. Not only has he released a large catalog of classic rap songs, hes quietly amassed a portfolio of businesses and tons of property as an investor and a developer.

Its safe tos ay that TI knows a thing or two about not just making money but also creating generational wealth.

Recently, TI shared a little business advice to all of the folks out there getting the Covid19 pandemic assistance money. He sees folks getting $10k and more out of the blue and spending it instead of investing it. So he had this to say:

“We were just in the studio having a discussion and I just feel the need to share it,” he says in the clip. “All y’all getting that money from the government … ain’t more Cartiers, it’ ain’t no more Louis Vuitton — go get you some property please. Please y’all, go buy some property.”

-Tip

TI has been building and investing in the areas he grew up around in the ATL for a long time. In the past few yes hes spent nearly $3m to buy property and plots of land Buy Back The Block initiative.

As he told Inc. Magazine, “I grew up in the 1980s and ’90s in the Center Hill section of Atlanta, just off Bankhead Highway. Back then, that part of town was considered the lower end of the middle class. After the crack era, the community stalled, and from 1994 to 2012, it became an extremely desolate area for business. There’s no major grocery store chain. There’s no fresh produce. There’s no CVS. There are liquor stores…”

“Now, with the BeltLine and Mercedes-Benz Stadium a stone’s throw away, there’s an incentive to redevelop. But I didn’t want it to be one of those situations where luxury condos go up, and people who are native are pushed out to the fringes because they can’t afford to live there. I wanted to provide development that would allow people from the area, who love the community, to be able to afford to stay.”

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