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September 18th, 2012
10:36 AM ET

Rapper T.I. discusses reality series, new book 'Trouble and Triumph'

Between his music, television and writing careers, rapper T.I. Harris is doing it all these days.

His popular reality show "T.I. and Tiny: The Family Hustle" recently launched its second season on VH1, and he can also be seen in the TV series "Boss" playing a former gang member who has his eyes on a political career.

T.I.'s latest book, "Trouble and Triumph: A Novel of Power and Beauty," is out in stores today.

On Starting Point this morning, T.I. discusses the inspiration for his new book and the various facets of his career.

When asked what advice he would give kids aspiring to creative careers, he says, "My philosophy has always been to prepare yourself for hard work, because there's no amount of success that's going to come without hard work and sacrifice."

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  1. mshawaii808

    Great success to are an inspiration to our young people. Thank you!

    September 18, 2012 at 10:14 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Lisa

    Ha! If he's a black male and a rapper then he must be in a gang. I laughed at the ignorance. But otherwise a great interview! T.I. has definitely turned his life around for the better.

    September 18, 2012 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse | Reply

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