T.I. visits Charlotte for summer show at Ovens Auditorium

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T.I.’s Hustle Gang Tour is sweeping the nation and while North Carolinians have been blessed with the rappers presence twice already, in Greensboro and Asheville earlier this month, the ATL artist will return on June 30 to play Ovens Auditorium. His current Hustle Gang Tour wraps up on June 18 at Atlanta’s brand new Coca-Cola Roxy.

The rapper made his debut in the early ’00s with an iconic style, dubbed trap music. Throughout his ever-evolving career, he’s kept politics at an arm’s length, opting for more mainstream success with “Whatever You Like” and “Live Your Life.” However, as everyone knows, the times have changed and so has T.I. Last fall, he released Us or Else: A Letter to the System, which directly addressed police brutality, mass incarceration, stop and frisk, and other ways that government policy perpetuates violent racism.

T.I. has become a key figure in the battle against racism, especially in Atlanta. In the rap community, he’s a father figure and trendsetter for artists from the “A” exploding onto the scene today. In addition to his stellar recorded output, T.I. has written two novels and has acted in “Ant-Man,” “Entourage” and the 2016 remake of “Roots,” among many others.

The MC’s Hustle Gang Tour continues throughout May and into the first two weeks of June. For more information and additional dates, visit here. For tickets to T.I.’s performance at Ovens Auditorium in Charlotte on June 30, visit here. Stream T.I.’s album catalog below via Spotify:

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Jared Allen

Jared Allen

Jared is a music journalist, photographer and avid music listener living in Charlotte, NC. He enjoys live music, long car rides with Kellin Quinn and trips to the local record store, even though he still doesn't own a turntable in fear that his roommates will evict him.

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