T.I. Suggests ATLiens Dime Off Whenever They Like

Reduced-time rapper/actor/weapon connoisseur Clifford “T.I.P.” Harris has an entirely different type of Paper Trail for the peoples of Atlanta to follow.

“Yeen’t gotta leave yo’ home all night.

If you got a phone, drop dime on ya nig-ger-row [Negro]

Whenever you liiiiiiiike!/

Yeah. You can snitch whenever you like.” -T.I., Channel 2 News (Atlanta) via WSHH

I’m not going to go as far as using the “s”-word to describe civilians reporting crime in their own neighborhoods. [We've already eased on down Definition Road with the likes of Cam'ron and other misguided rapsters who fail to understand the concept's confinement to a particular field, game or industry.] However, a spearchucker like T.I. ought to know better than to…

Wait a minute. What “s”-word y’all thought I was talking about?

Oh, I kid the spearchuckers. It’s easy, fun and no one seems to care about penalizing it no matter how insensitive the jokes get.

T.I. completely put the kibosh on his shit when he said “Some people call me Tip, but this is about another kind of ‘tip.’ I don’t care if you’re the biggest T.I. hater on earth or if he brought a turkey to your doorframe last Thanksgiving. That shit is hilarious. While Mr. Harris may have been brainwashed into believing he’s empowering his community with this insight, he’s only empowering Shawty Lo’s next abysmal effort to defame the Grand Hustler’s character.

Homie just gave that cockface “L-Oh” another prosthetic leg to sling behind Fabo’s neck. Good work, pimpin’.

Being that snitching has supplanted [male] homosexuality as the new cardinal sin of “urban” black culture, you’d think a gangster rapper such as Mr. Harris would have lobbied to work out another means of fulfilling his community service requirement. I’m all the way up-top, as they say in the A. I can only imagine watching T.I. headline a Crimestoppers spot down there being akin to catching a Whitney Houston canvassing for Narcotics Anonymous–Confusion abound.

I mean, damn. Only worse would be to find out that Alpa Chino had denounced tha pussy.

Know that T.I. sacrificing his musical image this way is the modern equivalent to being locked in stocks before a Town Hall meeting for all to pelt with rotten food.

There’s absolutely nothing wrong with “civilians” ratting out sloppy dopeboys making too much damn noise in the lobby when they know damn well Ms. Beverly lives in apt. 1D. She’s old, close to De Lawd and needs her resticles. What’s fundamentally improper is the notion of American gangster rappers who claim to be actual high-yeller Napoleonic gangsters advocating snitchery on other players after they’ve already crapped out.

Did somebody say “American Gangster?” Are we talking about the BET show where damn near every gangster ends up snitching to reduce their sentence? Or are we talking about the movie in which T.I. should have stayed his ass in the Negro Leagues? Either way, Tip is at a loss.

I’m not even really mad that T.I. went and gave up half the A in exchange for his light-in-the-ass sentence. He’s a rapper-slash-actor with like 9 kids and a chipmunk at home. Anyone expecting actual stand-up behavior from someone like that needs to meet me behind the XXL office building at 5pm. I got a bridge in Brooklyn for sale–real cheap. You could recoup your $50,000 in a matter of hours if you put a $4 toll on the motherfucker.

An offer like this won’t last forever. Give me a call at 212-577-TIPS. You don’t have to show your face, and I won’t tell anyone you bought the Brooklyn Bridge if you don’t want me to.

Negro, please. Tip advertizing police tips is like R. Kelly playing the new music/P.E./sex-ed substitute teacher in High School Musical 4.

“Yeah, Crimestoppers. Wuz hat’nin, pimpin? My name Clufford. Yeah… What? I ain’t have to tell my name? Oh, aight then. Whatever. Well, dig dis hea’, Shawty. They got these niggas in town sellin these automatic weapons…”

Questions? Comments? Requests? ron@ronmexicocity.com

“See, pimpin… It’s kinda like Bossip. You got tips on what your favorite hood celebrities is up to? Just give us a cawll! Cameraphone pictures help, but all you gotta do is cawll the hotline and tell us what Bootney Lee and Peanut doin behind the Techwood and we good, folk.”

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  • Worley

    TIP looks ridiculous in that sh*t. It reminds me of Master P talking about a new clean hip-hop label. Yea riiight.

  • http://www.prettypancakes.com amar

    i think the judge let him off easy on the conditions that he does an amazing amount of anti-crime community service. I honestly don’t believe T.I. is doing this because he’s genuinely changed. He’s been doing positive shit all over the place lately…why would he have a change of heart now and not the other..8 times from before?

    Asshole judge won’t even let this poor man dance anymore…he’s got him throwing up rags instead. and no matter what t.i. does, he can’t possibly look worse than shawty low. Shawty Low’s like a fatter soulja boy with less dance skills and no vagina. I’m gonna say this and i don’t care what you think: shawty low may be more retarded than tony yayo and young berg combined. Oh i went there.


  • capcobra

    damn tip…..them people got you fucked up in the game…damn!

    • http://www.ronmexicocity.com Ron Mexico

      it’s almost like the john mcclain being forced to wear an “i hate niggers” sign on 139th street.

  • geico lizard

    “it aint snitching if you know it” LMAO

  • Omar

    Ok, so no more arguments, on whether this nigga is a snitch or not.

  • Mike Crown

    Way to get another Tropic Thunder reference in.

    Any updates on Hatervision?

    • http://www.ronmexicocity.com ron mexico

      man… gotta slip alpa in wherever possible. he deserves better.

      hatervision is in en route. has kinda begun in a way. thanks for asking, mane.

  • Pierzy

    Damn Mexx, go in! Yeah, the hypocrisy of it all is the biggest issue I have. If you claim something and supposedly live your life by that code, shouldn’t you honor that same code when you get knocked?

  • the r

    “negro league”
    yes LAWD!!

    billy, jay smooth and ron is “all i neeEED!”

  • DV8

    LMAO that nigga T.I. got owned something serious. They even put his rap name in the phone number (thats the kicker). This guy might want to consider retiring from music now because unless he gonna make music to trick to (whatever you like) for the rest of his career aint nobody gonna take him serious.

  • http://www,msn.com west philly’s finest

    Convicted Felon with 10 Machine Guns with drums and silencers = 1 year

    I’m not hating but that shit don’t add up.

  • anutha_level

    *shakin head*

    DAMN……..hell naw lil nigga, what u don did? dis niggeh heauh bout ta be shawt from heauh on out!

  • http://myspace.com/jermsinfect J™

    Lmfao..ron I haven’t laughed so hard at 1 of ur posts in 2 months..shit was hilarious

  • giantstepp

    Ayo Ron, he aint really doing this shit on his own account. A part of his plea deal was for him to do community service/anti crime type shit. I agree, it’s not a good look, but Tip between a rock and a hard place here. As they say on the westside, “stall him out cuz”, TI aighit Ron Mex.

    • http://www.ronmexicocity.com ron mexico

      giant, i’m with you, but… crimestoppers tip line? they made him play on his name?! that’s getting put into the stocks.

      i guess you feel he’s suffered enough.


    “There’s absolutely nothing wrong with “civilians” ratting out sloppy dopeboys making too much damn noise in the lobby when they know damn well Ms. Beverly lives in apt. 1D. She’s old, close to De Lawd and needs her resticles.” I CAN’T STOP LAUGHING HAHAHAHA

  • Oneofthemyo’s

    hmmm…Well I c your point…. But I guess pride goes b4 the fall and If yall niggas think him or any other rapper would WILLINGLY do a commercial like that I got the statue of liberty ready to put on lay-a-way for yall niggas.

    The bigger point to me is he was mostly speaking on behalf of victims of crimes and this shit is especially relevant now since that J.HUD shit jumped off. all these tough e-thugs on that stop snitching shit if and when ya peoples the victim like j.huds nephew all them t-shirts go out the door.

  • EReal

    LMAO @ Chipmunk @ Home

    Classic, that fat cheeked baby machine. lolz!

    The funniest part is how he still tries to talk all thugged out, like that conference when he’s like “I have broken the law and I will accept the consequences to my actions” but he tries to say it all thuggish ruggish, HILARIOUS!
    Obviously it’s not hurtin the dude’s bottom line, cause He’s sellin just fine. Remember Mex, we are in hiphop’s state of no accountability. Yeent gotta be about shit.

    Maybe we should get T.I. an accountabilibuddy, i.e. Cam’ron or Ja Rule, to help him thru his transition to rap has been..

  • http://myspace.com/ncprecise ncprecise

    eh, tip is jus doing that to please the folks that let em go… i don’t believe tip’s a snitch for doing what he did… P.S.A. ON TIPPING POLICE > ANY AMOUNT OF JAIL TIME

  • http://www.yahoo.com Dra$t-iQ Alkoholik

    hahahahahahaahn this skinny nigga a fool

  • that nigga

    Wow, Crimestoppers “T.I.P.LINE”. Damn, Is T.I.P gonna answer the phone himself like a sort of dispatch operator for the boys In blue? This nigga Is In a fucked up position. But that 9 kids and a chipmunk shit was fuckin hilarious.

  • balaramesh

    trust me, i am all for ti doing something positive for the black community. however, this is the case of dude SNITCHING for a reduced time. the same type of behavior got my brother 5 years and his partner only 6 months.