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T.I. “Assists” Atlanta Hawks, Launches Magazine

Posted By on November 8, 2006

T.I. is slated to give an exclusive performance at the Philips Arena in his hometown of Atlanta later this month.

The event, which will take place on November 11 after a match up between the Hawks and Seattle Supersonics, will feature the Grand Hustle honcho taking the stage with his label mates, Young Dro and Big Kuntry, along with a number of special surprise guests.

After the performance T.I. will be joined by Sean 'Diddy' Combs to host a private party to launch Grand Hustle's new entertainment and lifestyle magazine, Dapper, which will debut on newsstands across the country this December.

The following day (November 12), T.I. will keep things rolling by performing the remix of "Top Back" with Young Dro, B.G., and Big Kuntry at the taping of the first annual "BET Hip-Hop Award Show" at Atlanta's legendary Fox Theatre.

As SOHH previously reported, T.I. leads all nominations with eight nods including Lyricist of the Year and CD of the Year. BET will air the event on Wednesday, November 15 at 8 pm.

In related news, T.I. will also be joining Ashanti this month to shoot a video for the first single from 2Pac's upcoming album, Pac's Life, which is set for release on November 21. The video will be shot at the Tupac Amaru Shakur Center for the Arts in Atlanta.

T.I. is also planning to hit the road this month with Young Dro and Big Kuntry. Dates for the tour have not been determined, but it has been confirmed that the ATL bred rappers will hit major markets including Chicago, Detroit, Memphis, and St. Louis.