T.I. Wants Fans to Use Stimulus Money to Buy Property Instead of Designer

Dylan Henson

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ATLANTA, GEORGIA - OCTOBER 08: T.I. speaks onstage during Netflix Presents Rhythm+Flow Atlanta screening at Clark Atlanta University on October 08, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Netflix/Allied Integrated Marketing)

When you talk about hip-hop moguls, you have to save room to discuss the ventures of T.I. 

From selling candy to his classmates in fifth grade to making important real estate investments in his local Atlanta neighborhood, Tip has proven that he knows a thing or two about making money. His record label is called Grand Hustle, after all.

He shared a recommendation with his 13 million Instagram followers, telling them to stop buying Cartier glasses and Louis Vuitton with their stimulus checks and instead "go get you some property, please."

After dismissing the idea of starting an LLC due to "too much paperwork and procedure," Tip explained, "“It could be a patch of dirt, bruh. Go to yo hood – it ain’t gotta have no house on it or nothing – just buy it. Just buy it and hold it. You dig what I’m saying? Now that’s it. I told you. Can’t say you didn’t know."

Not only does T.I. talk the talk, he walks the walk. In 2018, he and fellow Atlanta rapper Killer Mike partnered to buy the Bankhead Seafood Market. They used the area to host a COVID-19 food drive earlier this year.

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Another likely source of income for T.I. will be his unexpected collab with Young Thug, "Ring," which hits streaming platforms this Friday, Sept. 11.