In an editorial revealed by ABC News, T.I. described the socio-economic circumstances in his native Atlanta. Within the physique of that textual content, the rapper née Clifford Harris challenged privileged Atlanta residents to tackle better accountability inside their communities. T.I.’s penchant for philanthropy isn’t any secret. His newest enterprise is labeled “Buy Back the Block.” With BBtB he hopes to repurpose impractical buildings and convert them into reasonably priced housing models.
His anti-gentrification plan has loads of assist. Dynasty Real Estate Development and APD-Urban Planning and Management have been assembled to deal with the logistical finish of issues, with T.I. enterprise the overhead and operational prices. Nine properties in complete have already been bought and earmarked for the venture.
T.I. can also be considerably of a conservationist within the ATL space. The rapper just lately teamed up with Killer Mike to avoid wasting an area eatery from going out of enterprise. The native eatery, Bankhead Seafood, was near being shut down for violating a collection of constructing codes, however T.I. and Killer Mike stepped in with plans to modernize the constructing format.
“I’ve sufficient issues occurring the place I haven’t got to chase sensationalism, I haven’t got to be provocative for no cause simply because my persona lends itself to controversy,” T.I. instructed ABC News. “Rather than attempt to be a job mannequin, I might slightly be an actual mannequin.”