By T-Boye Doe, Contributing Writer
T-Boye Doe is a new contributing writer for Community Arts NYC. T-Boye Doe is a thirty-something year old independent film-maker from Brooklyn, New York, and is one of our New York based writers. Check out his introductory post here.
Rapper T.I. (i.e. Clifford Harris Jr.) has had a successful and tumultuous career in his 10 years as a recording artist. He has seen the highs (two highly popular albums “Trap Muzik , Paper Trail) that award a slew of Grammy Award nominations as well as the lows (possessions of purchasing fire-arms, jail time , under the influence) that made him the poster child of the nefarious urban music genre, “Gangster Rap.” Now with a new lease on life that includes building his businesses in music (Grand Hustle Records), fashion (AKOO Clothing), and film (Takes movie, Family Hustle Tv Show), Tip- as he’s affectionally knows to his close relatives and friends- now wants to shed his “bad boy” image by trying a new creative endeavor: gardening.
He’s teaming with a non-profit organization called “Urban Farming” created by Taja Sevelle. The organization has been operating for for three years with the goal of creating healthy foods for families who need a healthy lifestyle. T.I. took his children on this wonderful expedition with CNN News reporter “Sanjay Gupta” tagging along. Taja gave a back history about UF and what it means for a project to flourish in such a few lengths of years. She wants people to know that you can create your own foods in your own backyard with having to buy the processed products.
In closing, this latest venture for T.I. shows his compassionate side for caring about not only his own but his family’s well-being as well as adopting the green initiative and letting his fans know its cool to care about the environment.