With T.I. recently receiving orders to complete the remainder of his jail sentence in a halfway house, SOHH spoke to comedian Kevin Hart, who appeard on his F*ck A Mixtape 2010 project, to get his reaction.
Expressing confidence in Tip, Hart feels the rapper will be back on his feet in no time.
"I think he'll be fine, he's an artist," Hart told SOHH about T.I. making a music comeback after serving nearly a year behind bars. "Every mistake that you make, you learn from them and I feel like he has and they only make him stronger. So him being gone as long as he's been gone, there's been so many people that have come out and started doing well and popping and it's going to put a new fire in him -- it's going to help him get back to where he was. It only takes one [music] hit so I think we're going to be hearing a lot from T.I." (SOHH)
Former Atlanta Falcons football star Deion Sanders recently talked to SOHH and gave some words of encouragement to Tip.
"I would definitely keep God first," Sanders told SOHH when asked what advice he would give Tip. "Sometimes we have to redirect ourselves and just put God first. Every now and then, we can't contain [earthly] desires and therefore we get lost. And then we have to be redirected by trial and tribulation. But you don't want it to get to that point. Unfortunately, it does with so many of us. Not just with athletes and entertainers like T.I., but with everyday life as well. Something has to wake us up and alarm us that life is real and you're here for a purpose. Not just to consume time." (SOHH)
Despite the rapper's time behind bars, his Akoo clothing company has reportedly thrived.
Prison doesn't totally suck ... at least for T.I. ... because TMZ has learned, sales for the rapper's clothing line skyrocketed while he was in the pokey. A rep for AKOO clothing tells TMZ, the company's sales soared by 25% in the last year ... while the rapper served time for drug possession. The company rep said they hadn't seen such a surge in popularity since T.I.'s MTV reality show "Road to Redemption" premiered in 2009. The rep says they're preparing for another spike in sales -- when T.I. is set free next week after completing his drug sentence. (TMZ)
Last week, the "King of the South" was released from an Atlanta prison to complete the remainder of his sentence.
Attorney Steven Sadow told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution the rapper, whose real name is Clifford Harris Jr., was released between 1:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. and will remain at the Dismas Charities Atlanta halfway house until he is freed from federal custody Sept. 29. Sadow said after he is freed, the rapper will have one year of supervised release. He also faces travel restrictions. (Access Atlanta)