T.I. was always known as Tip in the streets and throughout his music but for legal purposes dropped the P when he initially signed with Arista Records to avoid any confusion because he was label mates with another guy you may have heard of named Q-Tip.
Speaking with Big Von on 106 KMEL, The Hustle Gang leader revealed last week when he dropped his 5 song EP Da Nic, "It's officially T.I.P. now. It's Tip... It’s about time, for the fans that been here since I’m Serious and Trap Muzik and actually stuck with me while I ventured out into doing my “Blurred Lines,” the “Why You Wanna,” and “Whatever You Like.” But now it’s time to dedicate some attention to them and I think with Tip, that’s the move.”
As Tip goes back to his day one persona, check out more MC's who switched their aliases. -Michael Harris (@IceBlueVA)