I am a huge TI fan, I love him for his originality and his ability to speak. Sometimes in Hip-Hop this genre of music it seems like word choice is irrelevant and whether or not a person understands anything you say doesn’t matter, but they still listen to it anyway. Through each college degree I have earned I would say that one of the things that I can say about me is that I stay grounded. I am divorced and I have a beautiful little girl named Darian that means the world to me. Love would be nice, but I don't hold my breath. I believe in second and third chances in life and I continue to grow as I learn about myself, as a mother and a black woman. TI is influential in my life, because he exudes what Hip Hop should always be, REAL!!! He defines himself through music, and he brings it back to life as he explains his woes, sorrows, and the culture that defines his life. I will continue to grow as a teacher, a counselor, and mother, and TI please continue to grow as a KING!
Aftan Wright, MBA, MS, PPS