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T.I. Speaks On New Show "Boss" and Working with Kelsey Grammer

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  • July 23, 2012
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    T.I. Speaks On New Show "Boss" and Working with Kelsey Grammer
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    In the second part of his interview with XXL, Tip discusses his upcoming role on the show Boss, saying:

    “My character’s name is Tray, Tray Rogers,” Tip began to explain earlier this week via phone from his mansion in Atlanta. “Tray is an active member of Lennox Gardens. Lennox Gardens is a centerpiece of a bargaining point for these politicians. It’s a required piece for guaranteed elections. Tray Rogers has realized that once you acquired influence and power in this area, you parlay that power and influence into the political world. Take off your jumpsuit and jogging suit and put on an Armani suit and begin in the world of politics. [My character] basically rose up to power and influence in the game in the projects and I’m beginning to take a crack at politics.”

    He also spoke on working with Kelsey Grammer, mentioning:

    “Man, Kelsey man, he’s probably one of the best actors I’ve been around,” Tip beamed. “He’s extremely groomed and trained as a thespian and actor from he school of Julliard and all that ole kinda shit. But he still maintains the down-to-earth-real-everyday-people attitude. That to me, says a lot. His sense of humor, he’s special.”

    Boss centers around at times merciless Chicago Mayor Thomas Kane played by Grammer. The leader of the city has his plate full, dealing with corruption under his watch and his rapidly and dangerously declining health. Besides T.I., Jonathan Groff and the gorgeous Sanna Lathan joined the cast this season. Fans of the program were outraged this week when the acclaimed drama was shut out of Emmy Nominations. Grammer did win a Golden Globe earlier this year for his role. Boss season two premiers in less than a month on August 17 at 9PM on Starz!

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on July 23, 2012 - 12:35pm

In the second part of his interview with XXL, Tip discusses his upcoming role on the show Boss, saying:

“My character’s name is Tray, Tray Rogers,” Tip began to explain earlier this week via phone from his mansion in Atlanta. “Tray is an active member of Lennox Gardens. Lennox Gardens is a centerpiece of a bargaining point for these politicians. It’s a required piece for guaranteed elections. Tray Rogers has realized that once you acquired influence and power in this area, you parlay that power and influence into the political world. Take off your jumpsuit and jogging suit and put on an Armani suit and begin in the world of politics. [My character] basically rose up to power and influence in the game in the projects and I’m beginning to take a crack at politics.”

He also spoke on working with Kelsey Grammer, mentioning:

“Man, Kelsey man, he’s probably one of the best actors I’ve been around,” Tip beamed. “He’s extremely groomed and trained as a thespian and actor from he school of Julliard and all that ole kinda shit. But he still maintains the down-to-earth-real-everyday-people attitude. That to me, says a lot. His sense of humor, he’s special.”

Boss centers around at times merciless Chicago Mayor Thomas Kane played by Grammer. The leader of the city has his plate full, dealing with corruption under his watch and his rapidly and dangerously declining health. Besides T.I., Jonathan Groff and the gorgeous Sanna Lathan joined the cast this season. Fans of the program were outraged this week when the acclaimed drama was shut out of Emmy Nominations. Grammer did win a Golden Globe earlier this year for his role. Boss season two premiers in less than a month on August 17 at 9PM on Starz!

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