ATLANTA, Ga. -- Rapper T.I., a local artist turned national celebrity is at the top of his game.
And that fact, has prompted him to turn his blessings into blessings for other -- others who happen to be homeless veterans and he's starting in his own backyard.
T.I. launched his new campaign to raise money, resources and awareness to support homeless veterans. The "King of the South" as his fans call him is taking his moniker a step further.
The campaign is called "Give Like a King" and it's estimated more than 300,000 veterans are homeless in this county on any given night. And the rapper is partnering with the Veterans Empowerment Organization to help change that.
He says Home Depot and Bank of America are supporting it but he mostly hopes to inspire his own community to give and serve those who've served us.
It's a long way from the T.I., who went to prison in 2007 and again in 2010 on weapons charges and parole violations. A long way from the splashy big bus, cameras and entourage upon his release from prison. It is the continued growth of a talented young man from the inner city who preached against drugs and violence to students.
And now at 32, yet another metamorphosis -- Clifford Harris is back in his childhood neighborhood of Bankhead planting seeds of hope and change.