Tip has barely been out the clink 4 months and he’s already making moves many celebrities can only dream of. With a successful rap career already under his belt, Tip kicked off 2012 with the release of “F*ck The City Up,” a free mixtape that’s getting mainstream airtime.
Tip and Tiny’s highly successful VH1 reality show, T.I. and Tiny Family Hustle, showcases how the hip-hop couple manages their blended family and they’re doing it so well, that many are comparing the hilarious reality show to a popular family sitcom.
It’s definitely a question worth asking, so umma ask it… Could T.I., a rapper fresh out the clink be this generation’s epitome of Cliff Huxtable?
Hmmmm…. let’s ponder this for a hot second:
Yeah… right! Whoodathunkit?
For those of you (like me) who are too YOUNG to remember, The Cosby Show was once the most watched family show of the 80’s and the very first to focus on an affluent African-American family.
The Huxtables consisted of a father who was a doctor, a mom who was a lawyer and 5 kids, who all had an issue to overcome during each weekly episode.
In comparison, The Harris’, clearly affluent due to T.I.’s successful music & film career portray Black family life in a similar manner. Tip, flexes his wit as THE KING of his castle weekly with Queen Tiny by his side.
Despite the fact that a few of the kids are from other relationships, the couple portrays a united front with a successful father at the helm. Personally, I’m quite pleased at the image both Tip and Tiny portray on the show and off. They’ve always been a cute couple to me and seeing the chemistry between the two onscreen is awesome.
Combine their obvious adoration for each other with that of the kids, and I call it a win/win situation. It may be called “T.I. and Tiny: Family Hustle” but Tip ensures that FAMILY VALUES are being brought to life onscreen… just like Cliff Huxtable.
The difference? I don’t really see one. Well… besides the fact that one was “scripted” and the other is a “reality show.”
With T.I. showing the world his fatherly wisdom weekly, and Tiny holding down the fort with all the kids, could the Harris’ possibly be “THE COSBY SHOW” of our generation?
CLICK HERE to watch the recent episode of “T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle” (ep7).