Tip “T.I.” Harris has found success as a rapper and actor, and now he’s branching out into the medium of podcasting. Harris has partnered with PodcastOne to launchExpeditiously, a podcast that will showcase not only his entertainment side but also his work as a philanthropist, activist and family man. The show will include what an announcement says will be “intellectual dialogue” with thought-leaders, celebrities, activists, influencers, and those who are on both sides of today’s most critical issues.
“This is a totally new space for me, one that gives me another conduit to examine the world, and one that gives me the freedom to think, react, and share with the generation what genuinely comes to mind…specifically for the purpose of moving the culture forward,” said Harris in statement. “I plan to use this platform to amplify issues and have conversations that are important to me and that shape the world.”
The first episode of Expeditiously will be published Sept. 5 with guests LL Cool J and Ice Cube. The show will publish weekly. PodcastOne CEO Peter Morris said Expeditiously will bring a “different kind of energy” to a podcast.
“T.I. is an unconventional play in the podcast space. He brings a fresh, bold voice, that is as powerful as it is brilliant and oftentimes funny,” said Morris. “Not only will fans get the first-class entertainment value you’d expect from an award-winning superstar, but he’s also challenging your views on a range of issues and topics in ways you never thought possible. In today’s climate, this kind of open, honest conversation is needed more than ever.z”