T.I. has taken the top spot in the podcast game after his show 'expediTIously' has been downloaded 16 MILLION times in just six weeks.
The unbelievable success comes as the rap mogul continues to touch on controversial but real conversations about life, music, and even politics.
Reaction From The Man Himself
“Who knew?” said Harris when asked about the unreal numbers.
He continued, “I’m humbled that so many people wanna hear me kick my s**t. Hopefully, we are bringing new perspectives and insights to the culture. It’s important we have these discussions, as uncomfortable as some may be.”
Recently, Tip invited Trump supporter and controversial figure Alex Jones to his show, where the conversation hit several touchy subjects.
Shortly into the discussion, the host of the Alex Jones Show claimed that President Trump is a president that "unites people."
Alex Jones Interview
Tip responded, "Well that's a lie. Now I am going to go ahead and state a firm position. People coming from shit hole counties. Saying that Baltimore is rat-infested. Denying Puerto Rico of proper American assistance during tragedy ... and also, turning people around at the border who are fleeing from the Bahamas. These things, to me, are un-American,"
Views On Trump
Jones pushed back and defended himself by saying that T.I. was taking Trump's words out of context.
"Well, the first one is when he attacked people and said they came from st hole counties, and those people who came from--from his perspective--st hole counties were people of color," Tip said. "He never said people from Germany, people from Sweden, people from New Zealand, people from Paris. He never those people came from s**t hole counties, T.I pointed out on his broadcast.
The success of the show has been a historical rise and most agree the catalyst behind the numbers is Tip's ability to navigate these subjects, and have honest discussions about topics like this one.
Brian Sher, T.I's co-manager tells us, “Tip has found another great lane with the podcast space. This initial response is tremendous, and Tip has only just begun to conquer yet another medium.”
Also, many celebrity guests continue to join the show talking about various topics. LL Cool J, Ice Cube, Charlamagne Tha God and his wife Tameka Harris to name a few...
Rhythm + Flow
Amazingly, this isn't the hip hop mogul's only job, he has launched another television project where he searches the country for the next big rap sensation.
'Rhythm + Flow' airs on Netflix and also features Cardi B and Chance The Rapper.
Also, his hit reality show 'Family Hustle' was just renewed for a 3rd season by VH1.