Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 11/10/12

It’s no secret that Atlanta has one of the deepest hip-hop scenes in the world, producing everyone from Andre 3000 to Big Boi to Cee Lo Green. Clifford Joseph Harris, Jr. — better known as T.I. — is one of those products, creating an impressive 11-year-career that’s spanned 8 official studio albums, countless more mixtapes and spawning the record label Grand Hustle Records. That eighth album, “Trouble man,” is set to be dropped on Dec. 18. In the spirit of promotion, T.I., who’s appeared at many an Atlanta Hawks game before, stopped by Philips Arena as the Hawks hosted the Miami Heat to do a little play-by-play with Atlanta’s broadcast crew, hanging out for the first half. Check out an interview with T.I. after his first foray into broadcasting below. Thumbnail via Twitter/Paul Newberry

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