Grand Hustle Records unveiled the cover of rapper T.I.'s new fictional book titled Power & Beauty was unveiled on his website TrapMuzik.com just a few moments ago.

What do you think about the cover? Will you buy the book?

As we mentioned a couple weeks ago, T.I. recently linked up with publishers Harper Collins for a new book titled Power & Beauty. Today we unveil the cover to the fictional story about two friends who grew up on the dangerous streets of Atlanta. The novel was written by T.I. along with David Ritz and will hit stores in October. Check out the various pre-order options below!

Amazon - http://atlr.ec/mOvUIW
Barnes & Noble - http://atlr.ec/roQzm3
Indie Bound - http://atlr.ec/nlMQZb
iBook Store - http://atlr.ec/nKU6i2
Other Retailers - http://atlr.ec/peoyp7

T.I., who is currently serving out the remainder of his 11-month sentence in an Atlanta federal prison, is expected to be released on September 29.

  • MzDimplez1123

    What in THE hell?!

    Can I borrow somebody's copy?

    #IWillNOTBuyThis

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bfDHCu6MuQ LUSCIOUS LOLITA AKA SUGA WALLS

    :blink:

  • http://youtu.be/a3MzdAVL46E YSoSerious

    :nono: :lipssealed:

  • Daisy

    I would rather see TIs cute face on the cover

  • buddapecan

    I will read it but probably won't buy it. FREE TIP!!

  • Eb

    Nope

  • CivilEngineer

    :tape:

  • chocolate divalicious

    How can u be so supportive of this felon but down others at the drop of a hat
    Chris Brown
    Rihanna
    Beyonce
    Serena

    The list goes on but I would be :typing: all day.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bfDHCu6MuQ LUSCIOUS LOLITA AKA SUGA WALLS

    FCK IT! BOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    *throws his probation papers out the window*

  • MzDimplez1123

    :rofl: @ Luscious

  • lovezoe

    So Toucan Sam bought Alicia a car for HIS bday? Everyone has a price.

  • kingstonn

    Aw damn, and just when Borders has gone out of business too. Shoot! :(

  • Eb

    " I Gotta Make it to Heaven for Going Thru Hell" :coffee:

  • lite coffee

    Oh...it better be a fictional, because TI has not learn enough to do a non fiction on the streets. Then again he might :thinking: I'm not buying, but I'm still a TI fan though.

  • http://myspace.com/afiya00 Afiya

    Is he comparing Tiny as Beauty? #FAIL

  • 2know the ledge

    another gangsta lit book about some hustler that came from the streets and made it and didnt' forget the trap. another story where women are ryhme with witches and throwing money in the clubs, jail, baby mommas and so forth did I miss something.

    Ummmmmm....think i will pass. Damn is there any substance left in urban lit?

  • http://yallaintchit.com/ Man, I just don’t care™

    "1nce up on a time, dey wuz dis dude and this chick. Dey wuz kool and chit right... but you know... chit happens, so 1 day they had... Wait doe, see, da dude was powful and the hoe was bootyful and chit..."

    -Actual excerpt

    **Disclaimer: This excerpt is NOT from the book mentioned in this post. If a reader attributes this excerpt to the book entitled "Power & Beauty" they do so on their own accord and in direct contradiction of this statement.**

    :coffee:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bfDHCu6MuQ LUSCIOUS LOLITA AKA SUGA WALLS

    :dead: at AFIYA
    *mouths* I LOVE YOU

  • Danielle

    Yeah! I would buy it... :shrug:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bfDHCu6MuQ LUSCIOUS LOLITA AKA SUGA WALLS

    MAN
    as much as I detest you that chit was funny! :rofl:

  • chocolate divalicious

    @Man

    :dead: and :ghost:

  • Daisy

    @eb That was such a good book :yes:

    @lovezoe Do you follow the chick on twitter? I'm nosey so I do :popcorn:

  • kingstonn

    I could see it now:

    Chapter 1
    "The possibilities of the repercussions of the conundrums of the streets astounded me. I just could not fathom the immensities of the responsibilities surrounding me. I cried out irreprehensibly and capably and envisioned the promised land somewhere far away from the strongholds that succumbed me."

    :rofl:

  • lovezoe

    @Daisy, don't follow her,but I do go read her tweets. Messy messy!

  • Danielle

    kingstonn says:

    Aw damn, and just when Borders has gone out of business too. Shoot!
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    That hurt my heart when that happened. I love Borders and those coupons I would get in my email. I have a Barnes & Nobles down the street that I'm forced to go to now :(

  • Lady_L

    chocolate divalicious says:

    How can u be so supportive of this felon but down others at the drop of a hat
    Chris Brown
    Rihanna
    Beyonce
    Serena

    The list goes on but I would be all day.

    -----------------------------------

    yeah I was wondering the same thing. Maybe Tiny has Sandra in check..

  • http://yallaintchit.com/ Man, I just don’t care™

    @KINGSTON
    "Chapter 1
    “The possibilities of the repercussions of the conundrums of the streets astounded me. I just could not fathom the immensities of the responsibilities surrounding me. I cried out irreprehensibly and capably and envisioned the promised land somewhere far away from the strongholds that succumbed me.”

    ________________________________________________________________________

    :rofl:

    "I was intoxicated and fully immersed in my education of the historical signifiance of the factual data that was bequeathed upon my mental capacity at that very specific moment."

    TRANSLATION
    I was reading a history book.

  • MzDimplez1123

    :blink: @ Jay AND that dude Jay....I hate boff yall asses! :rofl:

  • http://yallaintchit.com/ Man, I just don’t care™

    @DANIELLE

    What sort of books do you like?
    :coffee:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9d9FA3fCf4 FeFe

    :dead: @Man and @kingstonn's "excerpts"

  • MzDimplez1123

    @ Danielle...I have the same dilemma. I hate this B&N though. It's dark, they're expensive and the "feel" of the store never makes me wanna buy anything.

  • http://myspace.com/afiya00 Afiya

    @Kingstonn

    Jail House Rock!!! :rofl:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bfDHCu6MuQ LUSCIOUS LOLITA AKA SUGA WALLS

    KINGSTON
    should i do your translation in my Tiny voice????

  • kingstonn

    lmaoo.
    y'all know he uses those LSAT words. it's cute though... :rofl:

  • http://youtu.be/a3MzdAVL46E YSoSerious

    (unseals lips long enough to :rofl:)

    :lipssealed:

  • Mamacita

    :no:

    :dead: @Man & Kingston :rofl:

  • kingstonn

    BROWN, NO! :tape:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bfDHCu6MuQ LUSCIOUS LOLITA AKA SUGA WALLS

    The possibilities of the repercussions
    _____________________________________________
    Da poshibiliteesh of da repacushons................

  • http://youtu.be/a3MzdAVL46E YSoSerious

    @LUSCIOUS

    Yes please. :yes:

    @MAMA

    I saw how much you liked my link yesterday. I hope I didn't get you fired. I don't want any coconuts between us. :D

  • Tatted Diva AKA The Makeup Maven

    My only desire of logging in was to BEG Brown to translate the book!

    PUHLEEEEEEEZE :pray: <-------- (that's me praying & begging)

  • Daisy

    @lovezoe YES and I love it!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9d9FA3fCf4 FeFe

    @Luscious

    I can't take it! :wail:

    There may be some coconuts between us if you continue...my stomach can't take it!

  • Mamacita

    :rofl: @YSo I curse the day you were born for showing me that link! Now you got me watching it again!

  • http://youtu.be/a3MzdAVL46E YSoSerious

    @LUSCIOUS

    :bow:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9d9FA3fCf4 FeFe

    @Tatted

    Your presence was requested in the previous thread... :coffee:

  • CFREE

    :dead: as fluk @MAN & KINGSTON :hahaha:

  • Danielle

    @ MAN

    I like all types of books! I read a lot period. My favorite Authors are Mary Monroe & Kimberla Lawson. If you can listen to Rap music you can pick up a book!

  • Creamychic

    Power and Beauty, Power yea a lil, but Beauty that depends on who you referring to, :coffee:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bfDHCu6MuQ LUSCIOUS LOLITA AKA SUGA WALLS

    of the conundrums of the streets astounded me
    _________________________________________________
    of da canundrumsh of da shreets ashtound me

  • http://youtu.be/a3MzdAVL46E YSoSerious

    @MAMA

    Sht, I just got through watching it again myself. :lol:

  • Tatted Diva AKA The Makeup Maven

    @ FeFe - why????? :thinking:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bfDHCu6MuQ LUSCIOUS LOLITA AKA SUGA WALLS

    I just could not fathom the immensities of the responsibilities surrounding me.
    _____________________________________________________________
    I jis caint faddum da iminshishties of da reshponshibiliteez

  • Danielle

    MzDimplez1123 says:

    @ Danielle…I have the same dilemma. I hate this B&N though. It’s dark, they’re expensive and the “feel” of the store never makes me wanna buy anything.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Yes! Borders membership was free and they always sent coupons. B&N Membership is expensive and the discounts aren't worth it!

  • CFREE

    :ghost:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9d9FA3fCf4 FeFe

    @Danielle

    I have a few of Kimberla Lawson's books...I like her stuff too! :thumbsup:

  • MzDimplez1123

    @ Danielle....I like Kimberla's Reverend Black series

  • Tatted Diva AKA The Makeup Maven

    I :love: BROWN!

  • http://yallaintchit.com/ Man, I just don’t care™

    @DANIELLE
    "I like all types of books! I read a lot period. My favorite Authors are Mary Monroe & Kimberla Lawson. If you can listen to Rap music you can pick up a book!"
    ___________________________________________________________________________

    I see. I'm more a "non-fiction" person myself. But um, what are you wearing today?

    :coffee:

  • Tatted Diva AKA The Makeup Maven

    Man, I just don't care™ says:

    @DANIELLE

    I see. I’m more a “non-fiction” person myself. But um, what are you wearing today
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    I HATECHU MAN! :rofl:

  • Dymond

    hey my peoples :waves:

    lmao @ Tip "TI" Harris like Tip is his real first name
    I think people may be tired of reading "hood" stories and which part did Tip actually write?
    We call my cousin Tiffany "Tip"

    still loves me some TI tho

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bfDHCu6MuQ LUSCIOUS LOLITA AKA SUGA WALLS

    Tatted you see what I do for you!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9d9FA3fCf4 FeFe

    @Tatted

    There was some anger, then concern, then we proceeded to engage in some consolation...but it wouldn't have been complete without you...it's in the Blo-Han thread... :D

  • Daisy

    I am going to get Common's book

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9d9FA3fCf4 FeFe

    :waves: @Dymond....hey chica! How you be? :cheer:

  • Creamychic

    Man, I just don't care™ says:

    @DANIELLE
    “I like all types of books! I read a lot period. My favorite Authors are Mary Monroe & Kimberla Lawson. If you can listen to Rap music you can pick up a book!”
    ___________________________________________________________________________

    I see. I’m more a “non-fiction” person myself. But um, what are you wearing today?

    _____________________________________________________

    Man you tooo dam silly :hahaha:

  • Honycoatd

    @ Danielle

    Nice authors

    I read a little of everything.

  • Tatted Diva AKA The Makeup Maven

    @ Brown - thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

    :bow: <------ me bowing to wash your feet!

  • prynsexxx

    This is a bunch of poppycrock bullshyt! But I WILL buy it from the library for Free99.

  • Honycoatd

    @ Tatted

    :thinking: I was looking for you. You are missed :hug:

  • Tatted Diva AKA The Makeup Maven

    @ FeFe - I just read a little of it -- starting when Hony requested my presence to the 3sum w/you Brown & Hony! (your were tryna leave me out Fe! BUT WHAT I DON'T GET WAS, what was the anger about?? :thinking:

  • MzDimplez1123

    Tatted! :yahoo:

  • Tatted Diva AKA The Makeup Maven

    @ Hony - GIIIIRL, YOU GONE GET ME IN A WUUURL OF TROUBLE :hump:

  • kingstonn

    i went to borders during their final sale and came across a book by Damon Wayans called "The Red Hat Society". it was on sale for .57 but I still didn't want to buy it. I did however buy a book called " the girl who fell from the sky " and its pretty good. I still haven't read anything better than A Lesson before Dying though.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bfDHCu6MuQ LUSCIOUS LOLITA AKA SUGA WALLS

    :dead: at Pryn

    Tatted I was just ventin out loud, nothin major

  • Tatted Diva AKA The Makeup Maven

    Hi MzD - IM PISSED @ YOU!!!! :argue:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9d9FA3fCf4 FeFe

    @Tatted

    Oh, on the contrary my dear, once I realized my error I did not want to continue without you...I'm not sure why, but @Luscious was flustered about fake bishes... :shrugs:

  • Tatted Diva AKA The Makeup Maven

    IHATEPRYN - :dead:

  • http://yallaintchit.com/ Man, I just don’t care™

    :think:
    I'm hornier than usual today...

  • Tatted Diva AKA The Makeup Maven

    @ Fe - OKAY. I'Z FEEL SHPESHUL (my paying homage to BROWN)!!!

    @ Brown - Fe said you were venting 'bout fake bishes! Must I read a bish for you???? :pray: <------ THAT'S ME PRAYING YOU SAY YES!!!!

  • MzDimplez1123

    @ Tatted...Do I need to see you in my office? :blink:
    What I do?! :wail:

  • Honycoatd

    Man

    Is your pink showing?

    Tatted

    Let me hold you. Its been a few days without and your beautiful smile that makes "all over" happy.

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    lovezoe says:

    So Toucan Sam bought Alicia a car for HIS bday? Everyone has a price.
    ________________

    True! :)

  • Tatted Diva AKA The Makeup Maven

    @ Dimpz - just so you don't have to ask anyone else why i'm pissed at you, i'mma tell you!!!! BECAUSE I HATE YOUR GRAVI! WHEN I FIRST SAW IT, THAT CHIT HAD ME ON HOLLER MODE @ WORK IN MY MEETING! :rofl:

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    kingstonn says:

    Aw damn, and just when Borders has gone out of business too. Shoot!
    __________________

    Amazon is still in business

  • Daisy

    I read a lesson before dying

    I will also get my boo's Nas autobiography when it drops :heart:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bfDHCu6MuQ LUSCIOUS LOLITA AKA SUGA WALLS

    Tatted, no need to but I do appreciate your offer! It made my happy place tingle

  • Tatted Diva AKA The Makeup Maven

    Dimpz - see comment #83 :coffee:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9d9FA3fCf4 FeFe

    @Sandra

    Amazon is the only place I still purchase my books from... :coffee:

  • Tatted Diva AKA The Makeup Maven

    @ Hony - GIIIIIRL, i'm putting on some glitter & baby oil as we speak! I'm on my way! :yes:

  • Tatted Diva AKA The Makeup Maven

    :dead: @ Brown and the fact that VIOLENCE makes her "min min" tingle!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bfDHCu6MuQ LUSCIOUS LOLITA AKA SUGA WALLS

    Tatted, we were bout to have a nice lil 4sum but then Man came in and killed it for me

  • kingstonn

    :no: @ Brownies happy place.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bfDHCu6MuQ LUSCIOUS LOLITA AKA SUGA WALLS

    KINGSTON
    why you shakin your head at my happy place

  • Dymond

    Hey FeFelana :waves:
    Hey Dimpzy
    Hey Brownie
    Hey Tattra
    Hey Kingston
    Hey Daisy
    Hey Sandra
    Hey errbody
    I aint got time to scroll up any further

  • Honycoatd

    Tatted

    Yes, come with your eatable self.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9d9FA3fCf4 FeFe

    @Luscious

    :rofl: @Man coming in was like that lame azz dude in pornos who is always talking and saying sideways chit while the act is going on...

  • Tatted Diva AKA The Makeup Maven

    Heeey Dymond! I really wish you take that gravi down and put your purrti face back up! :yes:

  • cheeks8683

    coming to a BET matinee near you...check your local listings

  • Dymond

    Hey Cfreeda and Unpredicatesandsubjects :waves:

  • Tatted Diva AKA The Makeup Maven

    FeFe says:

    @Luscious

    @Man coming in was like that lame azz dude in pornos who is always talking and saying sideways chit while the act is going on…
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    @ Brown & @ Fe - I THINK I WAS READING SOMETHING ABOUT THAT & THEN BROWN WAS LIKE "SHE OUT SINCE MAN CAME IN!" I HOLLERED! :rofl: <--- me still hollering!

  • MzDimplez1123

    @ Tatted...............I'm reminding myself to be good. :hug:

    Hey Dymond! *cues Seems Like You're ready* twerk sommin!

  • kingstonn

    Hey Dymond!

    @ brown
    Were you tingling when you got in a fight with Oscar the Grouch?

  • Creamychic

    Why do I keep missing all the action , Sandymae no more Beyaki post I am missing all the action over here , a foursome :crying:

  • Tatted Diva AKA The Makeup Maven

    Hony Hony Hony!!!! :ashamed: <----- that's me flustered!

  • http://yallaintchit.com/ Man, I just don’t care™

    :tittays: <<me lurking while the ladies do beautiful and natural things to each other

  • Dymond

    *blushing at Tattra* thanks babe, I cant see gravis at work, but I'll work on that---just for you :wink:

    Dimpzzzzzz :danban1:
    for no reason :hug:

  • Honycoatd

    @ Creamy

    Your creamy chocolate pink filling is always welcome. There is no one unless are the best goodies are there.

  • Honycoatd

    Correction :There is no fun unless all the best goodies are there

    My mind is filled with too many thoughts, I can't focus

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bfDHCu6MuQ LUSCIOUS LOLITA AKA SUGA WALLS

    KINGSTON
    my happy place could not tingle because of all the windmillin and cat scratchin that was goin in

  • Luvmybabygirl samarra

    Kingston- I read the Red hat society and it wasnt bad at all.

  • renegadesince1985

    I'll pass :coffee:

    I will however pick up Nas' book that's co-written by Toure... :thumbsup:

  • screwball69

    :blink:

    :kona: I will NOT go in on T.I.

    He was my favorite rapper until his arrest in Los Angeles. That's all I have to say.