‘TI Lounge’ Planned Next Door to Trap Music Museum

While details are scarce, rapper T.I. has secured a ten-year lease for the new venture.
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Rapper Clifford Joseph Harris, Jr. who is better known as T.I. is planning something new next to his Trap Music Museum. Called TI Lounge, the new venture would open at 658 NW Northside Drive in a 4,200-square-foot, ground-floor space, previously homes to used car dealer World Premiere Auto Deals. A 10-year lease was secured for the concept.

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What Now Atlanta (WNA) reached out to the broker involved in the leasing transaction, Usman Gandhi of Triton Properties, but was denied any details on the TI Lounge. WNA also contacted Trap Music Museum General Manager Krystal Garner but received no response back for an interview by the time of this article’s publication.

The Trap Music Museum is an interactive, experiential site that focuses on the rich culture of trap music, while providing a platform for emerging artists. The location also offers an escape room, called Escape the Trap. According to Curbed Atlanta, the museum features a to-scale replica of a convenience store, mock jail cell, “Grandma’s living room,” a replica crack cocaine cook site, 2 Chainz’s original pink car, and several artworks.

Michelle Goldchain

Michelle Goldchain is a D.C.-born content creator who previously worked as the Editor of Curbed DC at Vox Media for three and a half years. She has contributed to several local publications, including Vox, Education Week, Washington Business Journal, Eater DC, Washington City Paper, DCist, Washingtonian, and Greater Greater Washington. She also has a background in photography, social media management, and the visual arts. Her main side hustle is a surreal comedy show on YouTube, called Artsplained, that focuses on increasing interest and knowledge in the arts through quirky sketches and long-form essays.
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2 months ago

Atlanta’s finest…

Mike Hunt
2 months ago

Outstanding, this is the kind of history we need preserved and taught to the children. T.I. is a rock of the community, a fine young man, and someone praised by Mayor Keisha Fat Bottoms. Never mind he’s a felon and would probably still be in prison had he not snitched on someone. T.I. should be regarded as a local icon and a street should be named in his honor. Ponce de Leon sounds a little bit too European and we know European (White) automatically equals racist. MLK, John Lewis, Andrew Young, and T.I., all great leaders we, as Atlantans, should… Read more »

2 months ago

In this thread:

  • Picture of a well-organized gun room which would certainly be acceptable if it were owned by someone of a different race
  • Racist / mysoginist slur directed at the black female mayor of Atlanta
  • White victimhood … because why not
  • Criminal history of man trying to open a restaurant

Great job guys, we covered a lot of ground in only 2 comments.

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