When you're a successful rapper in hip hop, it is almost cliché, you are going to inevitably have a clothing line. Why not? The hip hop fashion phenomenon has incredibly reached every continent on this earth. That is why it should have been no surprise when in August of 2008, T.I., known for his chart topping albums and raw lyricism, decided to enter the fashion world. Staying true to his roots, his brand “Akoo” (A King Of One's Self), is a mixture of Street Wear and the traditional hip hop style. The southern rapper who is notorious for being well dressed is also behind the designs.