T.I. has already starred in his own feature film, ATL, and now he is adding further roles to his repertoire, appearing in Kelsey Grammer’s original series Boss.
“My character’s name is Tray, Tray Rogers,” explained T.I. in an interview with XXLMag.com. “Tray is an active member of Lennox Gardens. Lennox Gardens is a centerpiece of a bargaining point for these politicians. It’s a required piece for guaranteed elections.”
Tip continued, explaining the evolution of character’s thinking. “Tray Rogers has realized that once you acquired influence and power in this area, you parlay that power and influence into the political world. Take off your jumpsuit and jogging suit and put on an Armani suit and begin in the world of politics. [My character] basically rose up to power and influence in the game in the projects and I’m beginning to take a crack at politics.”
T.I. also spoke on Grammer, best known for his role as Dr. Frasier Crane in “Cheers” and “Frasier.” “Man, Kelsey man, he’s probably one of the best actors I’ve been around,” said the Atlanta rapper. “He’s extremely groomed and trained as a thespian and actor from he school of Julliard and all that ole kinda shit. But he still maintains the down-to-earth-real-everyday-people attitude. That to me, says a lot. His sense of humor, he’s special.”