T.I. – Us or Else

The Diamond Mine Agency did it again and they got the legend himself T.I. to stop by Ottawa on his Us or Else Canadian Tour.

T.I. on stage at The Liquor Store
T.I. on stage at The Liquor Store

T.I. being an Atlanta native has long been a spokesperson for the Black lives Matter movement. His newest EP “Us or Else” aimed to strengthen that support. This EP which was the first under the Roc Nation banner hit 175 on the US Billboard 200 charts.

T.I. decided to hit Ottawa in January and of course Canada welcomed him with a delightful winter. The tour went like most tours including a broken down vehicle on the way to Ottawa forcing one of the Diamond Mine Agency Team to jump in the car and race down to get the crew.

Local Openers

A handful of Ottawa locals hit to stage to warm up the crowd and get the party started. 4AM, Frank Blak started out the night followed up by the more seasoned Prehistoric and Ceerouse. They made sure to get the crowed hyped up and had the whole place rocking out and ready for the man himself.

Now this is the first time I’ve been in The Liquor Store and it’s a pretty big place but when you pack that place full to the rafters and don’t have good air flow you will find people almost passing out. It was a crazy show for sure.

Maurice Moore

Next up with the tour support who was actually an Ottawa Local in Maurice Moore. This young guy can get a crowd going for sure. He made sure to involve the crowd, even bring some lovely ladies on stage and making one lucky girls night by serenading her.


This opened the door for T.I. and the place exploded. The crowd went crazy as he played some of his well-known tracks including tracks from Trouble Man, Paperwork and the Us of Else EP. One of my favorite tracks is Whatever you Like and the crowed seemed to like it just as much as I did singing along the whole way.

After his set T.I. had his meet and greet with the fans and the craziness didn’t stop there. Drunk people and crazy fans after a long hot night always make for an interesting night.

All in all it was a good show one of my favs and I was lucky enough to spend some time with T.I. and I have to say he is a down right real good guy and you can never go wrong with that.

Tour poster
T.I. – Us or Else Tour Poster
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