T.I. Teaches Kids Thuggery 101

3/30/2008 11:24 AM PDT

T.I. Teaches Kids Thuggery 101

Would you take advice about staying sober from someone who hasn't checked into to rehab yet?

As part of the plea deal with the U.S. attorney's office that cut years off his sentence, rapper T.I. is required to spend at least 1,000 hours during the next year preaching nonviolence to "at-risk youth" -- before his one-year sentence begins. And the guy was busted for trying to buy frikkin' machine guns!