If we talk about hip hop and Rap music, one of the first names which will pop up in mind is 2 Chainz. He is an immensely talented rapper from America, and along with that, he is also a Media personality, basketball player, and songwriter. He was a part of the popular duo Playaz Circle which helped him earn some popularity in the initial stage of his career. Earl ‘Dolla Boy’ Conyers was the other half of the duo, and they were signed to the Ludacris’ label; ‘Disturbing that Peace’. In 2012, he signed a deal with the Def Jam Recordings, which is a part of the Universal Music Group. He has also worked on a T.V. show called ‘Most expensive’, which aired on November 15, 2017, and has over three seasons.
Tauheed Eppsis2Chainz’s correct name. September 12, 1977, is his birth date. He was also known by the name of ‘Titi Boi’ in the initial stage of his career. He took birth in College Park, Georgia, and spend most of his childhood there. He started his higher education in North Clayton High School, where he completed his graduation and also used to play basketball. He was arrested for cocaine possession when he was 15 years old, and while being in High school, he also sold marijuana.
He was a talented basketball player, which got him a place in the team of Alabama State University, where he played from 1995 to 1997. Later, he was transferred to Virginia State University due to some serious reasons.
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Tauheed’s career embarked when he formed a hip-hop duo with Dolla Boy and named it ‘Playaz Circle’ in the year 1997. He released an independent album, United We Stand, United We Fall, in 2002, where he met with Ludacris. Ludacris became a part of the Playaz Circle and started recording songs with it. He even played some of them on his radio station, which gave much-needed exposure to 2 Chainz. Soon, Ludacris became a huge name as he was the highest-selling rap artist in the Southern United States. He also started a record label, Disturbing Tha Peace, and asked the duo to join him. Epps signed the label and started producing tracks for it.
Epp’s faced a lot of issues because of his name ‘Tity Boi’ as some people considered it a bit sexist. So, he changed his name to 2 Chainz which was more stage friendly. After that, he released his debut mixtape,’ T.R.U REALigion, which ranked at the 58th position in the U.S. Billboard Hip-Hop albums chart. It skyrocketed his career, and he started to get several invitations to aperea in a track of bug artists such as Nicki Minaj, Kanye West, etc.
2 Chainz’s personal life has been full of ups downs as he has faced several legal issues and has even spent some time in jail for cocaine possession. Epps married his girlfriend, Kesha Ward, in 2018, and the couple has two daughters, Heaven and Harmony, and one son; halo.
2 Chainz is one of the top hip-hop artists, and his net worth is nearly $9 million.