Tauheed Epps, whose stage name is 2 Chainz, was born on September 12, 1977, in College Park, Georgia, United States of America. The famous rapper was a former member of the no longer existing group Southern Hip-Hop Playaz Circle, together with Earl “Dolla Boy” Conyers, his childhood friend.
2 Chainz was a student at North Clayton High School, where he was a famous basketball player who finished second in his class. While still in high school, he was arrested for cannabis possession at the age of 15. He also attended Alabama State University as part of a scientific program and was an avid player on the university basketball team from 1995 to 1997.
There has been widespread speculation that 2 Chainz graduated from Alabama State University with a GPA of 4.0, which he flatly disproves. He said that while studying at the university he ran into a problem that caused him to move from school but later returned to finish his studies. He did not explain the nature of the problem he was getting into.
2 Chainz Early Beginnings
2 Chainz happens to be the brain behind the formation of the group Playaz Circle. Playaz Circle is an acronym that stands for “Preparing Legal Assets for Years from A to Z”. He initiated this group when he was in College Park, Georgia in 1997; together with Earl Conyers, his high school boyfriend at the time. While Earl Conyers took the name “Dolla Boy”, Epps took the name “Titi Boy” as his nickname.
Earl and Epps were both introduced to Ludacris, their fellow rapper from Atlanta after he moved to their compartment in College Park when he was still a DJ. The release of the duo’s independent album, which they called United We Stand, United We Fall, paved the way for them when Ludacris began recording various songs with the group, and some of them were played on his radio station.
Later, Ludacris became one of the most successful and best-selling rappers in South America. After hearing about Playaz Circle, he urged them to join his newly formed record label Disturbing Tha Peace; an offshoot of the prestigious Def Jam Records label. 2 Chainz joined the label, although Conyers refused to be officially signed until his mother had recovered from her illness.
Under Disturbing Tha Peace
Even more, supply and demand were the debut album, which the duo released on 30 September 2007. One of the hit singles on the album Duffle Bag Boy became an urban hit and was accepted by the masses. Lil Wayne was featured on the song, and the duo played it at the BET Hip Hop Awards. The duo later released “Flight 360: The Takeoff” as their second studio album on September 29, 2009.
In January 2010, Playaz Circle shot the music video Big Dawg, their urban hit single with Birdman and Lil Wayne. Soon after, 2 Chainz evacuated Tha Peace from Disturbing to take his career to the next level. Originally Ludacris didn’t want him to leave the label, but eventually, he allowed him to do so.
2 Chainz – The Name
Throughout 2 Chainz’s career, several people held the view that the pseudonym “Titi Boy” was intended to cloud the image of the female sex, which he rightly refused. In 2011, Epps later decided to change his name to 2 Chainz, and people felt comfortable with his name change. After the name change, he decided to drop a mixtape that he called T.R.U. REALigion. The mixtape made it to number 58 on the Billboard Top R and B / Hip-Hop album charts. Due to the great success of the mixtape, Epps was featured on several songs by renowned artists such as Nicki Minaj’s Beez in the Trap and Kanye West’s Mercy.
On 24 March, 2 Chainz drew the public’s attention to Based on a T.r.u. Story. This was his first studio album. The original title of the album, T.R.U. to my religion, was scheduled for August 14, 2012. Drake; the Canadian rapper, could be heard in the lead single of the album “No Lie”. On March 11th there was a widespread rumor that 2 Chainz had been signed to G.O.O.D Music, the record label of Kanye West. Epps later refuted this speculation. Based on T.R.U. The story was a huge success as the album sold over 147,000 copies in the first week, making it number one on the US Billboard 200. By September 23, 2012, the album had sold over 288 thousand copies in the United States.
The rapper is well-off. In May 2017, his net worth was estimated at $6 million.
Marriage, Wife, Son
As is generally known, most celebrity weddings always end abruptly because they are in the spotlight. This is not the case with 2 Chainz, because he was able to protect his private life from public glare. Kesha Ward is the name of the woman who married 2 Chainz. The two lovebirds, who got married a few years ago, already had a relationship before Epps became a star. At the 2013 BET Awards, he proposed to his lovely wife and in the same year, Bonnie and Clyde tied the knot. The beautiful couple has three seductive children: two daughters named Heaven and Harmony and a son named Halo.
Height, Weight, and Body Measurements
2 Chainz is 6 ft 5 inches tall. He weighs 88 kg and his chest size is 42 inches, his biceps/arm size is 15 inches.
Amazing Facts about 2 Chainz
- The rapper likes to consume Turkish lasagna.
- He has several tattoos on his body.
- In 2016, 2 Chainz initiated his hoodie collection.