Most of the rapper go by their stage name rather than their real name. Among them, 2 Chainz is one of the hottest rappers in the American music industry who is hardly recognized by his name Tity Boi.
After decades of hard work, he has received all these fame and success. The artist grabbed public attention after releasing the debut single “Duffle Bag Boy”.
Originally known as Tauheed Epps, however, the world knows him by his stage name 2 Chainz. Tauheed Epps aka 2 Chainz is a popular American hip-hop artist and rapper.
2 Chainz has redefined himself as a more better artist with time. So far he has been nominated in 6 Grammy awards and has won 1 for his song called ‘No Problem’.
2 Chainz has also been in a controversy for getting arrested at the Los Angeles International Airport in the case of carrying promethazine and marijuana.
However, the controversy hasn’t affected his fame and popularity. His last studio album is ‘Pretty Girls Like Trap Music’ released in June 2017.
2 Chainz was born in College Park, Georgia, USA on 12 September 1977 with a name Tauheed Epps. Despite having a father, he was raised by his mother as his father had to be in and out of the prison for several cases on his name.
He attended North Clayton High School. During those days he was fond of playing basketball.
2 Chainz age is 41 years old as of 2018.
Although he was a good student, he used to get in problems due to drugs. 2 Chainz got arrested at the age of fifteen for the possession of drugs.
After completing his high school he moved to Alabama State University but soon transferred to the Virginia State University.
Earlier, Tauheed Epps formed a group named Playaz Circle with his high school friend. Later the duo became friends with famous rapper Ludacris and started performing him.
Playaz Circle released their first debut album named ’Supply & Demand’ in 2007. The album did average but was not a big hit, neither a flop. In the first week, only 26,000 copies of the album were sold.
Later, the album plunged down to number 79 in the chart of Billboard 200. Then, Tauheed Epps named himself “2 Chainz” and made an announcement of his debut studio album in March 2012.
Two weeks later he dropped his lead single from the album ‘No Lie’, featuring the world-famous artist Canadian rapper Drake.
The song was debuted at number 46 in the chart of Billboard Hot 100 which was a big success and sold digitally over1.4 million copies. In the same year on August, 2 Chainz’s debut studio album ‘Based on a T.R.U. Story’ was released.
It made a huge statement as it became a big hit. The studio album got debuted at No.1 on the US Billboard 200. In just a week of release 147,000 copies were sold.
Some of the artists to give the guest appearances in the album were Lil Wayne, Kanye West, and Drake. The album was able to secure a first position in the list of US Billboard 200.
The second album released in September 2013. It also became a major hit and was peaked at the 3rd position on the US Billboard 200.
In a week, the album sold 63,000 copies. Similarly, the third studio album was released in March 2016 securing the 4th position on the US Billboard 200.
2 Chainz released his next album ‘Pretty Girls Like Trap Music’ in June 2017. It received a positive review even from the critics. Some the artist to make a guest appearance in the album are Pharrell Williams, Travis Scott, and Drake.
The most recent work of 2 Chainz was seen in the sports movie “Uncle Drew”. In the project, the rapper is seen working with several famous artists and created a list of motion picture soundtracks.
The movie was initially released in the United Kingdom on July 6, 2018, with the budget 18 million USD. “Uncle Drew” managed to collect 44.7 million USD in the box office.
2 Chainz’s debut studio album ‘Based on a T.R.U. Story’ was a big success which debuted at the no.1 on the US Billboard 200. In a year, it was able to sell 623,000 copies.
Some of the singles from the album are ‘Birthday Song’, I’m Different’, and ‘No Lie’. It got nominated for ‘Best Rap Album’ at the 55th Grammy Awards.
The second studio album ‘B.O.A.T.S. II: Me Time’ is also a major creation in his musical career. It was debuted at the number 3 on the US Billboard 200.
Some of the singles of the albums are ‘Feds Watching’, ‘NetFlix’, and ‘Where U Been’. It was popular it the countries like Canada and was able to hold an 11th position on the Canadian albums chart.
Till date, 2 Chainz has been nominated for six Grammy Awards and has been able to grasp one of six for the category of ‘Best Rap Performance’.
Besides he has also been nominated for numbers of BET Hip Hop awards, from which he has won 5 which includes 2012 Rookie of the Year.
2 Chainz ‘s song ‘Mercy’ got him the Soul Train Award under the category of ‘Best Hip Hop Song of the Year’ in 2012.
Rapper 2 Chainz is married to his longtime love Kesha Ward on August 18, 2012. The couple agreed to each other’s marriage vows by saying “I do” in the ceremony at the hotel Villa Casa Casuarina.
Some of their celebrity friends present in the event were Kanye West and Kardashian West, Alicia Keys, Lil Wayne, Swizz Beatz, and Gucci Mane.
Kardashian shared a photo of herself giving Kesah a hug with a caption on her Instagram, “Congrats!!! @2Chainz & Kesha.” In the photos, the bride is seen wearing sparkly nude and metallic dress while the rapper had opted for a luxurious all-white suit.
“Congrats!!!” @2chainz & Kesha,” Kardashian West wrote alongside a photo of herself giving a hug.
During the wedding celebration, 2 Chainz danced with his mother. He shared a video of their dance moves adding a prayer hands flame emoji on his Instagram. He wrote in the caption,
“First dance with moms.”
Before the marriage, The Birthday Song rapper proposed to his long-term girlfriend, Kesha Ward on the Met Gala Red Carpet in May 2018. The rapper got down on one knee at Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art stairs and asked his love to marry him.
During the proposal Ward, a mother of two daughters and a son was spotted wiping tears from her eyes as she looked excited and shocked.
Kesha Ward told reporters on the red carpet,
“It’s crazy, he just gave me this! So happy! I love it.”
Rapper 2 Chainz and Kesha have two daughters; Harmony, and Heaven, and a son named Hola. Their son was born on 14 October 2015. He even shared a photo of his son on his Instagram with a captioned, he wrote, “He’s here and I’m thankful 10/14/15.”
He has not mentioned his daughter’s date of birth on any social networking sites.
He is living a successful career, however, he keeps making a headline for breaking the law. 2 Chainz has been taken to custody several times for the case of possessing drugs.
2 Chainz estimated net worth is $6 million as of 2018
2 Chainz began making money off his debut album, United We Stand, United We Fall. He earned a significant amount of money from his albums and tours.
Throughout his career, he has worked with famous artists like Bow Wow, Diddy, and Kanye West. He has his own record label, The Real University.
Aside from his music, No Lie Singer earns from various brand endorsements. He also owns a hoodie line called CEO Millionaires or Creative Every Opportunity Millionaires and also has a line of sweaters named Dabbing Sweaters.
@ Chainz is a popular American hip-hop artist, actor, and television personality. He is best known for his three successful singles; “No Lie,” “Birthday Song,” and “I’m Different”, all of which charted in the top 50 of the Billboard Hot 100 and were certified Gold or higher by the RIAA.
You can follow him on different social networking sites such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. If you wish to listen to his songs, then click on Spotify, Apple iTunes, Soundcloud, Pitchfork and YouTube.