2 Chainz is a talented rapper and songwriter from the US who embarked on his musical journey by creating a pop duo called Playaz Circle with his high school friend, Earl Conyers alias Dolla Boy while in high school. As one of the accomplished talents in the hip-hop industry, he took the center stage in 2012 with his first studio album titled, ‘Based on a T.R.U. Story’ which clenched No. 1 spot on the US Billboard Hot 200, selling over 147k copies in one week of its release.
The album was later a certified Gold by Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). He is also known for his singles, No Lie that clinched No. 46 in the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and was also a certified Gold.
The famed rapper is additionally a record producer that owns The Real University (T.R.U) record label. Besides music, 2 Chainz has plied his trade in the movie industry as an actor that has featured in many movies and TV shows including Uncle Drew and 2 Broke Girls. He is also an entrepreneur, having established a sweater line called Dabbling Sweaters and the hooded line named Creative Every Opportunity (CEO) Millionaires.
2 Chainz Biography (Age, Real Name)
The illustrious rapper was born on 12th September 1977 in College Park, Georgia, United States as the only child of his parents. He was christened Tauheed Epps by his parents whose identities are not known to the media. Although he has a father, he was brought up by his mother having that his father frequents prison for multiple counts.
2 Chainz is an alumni of North Clayton High School, where he was very active in basketball. He is also very brilliant as he graduated second in his class but eventually ventured into a life of crime during his teens as he was apprehended for illegal possession of cocaine while in high school in 1992. Soon after his completion of high school, the adept rapper entered Alabama State University on scholarship where he was a member of their basketball team. He later switched to Virginia State University where he acquired his degree.
Back in high school, 2 Chainz created a pop duo called Playaz Circle (an acronym for Preparing Legal Assets for Years from A to Z) with his friend from high school, Earl Conyers alias Dolla Boy while 2 Chainz took Tity Boi as his byname. After the release of their Indie album, ‘United We Stand, United We Fall’ in 2002, the pop duo was signed by Disturbing Tha Peace record label that is owned by Ludacris. Their first album, ‘Supply & Demand’ that was dropped on 30th October 2007 was a success as their single, ‘Duffle Bag Boy’ which featured Lil Wayne was an urban smash single.
Following the success of their first album, they released their second album titled, ‘Flight 360: The Takeoff’ on 29th September 2009. 2 Chainz however, left The Disturbing Tha Peace label and went solo in 2011, adopting the stage name, 2 Chainz. Soon after that, he dropped his first solo mixtape, ‘T.R.U REALigion’ which rose to #58 on the US Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart. The eminent rapper then signed a record contract with Def Jam Recordings in February 2012 and dropped his first studio album titled, ‘Based on a T.R.U Story’ in August of the same year. The album which was also a success had its three smash singles; ‘I’m Different’, ‘No Lie’ and ‘Birthday Song’ in top 50 of the Billboard Top 100.
His subsequent album titled, ‘B.O.A.T.S. II: Me Time’ released on 11th September 2013 with the smash singles, ‘Used 2’, and ‘Feds Watching’ was also a huge commercial success just like the others. 2 Chainz illustrious career has not gone unnoticed as he has won many awards and nominations including winning one Grammy Awards, five BET Hip-Hop Awards, one Soul Train Award and five Grammy nominations.
Furthermore, he has dabbled in the movie industry as an actor with his film and TV credits including Uncle Drew, Most Expensivest and Law & Order: Special Victim Units.
2 Chainz’s Net Worth
2 Chainz has garnered huge fame and fortune through his music career and endorsements and his financial value is estimated at $6 million as of 2018.
2 Chainz’s Family – His Wife/Girlfriend and Kids
2 Chainz proposed to his girlfriend of many years, Kesha Ward in May 2013 on the Met Gala Red Carpet. The duo sealed their love with a nuptial bond on 18th August 2018 at the hotel Villa Casa Casuarina. The marriage is blessed with two daughters, Heaven (born on 26th July 2008), Harmony (born on 20th October 2012) and a son, Halo who was born on 14th October 2015.
2 Chainz is quite tall as he stands at a towering height of 6 feet 5 inches (1.96 m) and weighs 88 kg (194 lb). He further has a Chest size of 42 inches and Biceps of 15 inches.