2 Chainz Biography

Published On Jun 10, 2018
Facts of 2 Chainz
Date of Birth: 1977 , September-12
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet 4 Inch
Name 2 Chainz
Birth Name Tauheed Epps
Nationality American
Birth Place/City College Park, Georgia
Ethnicity Black
Profession Rapper
Net Worth $6 million
Salary $100,000
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Weight in KG 86 KG
Married Yes
Married to Nakesha Ward
Children 3
Education Alabama State University, Arizona State University, North Clayton High School, Virginia State University
Awards BET Award for Best Collaboration
Music Group ColleGrove 2016
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American-born rapper Tauheed Epps is professionally known as 2 Chainz. He is popular for being one-half of the Southern hip hop duo Playaz Circle, together with his longtime friend and fellow rapper Earl "Dolla Boy" Conyers.

2 Chainz's Early Life and Education

2 Chainz was born as Tauheed Epps on September 12, 1977, in College Park, Georgia, United States. He was brought up by his mother alone as his father was imprisoned at the time.

He joined North Clayton High School, where he completed his primary education and also used to play basketball. Despite being a good student, he also dealt in drugs as a teenager. When he was fifteen years old, he was arrested for drug possession. Later, he enrolled at Alabama State University. After that, he was transferred to the Virginia State University.

2 Chainz's Professional Career

At the beginning of his career, 2 Chainz formed an American hip hop duo called Playaz Circle together with his high school friend and fellow rapper Earl "Dolla Boy" Conyers and the duo started performing songs. The duo also became friend with popular rapper Ludacris and also performed with him.

In 2007, they released their debut album called Supply & Demand. This album became a huge hit and peaked at number 27 on the Billboard 200. It sold more than 26,000 copies within the first week. However, in the second week, it dropped down to number 79 on the Billboard 200.

In March 2012, he announced his debut studio album called Based on a T.R.U. story and two months later, he released the album’s lead single "No Lie", which featured Canadian rapper Drake. This song was picked at number 46 on the Billboard Hot 100 and sold 1.4 million copies digitally.

The same year, his album Based on a T.R.U. a story was released and peaked at the first position on the US Billboard 200. Likewise, he also released his second album B.O.A.T.S. II in September 2013 and it was also peaked at the third position on the US Billboard 200. It sold 63,000 copies within its first week.

Recently, he released his new album titled Pretty Girls Like Trap Music. This album included guest appearances from stars like Pharrell Williams, Drake, and Travis Scott. It also received a positive response from numerous peoples.

2 Chainz's Personal Life

2 Chainz is engaged to his longtime girlfriend Kesha Ward since 2013. The couple has three children, Heaven, Harmony, and Halo. He lives a happily married life with his wife and has not shown any rumor of divorce and separation. He has not been involved in any past affair and relationship.

Despite having a successful career, he is also notorious for his brushes with the law. He has been arrested multiple times for drug possession.

2 Chainz's Net worth and Salary

The talented and handsome hunk 2 Chainz earns a handsome amount of money from his professional singing career.

As per some online sources, his net worth of 2018 is around $6 million. He is also fond of luxury cars and owns many well expensive houses.

2 Chainz

2 Chainz facts on timeline

Born in 1977

1977

He was born as Tauheed Epps in the year of 1977, on September 12. He was born and raised in a middle-class family in Park College, Georgia, U.S.A. Today he is one of the most talked rappers in the world.

Signed a solo record deal with Def Jam Records

2012

Epps signed a solo record deal with Def Jam Records, an imprint of the Universal Music Group in February  2012. In the same year, he released his debut studio album Based on a T.R.U. story.

Changed his name to 2 Chainz

2010

2 Chainz realized in the year 2010 that he has to move on in his career. He then changed his stage name to 2 Chainz and started featuring as a guest on other artist’s tracks albums.

Hit song We Own It

2013

He released a song called We Own It in the year 2013. The song became hit among the rap songs lovers. In the same year, he releases another song called Ferds Watching, which too became famous.

Got engaged to Kesha

2013

He got engaged to his longtime girlfriend, Kesha in the year of 2013 and later got married in a private ceremony. He has three children with Kesha now. He already had one daughter with her before getting married.