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.