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2 Chainz

2 Chainz

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Famous as :

Rapper

Birth Name :

Tauheed Epps

Birth Date :

September 12, 1976

Birth Place :

College Park, Georgia, USA

Claim to fame :

As duo rap "Playaz Circle"

Biography


2 Chainz saw an opportunity to rise up as solo artist when T.I. was in prison, Young Jeezy was busy with his album and Ludacris was too busy. For years, 2 Chainz had been either one half of Playaz Circle or featured guest. In 2012, he changed it all with his first solo album.

Born September 12, 1976 as Tauheed Epps, 2 Chainz was the only child. His father was in and out of prison a lot of times in his childhood, so his mother practically raised him alone. "The fact that my mom raised me, used to bother my pop. He didn't know if a woman could raise a man. And they'd have differences of opinions all the time. My pops used to tell me things from prison and as soon as he hung up my mom would say 'don't listen to him'," he said in an interview with The Urban Daily.

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Video: Drake and Lil Wayne Bring Out 2 Chainz Onstage at Atlanta Concert

September 02, 2014 04:59:39 GMT

and brought out some special guests when they made a tour stop in Atlanta on Sunday night, August 31. was the first guest to make an appearance on the stage at Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood alongside the duo.
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The Game Hires Rick Ross, 2 Chainz and More for Michael Brown Tribute Song 'Don't Shoot'

August 28, 2014 06:33:10 GMT

has enlisted a number of hip-hop's famous faces for a new track called "Don't Shoot". The star-studded cut came in the wake of a recent shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed African-American teen, by a cop in Ferguson, Missouri.
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Rick Ross, 2 Chainz to Celebrate Def Jam's 30th Anniversary With Concert in Brooklyn

August 15, 2014 09:21:06 GMT

Def Jam Recordings is celebrating their 30th birthday with a concert featuring performances from their past and present artists. and will be among those who take the stage at the event slated to take place at Barclays Center, Brooklyn, on October 16.
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2 Chainz Charged With Felony Drug Possession After June Arrest

April 03, 2014 08:59:02 GMT

is facing a drug charge following his arrest last June. According to TMZ, the Georgia rapper has been hit with one charge of codeine possession, which is one of ingredients of sizzurp. He is scheduled to be arraigned next week. The "Used 2" rapper may face up to 3 years in jail if convicted.
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2 Chainz Teams Up With Lil Wayne for 'Twerk Season'

December 25, 2013 04:45:59 GMT

and have partnered to work on a collaborative single called "Twerk Season". Featuring lyrics like "B**ch, twerk, twerk, twerk, twerk, twerk," the song found its way out online on Tuesday, December 24.
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2 Chainz Debuts Music Video for 'U Da Realest'

December 16, 2013 09:09:27 GMT

has released the music video for his "U Da Realest". Directed by Sharrod Marcus Simpson, the four-minute visuals finds the rapper paying tribute to friend Puerto Rican Johnny, who passed away last year.
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Video: Kendrick Lamar Joined by P. Diddy at Cali Christmas

December 16, 2013 08:10:43 GMT

was one of the performers at Power 106's annual Cali Christmas concert held at Honda Center in Anaheim, Los Angeles on Saturday, December 14 . During his set, the Compton MC performed some tracks off his Grammy Awards-nominated album, "".
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Leonardo DiCaprio Partying With Kanye West and 2 Chainz on 39th Birthday

November 12, 2013 04:15:44 GMT

celebrated his 39th birthday in style over the weekend. The movie hunk threw a star-studded party at TAO Downtown in New York Sunday, November 10 with giving special live performances along with who was currently on a break from his tour.
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2 Chainz Premieres 'Used 2' Music Video

October 14, 2013 08:59:22 GMT

has released the music video for his latest single, "Used 2". Marc Klasfeld directed the clip that features the rapper hitting New Orleans to reunite with his mates from Cash Money's , which include , and Mannie Fresh.
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2 Chainz Includes Cookbook in Deluxe Edition of 'B.O.A.T.S. II: Me Time'

September 13, 2013 08:30:32 GMT

Rapper included a digital cookbook called "#MEAL TIME" in his latest album "" which was dropped on Tuesday, September 10. The cookbook, which is featured in the deluxe edition of the album, contains 14 recipes such as fried chicken and mashed potatoes. Each recipe is designed to link with a song.
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2 Chainz Premieres 'Where U Been' Music Video Ft. Cap 1

September 12, 2013 07:47:47 GMT

has dropped the visuals for his collaboration with Cap 1, "Where U Been". Directed by Sharod Marcus Simpson, the black-and white video sees the rapper riding a bike, playing concerts and hanging out with his crew and several twerking girls on a parking lot.
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Police Found Guns and Drugs in 2 Chainz's Tour Bus During Oklahoma Arrest

September 04, 2013 02:21:56 GMT

Police of Oklahoma City, who arrested rapper and his entourage two weeks ago after hours of stand-off, found weapons and drugs in a tour bus which carried them, TMZ reports. There were two semi-automatic pistols, a 12-gauge pump shotgun, prescription painkillers and drug paraphernalia in the bus.
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2 Chainz Released From Jail After Being Arrested in Oklahoma

August 23, 2013 07:45:07 GMT

Georgia rapper got arrested Thursday morning, August 22 when he and his 10-man entourage got involved in an almost nine-hour stand-off with Oklahoma police. They refused to get off their tour bus following a traffic stop near Interstate 40 made by authorities upon noticing that the vehicle's taillights were out. After being detained on charges of obstructing a police officer, the MC has been released from the Oklahoma City jail that same afternoon, according to latest updates on the incident.
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Drake Releases 'All Me' Featuring 2 Chainz and Big Sean

August 02, 2013 03:08:14 GMT

Grammy Award-winning rapper is days away from the fourth re-staging of his very own OVO Fest but took some time to post a new song on his website. The new track is entitled "All Me" but the 26-year-old rap superstar gets some valuable assist from Def Jam Records artists and .
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The Game Premieres 'Ali Bomaye' Music Video Featuring 2 Chainz and Rick Ross

July 03, 2013 04:36:42 GMT

has just dropped the visuals for "Ali Bomaye" featuring and . In the video, the three rappers are seen rapping in various locations around Los Angeles. The five-and-a-half-minute video also features cameo appearances from , and .
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B.o.B Debuts 'HeadBand' Music Video Featuring 2 Chainz

July 02, 2013 09:03:17 GMT

premieres the visuals for his collaboration with , "HeadBand". In the video, the two rappers are sitting on their chairs while being surrounded by twerking girls. Another scene shows the girls lying down on the grass and moving their legs to the music as the rappers and their friends enjoy the view and have a barbecue.
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Clinton Sparks' 'Gold Rush' Video Ft. 2 Chainz and Macklemore

June 29, 2013 05:11:22 GMT

Grammy nominated DJ Clinton Sparks premieres his new music video "Gold Rush" and it stars some famous collaborators, rappers and and indie pop band Chester French lead vocalist David-Andrew Wallach a.k.a. D.A. Wallach. The track appears in DJ Sparks' forthcoming album "Disco Ball & Chain", set to arrive later this year.
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Travi$ Scott Drops Music Video for 'Upper Echelon' Feat. T.I. and 2 Chainz

June 17, 2013 08:32:59 GMT

Travi$ Scott has debuted a music video for "Upper Echelon", his track featuring and . The self-directed video opens with Travi$ walking through a dark and creepy forest. The sound of a roaring creature can be heard as he makes his way to a place where many bizarre people are gathering and performing some rituals.
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2 Chainz Busted for Drug Possession at LAX

June 12, 2013 01:52:38 GMT

once again has to deal with cops. Two days after being questioned by authorities as a victim of robbery, the rapper now has to be cuffed and taken away as a drug offender. He was busted for possession of marijuana at LAX.
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2 Chainz Robbed at Gunpoint in San Francisco

June 10, 2013 15:46:50 GMT

was a victim of robbery in San Francisco Sunday, June 9. The rapper was with his entourage when the incident happened after 4:30 P.M. Police came after responding to reports of gunshot.
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2 Chainz to Release Second Album in September

May 25, 2013 03:58:13 GMT

Georgia rapper has earned the reputation as the king of features for his guest verses on the hit tracks of other hip-hop superstars as , and . But the busy MC is now going to be forced to slow down on the cameos if he is to make it to the September 10 release date of his next album, just two days before his 36th birthday.
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'Cloud' Singer Zach Sobiech Loses Rare Cancer Battle

May 22, 2013 09:23:57 GMT

Zach Sobiech, teenager who expressed himself through music during his difficult times battling rare cancer Osteosarcoma, passed away at his home in Lakeland Minnesota on Monday, May 20. Sobiech died 17 days after his 18th birthday.
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David Bowie's Former Bassist Trevor Bolder Dies at 62

May 22, 2013 09:18:57 GMT

Trevor Bolder, one of the founding members of Spiders from Mars which played with in some albums, passed away on Tuesday, May 21, following a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Bolder, who was also a member of British rock band Uriah Heep, was 62.
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The-Dream Releases 'Turnt' Ft. Beyonce Knowles and 2 Chainz

May 22, 2013 09:06:42 GMT

After releasing "High Art" with two weeks ago and the title track of his album "" last week, debuts another new single from his forthcoming fifth studio album due to arrive on May 28. Entitled "Turnt", the track has such big names as and as featured artists lending their vocals to the 35-year-old songwriter to the stars.
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New 'Fast and Furious 6' TV Spot Premieres 2 Chainz and Wiz Khalifa's 'We Own It'

May 18, 2013 05:45:18 GMT

A new TV spot for Justin Lin's high-octane film "" debuts its topline soundtrack from and titled "We Own It". Without the appearance from both rappers, the video is loaded with a montage of clips of previous installments in "" series as well as the latest flick. Near the end, the video promotes its soundtrack album, which will be available in stores on May 21.
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Video: 2 Chainz Performs With Fall Out Boy and Major Lazer at 2013 Coachella

April 22, 2013 07:18:40 GMT

After he performed at Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival last week, rocked the festival again on Saturday, April 20. This time, the rapper appeared on stage with emo band for the remix of "My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)." 2 Chainz told the crowd, "Not only did I come to save hip-hop, I came to save rock and roll too!"
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Video Premiere: 2 Chainz's 'Yuck' Ft. Lil Wayne

April 16, 2013 08:38:34 GMT

releases yet another new music video. The rapper once again taps /Cash Money rap mogul for his latest visuals filmed to support his track "Yuck" taken off his solo debut album "".
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2 Chainz Debuts 'Crack' Music Video

March 18, 2013 09:10:56 GMT

is living a good life as shown in a music video for his latest offering "Crack". The rapper flashes his bling blings as he raps in a warehouse. At one point, he just sits back wearing a Versace robe and enjoying the company of two buxom scantily-clad ladies.
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Fall Out Boy, 2 Chainz and More Rock NBA All-Star Saturday

February 18, 2013 03:17:44 GMT

Pop punk band rocked the Slam Dunk contest of NBA All-Star weekend on Saturday, February 16 in Houston, Texas with their performance of their new single "My Songs Know What You Did in The Dark (Light Em Up)". They performed the song's remix version with hip-hop star as he popped up onstage with his signature self-introduction ("2 Chainzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz").
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2 Chainz Arrested in Maryland on Drug Charges

February 15, 2013 21:05:01 GMT

was taken into police custody Thursday night, February 14 while in Maryland where he's scheduled to perform at a college event. The rapper was busted on drug charges while on his way to the University of Maryland Eastern Shore with six people in his entourage.
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