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Artist of the Week: 2 Chainz

Week 28 of 2012

2 Chainz

Fifteen years after he formed hip hop duo with Dolla Boy, finally gets a chance to make his first solo album which is due August 14. He enlists such A-list artists as , , , , and in the set titled "".

The lead single "No Lie", which features the Canadian rapper Drake, has been released in May and received warm response. Debuting at No. 45 on Billboard Hot 100, the track later climbed to reach its peak position at No. 40.

Prior to the upcoming studio installment, 2 Chainz who initially used Tity Boi as his stage name enjoyed a success on music chart with his 2011 mixtape titled "". It became his first album to appear on a music chart, peaking at No. 58 on Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.

The 35-year-old rapper, whose real name is Tauheed Epps, additionally has his vocals featured in other artists' commercially successful singles, including Yeezy's "Mercy", which peaked at No. 15 on Billboard Hot 100, and Minaj's "Beez in the Trap" which achieved a peak position of 48 on the same chart.

Recently unveiling a promo art for his debut studio installment, 2 Chainz also gushed about what to expect in the album. "The music is as dope as the art work," he once told Hip-Hop Wired. "I want people to always expect the highest quality of music and artistry from me. This includes something as simple as the album art."

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2 CHAINZ BIO

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. » more

 
 
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