Who Is He
Tauheed Epps (born September 12, 1977), known professionally as 2 Chainz is an American rapper from College Park, Georgia. He attended North Clayton High School, where he played basketball and graduated second in his class. While in high school, he dealt marijuana and was arrested for felony cocaine possession when he was 15 years old. He later attended Alabama State University on a scholarship, and played on its basketball team for the 1996–1997 season. He attended Alabama State for his freshman year only, then transferred to Virginia State University. Epps formed the hip hop duo Playaz Circle. Ludacris requested of Epps that the duo join his newly formed record label Disturbing Tha Peace, a subsidiary of Def Jam Recordings. Epps released a mixtape entitled T.R.U. REALigion, which became his first mixtape to appear on the music charts, peaking at number 58 on the US Hot Albums chart. Epps performed at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards, alongside longtime friend Lil Wayne. He facilitated his first solo worldwide tour, selling out most dates, nominated for over BET Hip Hop Awards, bringing home 4 trophies, earned the Source Magazine's "Man of the Year", release a collaborative endeavor with ADIDAS and later Beats By Dre and was nominated for three Grammy Awards, including Best Rap Album.
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