2 Chainz is the stage name of Atlanta rapper Tauheed Epps, once known as Tity Boi in the Atlanta-based Playaz Circle. 2 Chainz launched a successful solo career in 2010, and began issuing a parade of Top 40 hits while becoming the go-to artist for guest verses. His breakout year was 2012, when he landed on Kanye West’s “Mercy” and Nicki Minaj’s “Beez in the Trap” before dropping his official debut, Based on a T.R.U. Story, for Def Jam. With three platinum hits — “No Lie” featuring Drake, “Birthday Song” featuring Kanye West, and “I’m Different” — the album hit number one on the Billboard 200, and easily reached platinum status.
In 2017 2 Chainz released his fourth studio album titled Pretty Girls Like Trap Music on June 16 by Def Jam Recordings. The album features Travis Scott, Nicki Minaj, Swae Lee, Migos, Jhene Aiko, Pharrell Williams, and more. Album production was done by Mike Will Made It, Buddah Bless, Mike Dean, Murda Beatz, and more. The album was supported by three official singles: “Good Drank”, “It’s a Vibe” and “4 AM”. The album was also supported by a nationwide concert tour, as well as several pop-up shops in the US. 2 Chainz alluded to the album showing “growth and maturation.” He stated the content would maintain its edginess while also elevating trap music to a point where everyone can appreciate it. Pretty Girls Like Trap Music received widespread critical acclaim, with most critics citing the album as his best album yet.
On November 15, 2017, the first episode of Most Expensivest aired on the TV network Viceland. The show focuses on 2 Chainz visiting different locations offering the “most expensivest” goods and services. Each show covers a particular theme, with shows ranging from personal health to extravagant indulgences. The show offers a unique insight into products and services that have been created with the explicit intent on being exclusive and expensive. 2 Chainz offers a unique, and often humorous insight into the products, especially the ones he personally finds to be either amazing or ridiculous. The show has been renewed for a 20-episode third season set to air in early 2019. On February 19, 2018 2 Chainz announced his new album Rap Or Go To The League which was set to be released in 2018. However, the album was released on March 1, 2019. You can now see 2 Chainz perform his album and his hits live at Drai’s Nightclub in Las Vegas. You can check out a list of upcoming Drai’s Nightclub events here.
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Without further ado, 2 Chainz top 5 tracks of all time:
5. 2 Chainz – Birthday Song ft. Kanye West
4. 2 Chainz – Watch Out
3. 2 Chainz – No Lie ft. Drake
1. 2 Chainz – I’m Different
BONUS: 2 Chainz – 4 AM ft. Travis Scott