Tauheed Epps (born September 12, 1977), better known by his stage name 2 Chainz (formerly Tity Boi), is an American hip hop recording artist from College Park, Georgia. He was first known for being one-half of the southern hip hop duo Playaz Circle, alongside his longtime friend and fellow rapper, Earl “Dolla Boy” Conyers. They are perhaps best known for being signed to Ludacris’ Disturbing tha Peace label, as well as their debut single “Duffle Bag Boy”.
In February 2012, Epps signed a solo record deal with Def Jam Records, an imprint of Universal Music Group. The following August, he released his debut studio album Based on a T.R.U. Story, to mixed reviews. The album spawned three successful singles: “No Lie”, “Birthday Song”, and “I’m Different”; all of which charted in the top 50 of the Billboard Hot 100 and were all certified Gold or higher by the RIAA, along with the album being certified Gold. His second studio album B.O.A.T.S. II: Me Time is scheduled to be released on September 11, 2013. It was supported by the single “Feds Watching”.