2 Chainz

Rapper You many know him as Tity Boi from Ludacris’s Disturbing tha Peace, or you may recognize him as one half of Playaz Circle who had the 2007 street smash “Duffle Bag Boy,” which featured Lil Wayne. But now, with a changed name and altered label, 2 Chainz is quickly becoming hip hop’s next big thing. Having contributed versus to dozens of tracks over the years, the College Park rapper has earned respect from both fans and industry insiders. With the success of his 2011 mixtape T.R.U. REALigion, Def Jam’s Def Jam’s fresh signee dropped his solo debut,Based on a T.R.U. Story, in August 2012. His latest album,B.O.A.T.S. II: Me Time and FreeBase, was released in September 2013 and featured guest appearances from Pharrell, Fergie, Drake, Chrisette Michele, and T-Pain.

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And The Nominees Are...

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Def Jam Celebrates 30 Years With Special Concert

Rick Ross, Ashanti, Ja Rule, 2 Chainz, and more will help hip hop's biggest label commemorate three decades during show at Brooklyn's Barclays Center.
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