Tauheed Epps(born September 12, 1976), better known by his stage name 2 Chainz, formerly known as Tity Boi, is an American rapper from College Park, Georgia. He was previously signed to Ludacris' record label Disturbing the Peace with Dolla Boy as Playaz Circle.
Following his name change, Epps released a mixtape titled T.R.U. Realigon: the mixtape became his first album to appear on a music chart, peaking at number 58 on the US Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, and also featured the single "Riot". He has also made numerous guest appearances on tracks by other recording artists since the name change, including the commercially successful singles "Mercy" by rapper Kanye West and "Beez in the Trap" by female rapper Nicki Minaj.
Epps' debut studio album,Based on a T.R.U. Story (originally titled T.R.U. to My REALigion)will be released on August 14, 2012. The album's first single, "No Lie", which features fellow rapper Drake, was released on May 8, 2012.
On May 11 Kanye West announced that 2 Chainz had signed to the GOOD Music record label.