• Tauheed Epps, born on September 12, 1977 and known by his stage name 2 Chainz, is a rapper
• He is best known for being half of the hip hop duo Playaz Circle, with their hit single "Duggle Bag Boy" released through Ludacris' Disturbing Tha Peace label
• He was arrested at age 15 for carrying a large amount of cocaine
• He released three solo studio albums: "Based On A T.R.U. Story", "B.O.A.T.S. II: Me Time" and "Pretty Girls Like Trap Music"
• As of 2018, 2 Chainz has a net worth of over $6 million, owns two clothing lines, multiple cars and a house in Hollywood Hills.

Short Info

Net Worth$2 million
Date Of BirthSeptember 12, 1977
MarkTowering height

Who’s 2 Chainz?

Tauheed Epps was born on the 12th September 1977, in College Park, Georgia USA, and under his stage nickname 2 Chainz is a rapper, who is probably best recognized for being half of the hip hop duo Playaz Circle, alongside his friend Earl ‘Dolly Boy’ Conyers, and who have released the hit single “Duggle Bag Boy” through their friend Ludacris’ Disturbing Tha Peace label. 2 Chainz is also known for releasing solo studio albums such as “Based On A T.R.U. Story”, “B.O.A.T.S. II: Me Time” and “Pretty Girls Like Trap Music”.

Early Life and Childhood

2 Chainz spent his childhood in his hometown, where he was always caught between being a good kid who was fulfilling his obligations, and growing up ‘on the streets’ where he was getting into all sorts of trouble. He went to North Clayton High School, and was actually one of the best pupils in his class. He started playing basketball for the school team, and became one of the best players too, however, that was the time when he was introduced to real ghetto and street life. He started using and dealing in marijuana, and when he was only 15 years old, he was arrested for carrying a large amount of cocaine. Nevertheless, he still had a scholarship to Alabama State University, where he continued to play basketball from 1995 to 1997, however, got into more trouble there, which he hasn’t spoken about, but had to transfer to Virginia State University, from which he graduated.

Career Beginnings

Speaking about his career, music was always his greatest passion, so he co-founded the hip hop duo Playaz Circle, alongside his friend Earl ‘Dolly Boy’ Conyers in 1997, and adopting the name ‘Tity Boi’. After the group released its debut independent album “United We Stand, United We Fall” in 2002, they were noticed by one of the most successful people in the industry at the time, Ludacris, who recorded several songs with the duo, including promoting their album on his own radio station.

Playaz Circle

The hip hop duo was soon signed by Ludacris’ Disturbing Tha Peace record label, which was widely popular around the globe, and through which they released their debut album “Supply & Demand” in October of 2007, with the hit single “Duffle Bag Boy” featuring Lil Wayne. The album peaked at No. 27 on the US Billboard 200 chart. Two years later out came their second studio album – “Flight 360: The Takeoff” – but in the following year Epps left to pursue a solo career.

Solo Career and Rise to Prominence

To talk about his career as a solo artist, he firstly changed his stage name to ‘2 Chainz’ as he was accused of offending women with his former name. He released his debut solo studio album “Based on a T.R.U. Story” in 2012, which proved to be a huge success as it topped the US Billboard 200 chart, and was certified platinum by the RIAA, adding a considerable amount to his net worth. Several noted musicians, producers and critics recognized his unique talent, and so he won three Grammy Award nominations and over 13 BET Hip Award nominations.

In the following year, he released his second studio album entitled “B.O.A.T.S. II: Me Time”, on which he collaborated with such musicians as Pharell Williams, Lil Wayne, Drake and others – the album peaked at No. 3 on the US Billboard 200 chart, as well as No. 2 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. Moreover, his third studio album “ColleGrove” out came in 2016, reaching No. 4 on the US Billboard 200 chart, and then the album “Pretty Girls Like Trap Music” (2017), which achieved gold certification by the RIAA. His album “Rap Or Go To The League” is scheduled for a release late in 2018.

Mixtapes and EPs

2 Chainz has released ten mixtape – two of the most popular are “T.R.U. REALigion” (2011), which debuted at No. 58 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, and “Daniel Son; Necklace Don” (2016). Speaking about his EPs, the first entitled “Freebase” was released in 2014, and two years later out came “Felt Like Cappin” and “Hibachi For Lunch”. Most recently, he released “The Play Don’t Care Who Makes It” (2018), which reached No. 58 on the US Billboard 200 chart.

The Real University

In addition, in 2015, 2 Chainz expanded his involvement in the music industry by establishing his own record label called The Real University, which is based in Atlanta, Georgia, starting by signing Cap.1 rapper, and releasing his album entitled “Bird Bath EP”.

2 Chainz Net Worth and Assets

So, have you ever wondered how rich 2 Chainz is, as of early 2018? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the total size of his net worth is over $6 million, accumulated through his successful involvement in the music industry since 1997. He also increases his wealth through his ownership of two clothing lines – CEO Millionaires and Dabbing Sweaters. Moreover, his assets include a house in Hollywood Hills, a pink house called “Trap” in Atlanta, two Rolls Royce Drophead Coupes, a Rhino GX and Suburban SUV.

Personal Life, Body Measurements and Tattoos

When it comes to speak about his personal life, 2 Chainz married his longtime girlfriend Kesha Ward in 2013; the couple has two daughters and a son. Speaking about his appearance, 2 Chainz is one of the taller rappers, with the height of 6 feet 5 inches (194 cm). Regarding his weight, he is almost 200 lbs, (90 kgs). He is also known as a huge fan of tattoos and has numerous tattoos on his body.

General Info

Full Name2 Chainz
Net Worth$2 million
Date Of BirthSeptember 12, 1977
Height1.96 m
ProfessionRecord producer, Rapper, Actor, Music artist, Composer, Watch Out, We Own It, Mercy
EducationVirginia State University, North Clayton High School, Alabama State University, Arizona State University, Watch Out, We Own It, Mercy


ChildrenHeaven Epps, Halo Epps, Harmony Epps, Watch Out, We Own It, Mercy


AwardsBET Award for Best Collaboration, Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance, BET Hip Hop Award for Best Collabo, Duo or Group, BET Hip Hop Award for People's Champ, BET Hip Hop Award for Sweet 16, Soul Train Music Rhythm & Bars Award, BET Hip Hop Award for Best New Hip Hop Artist, Watch Out, We Own It, ...
Music GroupsPlayaz Circle
NominationsGrammy Award for Best Rap Song, Grammy Award for Best Rap Album, MTV Video Music Award for Best Hip-Hop Video, MTV Video Music Award for Best Choreography, MTV Video Music Award for Best Pop Video, MTV Video Music Award for Best Editing, BET Award for Video of the Year, BET Award for Viewer's Choice...
MoviesThe Young Blood Chronicles, Cruel Summer

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#Marks / Signs
1Towering height


1I don't care what anybody else is wearing. I feel like they're all waiting to see what I have on. If you really want to know the truth, that's what I think. They're waiting to see what I'mma do next.
2In my 8th grade yearbook picture I had on 2 chains.
3You need to be your own individual.
4Ludacris is a very smart individual. He's about his business. Everything is business with him. So I learned a lot about making deals from him.
5Hip-hop deals with bragging and braggadocio, being boastful. It's always been about who's got the most money.
6You rarely get money out of labels, except for when they open up a budget for a project. Other than that, it's a do-or-die type thing.
7I like for people to have fun and that comes out in the music.
8You know, my uncle wore a lot of jewelry, a lot of gold chains.
9The independent route was the best move for me. But I think I've maximized everything I could do independently. I've done everything out the mixtape market. I think getting the big machine behind you is the next stage when you've maximized the independent level.
10As I said, I spent most of my adult life thinking I didn't have a vote, and therefore that what I thought didn't matter.
11I just be comfortable in my own skin; I might wear anything.
12My pop did a little time.
13I don't have any reasons to be disrespectful or throw anybody under the bus.
14I had incorrectly, for all of my adult life until 2008, believed the biggest voting myth that exists - that ex-felons cannot vote.
15To me, I'm the epitome of what a ghetto child is: I was raised by a single parent; I stayed in apartments my whole life; I don't think I've ever cut the grass.
16I want to be a successful landlord. I like real estate.
17I encourage everyone to pay attention to the issues that matter to you, from jobs and the economy, to education and our schools, to criminal justice reform. Whatever it is that you care about, make sure you use your voice.
18I can say sincerely, don't take your voice for granted. It is truly what makes us all equal.
19My whole story is just about me having a second chance.
20I wake up each and every day with a smile on my face knowing I get to do something musically.
21I want to challenge myself, challenge my styles.
22I enjoy being in control, having a lot of creative control.
23Entertainment is such a great job to have.
24People know I work hard.
25I've done a song with almost everybody in the game.


2Nominee, F***in' Problems, Best Rap Song, Grammy Awards 2014.




Todd's Pop Song Reviews2014-2015TV Series performer - 5 episodes
Lip Sync Battle2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Jimmy Kimmel Live!TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
Horrible Bosses 22014writer: "Talk Dirty" - as Tauheed Epps
Dancing with the Stars2014TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Waterloo Road2014TV Series performer - 1 episode
Z-Listers2014performer: "Ali Bomaye" / writer: "Ali Bomaye" - as Tauheed Epps
Madden NFL 152014Video Game performer: "Spend It remix"
Rap Critic Reviews2012-2014TV Series performer - 4 episodes
22 Jump Street2014writer: "Drop Girl" - as Tauheed Epps
2014 Billboard Music Awards2014TV Special performer: "Wiggle / Talk Dirty" / writer: "Wiggle / Talk Dirty"
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Late Night with Seth Meyers2014TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Parks and RecreationTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
Tu cara me suena2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Truth About Webcam Girls2014TV Special documentary performer: "Talk Dirty"
Ride Along2014performer: "Headband", "I Love Dem Strippers" / writer: "Headband", "I Love Dem Strippers" - as Tauheed Epps
Grand Theft Auto V2013Video Game performer: "Ali Bomaye", "Upper Echelon" / writer: "Upper Echelon" - as Tauheed Epps
2013 MTV Video Music Awards2013TV Special performer: "Give It 2 U"
So You Think You Can Dance2013TV Series performer - 1 episode
Danville 2nd Ward Young Men2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Hangover Part III2013performer: "F**kin' Problems" / writer: "F**kin' Problems" - as Tauheed Epps
The Bling Ring2013performer: "Money Machine" / writer: "Money Machine" - as Tauheed Epps
Fast & Furious 62013performer: "We Own It Fast & Furious" / writer: "We Own It Fast & Furious" - as Tauheed Epps
BET Awards 20122012TV Special performer: "Mercy" - uncredited / writer: "Mercy" - uncredited
Cradle 2 the Grave2003writer: "Break Somethin'" - as Tauheed Epps


Rubberhead2014TV Movie2 Chainz (segment "Absorption")
Fall Out Boy: The Young Blood Chronicles2014The Problem Solver
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2013TV SeriesCalvin Jones
Tyga: Do My Dance2012Short2 Chainz
Ozone West 32009Video


The Art of Organized NoizeDocumentary post-productionHimself
Take Over Your Trap2015ShortHimself
BET Awards 20152015TV MovieHimself
The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore2015TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2012-2014TV SeriesHimself - Musical guest / Himself - Musical Guest
Most Expensivest Shit2014Video shortHimself
Fashion News Live2014TV SeriesHimself
Fashion Rocks2014TV SpecialHimself
2014 MTV Video Music Awards2014TV SpecialHimself
BET Awards 2014 Postshow: The Afterparty Live!2014TV SpecialHimself
Pânico na TV2014TV SeriesHimself
2014 Billboard Music Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Saturday Night Live2012-2014TV SeriesHimself
Chelsea Lately2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2012-2014TV SeriesHimself - Musical guest
RapFix Live2012-2014TV SeriesHimself
The Doctors2013TV Series
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2013TV SeriesHimself
American Music Awards 20132013TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
GGN: Snoop Dogg's Double G News Network2013TV SeriesHimself
2013 BET Hip Hop Awards2013TV SpecialHimself
The Chew2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Arsenio Hall Show2013TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
2013 MTV Video Music Awards2013TV SpecialHimself
BET Awards 20132013TV SpecialHimself
2 Broke Girls2013TV SeriesHimself
MTV and VH1 Grammy Night Live2013TV SpecialHimself
2012 Soul Train Awards2012TV SpecialHimself
Vevo's Tour Exposed2012TV Series
The DUB Magazine Project2012TV Series documentaryHimself
Huff Post's BV 3652012TV SeriesHimself
The Wendy Williams Show2012TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
2012 BET Hip Hop Awards2012TV SpecialHimself
2012 MTV Video Music Awards2012TV SpecialHimself - Performer / Presenter
BET Awards 20122012TV SpecialHimself
2011 BET Hip Hop Awards2011TV SpecialHimself
BET Hip-Hop Awards2007TV SpecialHimself (as Tity Boy)

Archive Footage

Super 62014TV SeriesHimself


Nominated Awards

2014GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap Song
2014VMAMTV Video Music Awards (VMA)Best Pop Video
2014VMAMTV Video Music Awards (VMA)Best Choreography
2014Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Single: Male Artist
2013GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap Performance
2013GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap AlbumFor the album "Based on a T.R.U Story."
2013GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap Song
2013VMAMTV Video Music Awards (VMA)Best Hip-Hop Video
2012VMAMTV Video Music Awards (VMA)Best Hip-Hop Video
2012VMAMTV Video Music Awards (VMA)Best Hip-Hop Video
2012VMAMTV Video Music Awards (VMA)Best Editing

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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