Tauheed Eps or popularly known as 2 Chainz is one of the best rappers in this decade which earned recognition from several artists in the industry being the most sought-after rapper. He is highly regarded as a rapper, investor, record producer, entrepreneur, and songwriter.
He was formerly known as Tity Boi which he later changed to 2 Chainz when he released ‘T.R.U REALigion’ mixtape.
He continued to rise to stardom with his music and various collaborations with reputable artists in the industry including Nicki Minaj, Ludacris, Drake, Chance the Rapper, and many others.
Apart from that, he was an entrepreneur who released two notable clothing line for both hoodies and sweaters, a TV personality, and an investor.
If you want to know more about 2 Chainz’s meteoric rise to stardom, early life, legal issues, personal life, and the reason behind his current net worth, then keep on reading as we will be providing you with enough information you need to know about one of the best rappers in this modern era.
Full Name: Tauheed Epps
Stage Name: 2 Chainz, Tity Boi
Birthday: September 12, 1977
Place of Origin: College Park, Georgia, United States
Age: 43 years old
Height: 6’5” ft
Weight: 88 Kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Wife: Kesha Ward
Profession: American Rapper, Entrepreneur, Investor, Songwriter, and Media Influencer
Total Net Worth: $8 million
Tauheed Epps was born on September 12, 1977, in College Park, Georgia, and was the only child. He was raised by his mother while his father was preoccupied with getting in and out of prison during his childhood.
At age 15, he started getting interested in writing music which pushed him to write his first raps along with several classmates.
2 Chainz attended North Clayton High School and received a scholarship at Alabama State University where he graduated from. He also attended Virginia State University briefly in his mid-college years.
During his youth, 2 Chainz was never studious yet, he graduated second in his class. This became a scholarship grant in Alabama State University college possible. Furthermore, he was also a basketball athlete with promising talent.
Despite such remarks, Epps got involved in the use of drugs including marijuana and cocaine where he was arrested on illegal possession charges.
However, Epps continued writing raps which later turned out to be a huge leap towards his successful career.
2 Chainz’s meteoric rise to stardom started when he was around 20 years old alongside Earl Conyers when they formed a hip-hop duo called Playaz Circle. Together they released their first album titled ‘United We Stand, United We Fall’ in 2002 which led to meeting another infamous rapper, Ludacris.
Ludacris influenced 2 Chainz to sign with the record label calle Disturbing Tha Peace in 2007. During his time with Disturbing Tha Peace, 2 Chainz was able to release two albums titled ‘Supply & Demand’, and ‘Flight 360: The Takeoff’.
In 2012, 2 Chainz released his debut studio album which peaked first place on Hip Hop Billboard 200 and has been a certified platinum that continues to sell almost a million copies to date. Following his debut studio album were three albums released titled ‘B.O.A.T.S. II: Me time’ in 2013, ColleGrove in 2015, and ‘Pretty Girls Like Trap Music’ in 2017.
Growing in the music industry, 2 Chainz have collaborated with several reputable artists including Kanye West, Nicki Minaj, Kendrick Lamar, Big Sean, Lil Wayne, Pharell Williams, and many more.
Apart from his musical career, 2 Chainz was also inclined to business and investments. He was able to establish two clothing brands, CEO Millionaires for hoodies, and Dabbing Sweaters. His investment includes a minority stake in the College Park Skyhawks which was revealed to the public by Atlanta Hawks in 2019.
Furthermore, 2 Chainz was also able to secure various endorsement deals such as Adidas, and Beats by Dre to name a few.
Personal Life and Legal Issues
2 Chainz married his longtime girlfriend Kesha Ward in 2018 and together the couple had two daughters named Heaven and Harmony and a son named Halo.
As mentioned, Epps was arrested for illegal possession of drugs during his teenage years. In his late 30s, Epps was then arrested for felony marijuana possession in Maryland.
In addition, Epps was convicted again for the same reason while boarding at LAX airport. He was cited and released. During the same year, his tour bus got pulled over for suspected use of marijuana. Epps along with ten other men on board are subject to conviction at Oklahoma County district court.
Despite the drug-related controversies, Epps opened a clothing line called CEO Millionaires or Create Every Opportunity Millionaires and the Dabbing Sweaters. Apart from this, he also owned a record label called The Real University.
He also acquired a minority ownership stake in the College Park Skyhawks, an NBA G League Affiliate.
Achievement and Awards
2 Chainz climbed to stardom while having the globe recognize him through his music. The rapper was able to garner several awards and nominations to be known as one of the best rappers of his time.
His awards include two BET Awards, five BET Hip Hop Awards, and a Grammy Award along with a total of twenty-eight nominations in various categories.
Furthermore, 2Chainz won the Best Hip Hop Song of the Year with the track ‘Mercy’ alongside Kanye West, Big Sean, and Pusha T in 2012.
It is undeniable that 2Chainz is still far from retiring thus, we may be able to see more achievement and awards in the coming years.
2 Chainz Total Net Worth
As of February 2021, 2Chainz’s net worth is roughly $8 million. This chunk of money he is worth is possible due to music tours and sales. On top of it were the endorsement deals, television appearances, business ventures, and investments he made over the years.
Being one of the best rapper of his time, he has garnered enough recognition globally and among other co-artists in the music industry to earn himself such net worth.