How 2 Chainz’s net worth was built
Born Tauheed Epps, rapper 2 Chainz grew up an only child raised primarily by his mother, as his father was in out and prison. He started performing while in high school, first forming a hip-hop duo called Playaz Circle with Earl Conyers, later known as Dolla Boy. Starting in the late 1990s, the duo released several indie projects before meeting rapper Ludacris.
It was this meeting that started 2 Chainz on the path to recording success. Ludacris, then a DJ, played the duo’s songs on his radio show. They faced a temporary setback when 2 Chainz was shot and Dolla Boy did a brief jail stint. Regardless, Ludacris signed them to his Disturbing Tha Peace label, where they released several mixtapes and two studio albums. By 2010, 2 Chainz was ready for a solo career; he adopted his current moniker, released his own mixtapes and albums, and appeared as a guest on other artists’ work. In 2012, he signed with Def Jam Records and released his solo debut, “Based on a T.R.U. Story.”
2 Chainz has made a lot of money as a rapper According to Celebrity Net Worth, his net worth as of May 2017 is $6 million.
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- Born: 1977
- Birthplace: College Park, Georgia
What he’s up to now
2 Chainz released his second album, “B.O.A.T.S II: Me Time,” in 2013 and appeared on tracks for several artists that same year. In 2014 he appeared on a track for Sage the Gemini. In 2015, he started his own record label, The REAL University, also known as The REAL U and T.R.U. In 2016, he released the single “Feel Like Cappin’,” several mixtapes, and the single “Big Amount” with Drake.
2 Chainz has won several of the music industry’s top honors. This includes 2013 BET Awards for Best Collaboration and for Reese’s Perfect Combo Award. In 2017, he won a Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance. He’s also been nominated for other Grammy awards, BET Awards and more.
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