Def Jam's latest recruit 2Chainz presents his unique brand of street anthems with crossover appeal.
Known as Tity Boi in the Atlanta-based Playaz Circle, rapper 2 Chainz launched his solo career while he was still a member of the crew, in 2007, with the mixtape ‘Me Against the World’. The 2Pac references continued with his 2009 mixtapes ‘Trap-A-Velli’ and ‘All Ice on Me’, but 2010’s ‘Me Against the World 2: Codeine Withdrawal’ hit his style on the nose with the last bit of its title, and when DJ Teknikz & DJ Frank White collected his best street tracks in 2011, the hard and hazy set of cuts was dubbed Codeine Cowboy.
That same year he was featured on David Banner’s “Yao Ming” and Big K.R.I.T.’s “Money on the Floor,” while a year later he landed on Kanye West’s “Mercy” as well as Nicki Minaj’s “Beez in the Trap.” He also signed with the Def Jam label in 2012 and released the single “No Lie” before dropping his official debut, Based on a T.R.U. Story in August 2012.
September 2013 saw the release of his brand new album – ‘B.O.A.T.S. II: ME TIME’ is the follow-up to ‘Based On A T.R.U.’, and features the hit ‘We Own It (Fast & Furious)’.
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