2 Chainz

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2 Chainz

With a reputation for one-upping the competition by arriving via helicopter at rooftop listening parties for his own T.R.U. (The Real University) imprint, and the kind of grandiose ambition that a rapper from southside Atlanta needs to chase down the American Dream, 2Chainz officially launches his solo career as the newest signing to Def Jam Recordings. 2Chainz was brought to the label through Sha Money XL, Senior Vice President of A&R, Island Def Jam Music Group.

“We are proud to welcome 2 Chainz to the Def Jam tradition and family of artists,” said Island Def Jam President & COO Steve Bartels. “We have a tremendous amount of respect for the incredible buzz 2 Chainz has built, and it’s our job to nurture and protect that. 2 Chainz has a credibility and flavor that is uniquely suited to the Def Jam lifestyle and brand. We look forward to great success together.”

The signing was celebrated with a performance at downtown New York hotspot S.O.B.’s, billed as 2Chainz’ first N.Y. concert. “2Chainz is a veteran who chooses being catchy over being cool,” raved the New York Times the next morning. “He’s an inadvertent humorist, and awe and wonderment often sneak into his verses, as if he’s still surprised by every blessing his new success affords him. You hear it on his recent work with Rick Ross (‘Party Heart’) and Young Jeezy (‘SupaFreak’), among others.”

Currently mining digital downloads in the millions for T.R.U. REALigion, his latest indie mixtape sensation (released November 2011), 2Chainz is winning new fans every hour. His ‘hit’ tracks – signatures that include “Riot,” “Boo” featuring Yo Gotti, and the Drumma Boy-produced smash single “Spend It,” have helped establish a new sphere of influence for the lanky, outspoken rapper.

“I think the world is catching up to me,” he reflects in a rare moment of calm, in an otherwise hectic life. “I’ve always been confident in what I do and had the respect of the people.”

2Chainz is a product of the competitive Atlanta scene that spawned his first group, the duo Playaz Circle (in which he was known as Tity Boi). They made their mark back in ’07 with the rap-R&B-pop crossover hit “Duffle Bag Boy” featuring Lil’ Wayne on the hook, on the DTP (Disturbing Tha Peace)/Def Jam label. College Park native Tity Boi was a lifelong friend of Chris Bridges, aka DTP CEO/Def Jam recording artist Ludacris. But the time would come when 2Chainz would fly from the DTP nest to make it on his own.

His first step toward independence was the 2007 mixtape, Me Against The World. Proving that he could stand on his own, he vowed to “turn up” in 2009. He did exactly that with the double-disc mixtape All Ice On Me, followed by his two-part Trapavelli series. Both had cameos from the likes of fellow underground kings Bun B and Gucci Mane, as well as his 2009 street hit “Stupid” and the surprise 2010 radio smash “Boo.”

Proving that he could write street anthems with crossover appeal, he capitalized on his notoriety with the back-to-back mixtape releases of Codeine Withdrawal in 2010, and Codeine Cowboy in 2011. (The graphic 25-minute Codeine Cowboy documentary film has logged over 276,000 YouTube views to date: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3Lvc9eYMOE). By now, the 2Chainz buzz had reached a fever pitch with the likes of Busta Rhymes, Young Jeezy and Pusha T jumping at the chance to join what he likes to call his “campaign.”

“It’s The Real University, Two Gun Gang, Street Executives,” 2Chainz recently told XXL. “It’s not DTP no more. I’m actually behind [Ludacris], he’s still my homie. I just took another route as far as running my own company and bossing up. But on the other hand, I’m still working with him. He has an album coming out this year, as well. Matter of fact, we are label mates, now, which is crazy. So, yeah, that’ll be cool. I’m looking forward to that.”

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2 Chainz & Lil Wayne Release Visual For "MFN Right"

Ooh wear that red one, that’s my favorite thong! 2chainz and Lil Wayne link up to release a visual for “MFN Right” Remix live from Miami’s King of Diamonds! Watch now on VEVO.

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2 Chainz Checks Out Crazy Expensive Baby Products

2 Chainz checks out designer baby clothes, gold embroidered bibs, and the Rolls Royce of strollers.

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Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz Premiere "Gotta Lotta" on VEVO

Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz premiere another visual, “Gotta Lotta”, from their collaborative project Collegrove. Watch it on VEVO.

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2 Chainz Gets High with $500k of Bongs and Dabs | Most Expensivest Shit | GQ

2 Chainz samples half a million dollars worth of weed, bongs, and dabs, and takes the most epic hit of all time. Watch HERE.

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WATCH: 2 Chainz Releases New Visual For '100 Joints'

Check out the latest visual from 2 Chainz, “100 Joints“, from the collaborative project ColleGrove featuring Lil Wayne.

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GQ: 2 Chainz Wears A 38K Kobe Bryant Hat

‘ Most Expensivest Shit is back with 2 Chainz checking out the craziest, priciest stuff in the world. First up, 2 Chainz (aka Kobe’s biggest fan) pays tribute to the basketball legend’s retirement with $38K hats- and they fly first class. Season 3 of Most Expensivest Shit comes back in May.

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Genius: Lil Wayne Teared Up After Hearing 2 Chainz's "Dedication" Part 1

Genius sits down with Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz backstage after their first ‘COLLEGROVE’ performance. In Part 1, the two talk about Chainz’s intro track “Dedication” and their 2007 hit, “Duffle Bag Boy.”

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In Case You Missed It: 2 Chainz on The Real

In case you missed it, catch 2 Chainz join the lovely ladies of The Real.

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Get ColleGrove In A Store Near You

You can now get ‪ColleGrove‬ in a store near you! Buy ColleGrove at your nearest DTLR store. Upload a picture of your receipt using the DTLR Radio App, any social media and use the hashtags #Collegrove and ‪#‎DTLR‬ to enter to win win a pair of size 11 of the White & French Blue Jordan…

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2 Chainz & Lil Wayne Perform "Gotta Lotta" @ SXSW

2 Chainz & Lil Wayne kill it on Jimmy Kimmel’s Samsung Stage at SXSW performing “Gotta Lotta” from their joint project ColleGrove.    

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2 Chainz Talks Politics on Larry Wilmore

Watch 2 Chainz Explain Why Presidential Candidates ‘Suspend’ Campaigns

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2 Chainz & Lil Wayne Premiere New Video "Bounce"

2 Chainz & Lil Wayne premiere the first video from their new project “ColleGrove”. Download/Stream now!

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2 Chainz & Lil Wayne Release New Album ColleGrove

2 Chainz & Lil Wayne collaborate to release joint project “ColleGrove” available everywhere today! Stay tuned for the video premiere of “Bounce” tonight at 7:55PM/et on MTV! Purchase ColleGrove: http://smarturl.it/ColleGrove iTunes: http://smarturl.it/idColleGrove TIDAL: http://smarturl.it/tColleGrove Google: http://smarturl.it/gColleGrove Amazon: http://smarturl.it/aColleGrove Spotify: http://smarturl.it/sColleGrove   Check out the Collegrove merchandise here!

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Cast yourself in the 2 Chainz’s “Watch Out” Video on JibJab!

Download the JibJab App and upload a photo of yourself or a friend to create your own custom version! 

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World Premiere: 2 Chainz "Watch Out" (Official Video)

Watch 2 Chainz’s hilarious new video for “Watch Out” on VEVO.

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Watch Out: New 2 Chainz

You gettin’ mad…and he’s gettin’ rich. After the explosive BET Player’s Awards performance, 2 Chainz drops the new banger “Watch Out,” available everywhere now. Download it here or stream it here

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WATCH OUT! 2 Chainz Performs At BET Players Awards

    You getting mad, but he’s getting RICH! TRU Season’s in full effect as the dean 2 Chainz turns it up during a performance on  BET’s 1st Annual Player Awards. Decked out in black-and-white gold striped  poncho watch as Chainz starts a riot.    

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GQ's Most Expensivest Shit: 2 Chainz & Dip Sip on $100K Water

Water, water everywhere, but there’s not a drop too expensive that 2 Chainz and Diplo can’t afford to drink. In this week’s GQ Magazine’s “Most Expensivest Shit” series, 2 Chainz and Diplo take sips of the finest (and most costly) water on Earth. Watch above!  

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2 Chainz Buys A $100K Puppy?

$100K on a puppy or NAH? In this week’s GQ Magazine‘s “Most Expensivest Shit,”‬ 2 Chainz decides whether or not to drop a couple stacks when he visits a bulldog breeder who charges top dollar for premium pups. Watch below:   occhiali ray ban occhiali prada jordans for sale prada trainers birkin hermes bag hermes purse hollister…

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2 Chainz Keeps It 'TRU' at ACL LIVE During SXSW [PHOTOS]

It was a “TRU JACK CITY” Wednesday night (3/18) as ATL’s own 2 Chainz touched the stage at the ACL LIVE Street Execs “Beer and Taco” showcase during SXSW. Alongside the Hairweavekiller’s TRU crew, ACL Live was “turnt” with performances from Bankroll Fresh, Skolly, Cap 1 and a surprise from the Dipset. Scroll down for…

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2 Chainz Announces SXSW Showcase with Young Thug, Kevin Gates

Atlanta will have a strong presence at this years SXSW. 2 Chainz will be making his third appearance at the South By Southwest music festival this year alongside Young Thug. Migos and Quality Control affiliate Johnny Cinco will also be here. Also confirmed is Brooklyn’s Joey Bada$$. Kevin Gates along with Le$ and Z-Ro will also…

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GQ Most Expensivest Shit: 2 Chainz & Big Sean Drink Diamond-Infused Vodka

Ever wonder what a $100,000 “diamond-infused” martini tastes like? Us neither. That’s why we asked 2 Chainz and his pal Big Sean to take one for the team and try the iced-out cocktail. 2 Chainz “B.O.A.T.S. II: ME TIME” Available Everywhere Now!

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GQ Most Expensivest Shit: 2 Chainz Smokes a Gold-Covered Joint

2 Chainz embarks on a special adventure to smoke the most expensive joint in the world. See what happens when the rapper and celebrity medical marijuana consultant Dr. Dina get their hands on rolling papers made of 24K gold, weed so good it costs $800 an ounce, and a ridiculously large pipe. When 2 Chainz…

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Noisey Presents: Atlanta - 2 Chainz Up Close & Personal

In episode six of Noisey Atlanta, Thomas enters the world of 2 Chainz, one of the biggest rappers alive. Known for a bizarrely brilliant blend of goofiness and arrogance, the artist formerly known as Tity Boi shows us his man-cave before heading to the club for a show and then an after-party. And for the…

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