2 Chainz (Tauheed Epps) is an American rapper born in 1977 in College Park, GA. He started in the industry as part of the group Playaz Circle. He was originally signed to the record label Disturbing the Peace, which is operated by platinum selling rap artist Ludacris. In 2012, he released his first album Based on a T. R. U. Story. Later that year, he won four awards at the BET Awards.