2 Chainz: The Story
Born Tauheed Epps on September 12, 1977, in Georgia, 2 Chainz played basketball during his high school and college years. Developing a passion for rap music, Epps, under the name Tity Boi and his high school friend Earl Conyers known as Dolla Boy, formed the Playaz Circle duo. The duo released the independent album ‘United We Stand, United We Fall.’
2 Chainz’ net worth took off when Playaz Circle signed with Ludacris’ Disturbing Tha Peace label and released their first label album called “Supply & Demand.” The album featured guest performances by Ludacris, Jazze Pha, and Lil Wayne and peaked at number one on Billboard Top Rap Albums. They went on to release their second album ‘Flight 360: The Takeoff’, which spawned the hit ‘Big Dawg’ featuring Birdman and Lil Wayne.
Continuing solo, 2 Chainz dropped the mixtape ‘T.R.U.’ that made history as the first mixtape to appear on the music charts. Following its success, the rapper released his debut album ‘Based on a T.R.U. Story’ that debuted at number one on Billboard 200. This album featured big-name artists like Kanye West, Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, Mike Posner, The Weeknd, Drake, and Lil Wayne, plus it was certified platinum in 2016. Additionally, ‘Based on a T.R.U. Story’ earned four BET Awards, and led to endorsement deals with Adidas and Beats by Dr. Dre. As you can imagine, all this proved to be quite a bonus for Two Chainz’ net worth.
Two Chainz’ net worth spiked when his second album ‘B.O.A.T.S. II: Me Time’ was released with guest appearances from Fergie, Pharrell Williams, Pusha T, and T-Pain among others. Although it didn’t top the charts, the album received critical praise. Working tirelessly, 2 Chainz dropped an EP dubbed ‘FreeBase’, which featured seven songs and collaborations with Rick Ross, A$AP Rocky, Lil Boosie, and more. Although the rapper initially announced he’ll be releasing his third solo effort, 2016 saw the collaboration album of 2 Chainz and Lil Wayne titled ‘ColleGrove.’ The album received positive critics and debuted at number four on the Billboard 200. Throughout the year, 2 Chainz dropped the mixtapes ‘Daniel Son; Necklace Don’ and ‘Felt Like Cappin’, as well as the surprise EP ‘Hibachi For Lunch.’
Recent projects & business ventures
Led by the single ‘Good Drank’, featuring Quavo and Gucci Mane, the rapper’s fourth album ‘Pretty Girls Like Trap Music’ came out in 2017. Again, it featured stellar guest appearances from Trey Songz, Travis Scott, Swae Lee, Nicki Minaj, and Drake. Critically acclaimed, the album peaked at number two on Billboard 200. In 2017, 2 Chainz’ net worth got a boost thanks to the guest appearances on tracks by Eminem, Young Jeezy, Migos, and Steve Aoki. Recently, the hip-hop artist dropped the four-song EP ‘The Play Don’t Care Who Makes It.’ At the beginning of 2018, 2 Chainz’ net worth is estimated to be around $7.5 million.
As some of his peers, 2 Chainz ventured into the fashion industry, debuting his leisurewear brand CEO Millionaires and the Hibachi 4 Lunch clothing line. The rapper has his own online shop where fans can purchase branded gear and accessories. Recently, he joined forces with Versace to create sneakers highlighted with a chain link sole. As a man who enjoys the beautiful things in life, the rapper took upon himself to give his fans a voyage through the most expensive goods in the world. The GQ web series called Most Expensive Shit Ever offers a glimpse at the most outrageous luxuries – from a $295 hamburger to the most expensive shoes – 2 Chainz tries it all. In 2016, 2 Chainz’ net worth was increased as he decided to collaborate with Mychel Dillard to open Escobar Lounge in Atlanta.
2 Chainz Net Worth & Spending Habits
With an approximate $700,000 yearly income, 2 Chainz may not be one of the wealthiest rappers, but he sure knows how to treat himself. He has a massive jewelry collection worth $350,000 that ranges from chains and watches to bracelets and rings. In one occasion, the rapper spent $65,000 on Avianne Jewelers’ 25-karat black onyx stone ring embellished with diamonds, 25-karat diamond tennis necklace, and 30-karat bracelet.
2 Chainz’ cars are some of the most luxurious rides out there. He owns Aston Martin Rapide Sedan, as well as customized Porsche Panamera and Ferrari 458 Italia. The rapper also bought an armored Cadillac truck, reportedly worth $2 million. It seems that 2 Chainz’ bulletproof truck purchase is a precaution after Young Dolph’s shooting in Charlotte.
Additionally, 2 Chainz’ house is on par with this car park. He has a three-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom Hollywood Hills residence in a Mediterranean style that was previously owned by rock guitarist Steve Vai. 2 Chainz’ mansion comes with a fully equipped 1,400-square-foot recording studio with private bathroom, kitchen, and lounge area. The $2.5 million house boasts a master suite with his-and-hers closets, a fireplace, and a master bath as well.
2 Chainz has a long history of giving back. He has founded The TRU Foundation to help families in need. To date, 2 Chainz has donated funds from his Dabbing Santa sweaters, provided a house for a family, and hosted the TRU 2 Hoop Holiday Basketball Classics in College Park. Recently, to honor the Veteran’s Day, he decided to donate a part of his CEO Millionaires clothing line to homeless veterans. 2 Chainz has also supported the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network and Voto Latino.
2 Chainz Net Worth: CelebJury Ruling
2 Chainz’ status elevated from Playaz Circle’s Tity Boi to one of the hottest rappers of his generation. Moreover, he’s also invested in various business ventures, ranging from clothing lines to web series. That means that 2 Chainz’ net worth is bound to increase in the next few years, so stay tuned for more news and celebrity net worth articles.