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2 Chainz

Based on a T.R.U. Story

Def Jam
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August 14, 2012

Tauheed Epps has been around since the Nineties, when he was one half of the Southern duo Playaz Circle. But he recently took up the moniker 2 Chainz, and turned into hip-hop's most promiscuous, and hilarious, guest verse-supplier. His commercial solo debut is packed with A-list cameos and producers, but 2 Chainz commands the spotlight – rapping about success and sex with the irrepressible enthusiasm of the upstart he isn't. Occasionally he admits he's been around for a while. But the confession comes with a punch line. Actually, two punch lines: "Former Posturepedic, I was slept on/So many chains it look like my neck gone."

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