- 2 Chainz (born Tauheed Epps on September 12, 1977), is an American hip hop recording artist. The rapper first gained notoriety as one half of the southern hip hop duo Playaz Circle. They were best known for being signed to Ludacris’ Disturbing tha Peace label, as well as their debut single “Duffle Bag Boy”. 2 Chainz signed a solo record deal with Def Jam Records in February 2012 and released a solo album. He had three successful singles, “No Lie” (featuring Drake), “Birthday Song”, and “I’m Different,” which each landed in the top 50 of the Billboard Hot 100.