2 Chainz’ rise in the rap game is impressive, regardless of how many feel about his music, overall. There are many artists who have been in 2 Chainz’ position and they are content about it. As one half of Playaz Circle, 2 Chainz (known as Tity Boi) was signed to Disturbing tha Peace, Ludacris’ label under Def Jam. In 2007, the duo enjoyed a top ten single and a well-selling album.
Four years after the success of “Duffle Bag Boy,” 2 Chainz still wanted more. The Atlanta emcee began revamping his style, starting with changing his name, and he embarked on a solo journey. 2 Chainz soon began releasing a number of mixtapes in Atlanta, filled with both original songs and remixes to current singles. It was only a matter of time before the buzz 2 Chainz was causing began to catch the attention of others.
One year after his tremendous run, 2 Chainz is now signed to Def Jam under a joint venture deal and still has more label offers. Al Lindstrom caught up with 2 Chainz and they sat down for an exclusive interview. The two discussed the journey 2 Chainz has underwent in order to solidify his position in the rap game and his deal with Street Executives.
Watch the entire interview below: