In 2011, one of the hottest names in the streets was none other than Tity Boi aka 2 Chainz. With a much anticipated mixtape, T.R.U. REALigion, a killer single with “Spend It” and a boatload of features, 2 Chainz has established an undeniable buzz. He confirmed this week with XXL Mag, that his independent grind has paid off and he has signed with none other than Def Jam Recordings. Here’s some of the excerpt from his talk with XXL.
“It’s the Real University, Two Gun Gang, Street Executives. It’s not DTP no more,” he says. “I’m actually behind [Ludacris], he’s still my homie. I just took another route as far as running my own company and bossing up. But on the other hand, I’m still working with him. He has an album coming out this year, as well. Matter of fact, we are label mates, now, which is crazy. So, yeah, that’ll be cool. I’m looking forward to that.”
In addition, 2 Chainz says he hopes to release two albums in a year’s time, much like Plies, Trey Songz and DMX have done in the past. “I got plenty of songs and plenty of concepts and I don’t plan on putting out any more mixtapes for now so I need another venue to put out music,” he says.
This could be a good look for 2 Chainz if Def Jam can mix his releases in there with Def Jam’s elite (Kanye West, Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Young Jeezy, Ludacris). As far as two albums this year, on Def Jam, that might be wishful thinking bruh.