2 Chainz talks first time at SXSW 2012

Rapper 2-chainz is appreciated across generations, the older folks may know him as one half of the “Duffle Bag Boy” rap group Playaz Circle while the younger crowd loves him for his Billboard smash “Birthday.”

2-Chainz earned much respect in the industry as “Tity boy,” but his career boomed after the 2012 release of his first solo album “Based on a T.R.U. Story,” and has remained steady ever since.

Chainz stopped by Sway’s SXSW takeover at the crux of his solo career and talked everything from stage performance to being in the studio with Kanye West.


Icon of hip-hop culture and a pivotal part of the MTV News team, Sway has been a staple of the music-news arena for more than a decade. From giving Eminem, Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac their very first radio airplay on his local show in the mid-’90s to providing television viewers with their first good look at some of today’s hottest celebrities in music, film, fashion and sports. Sway has been there for some of music and the world’s biggest moments.

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