After graduating from North Clayton, 2 Chainz better know then as Tauheed Epps went to play Division I college basketball at Alabama State during the 1996-97 season.
Rob Spivery, head coach at Alabama State at the time 2 Chainz played, had a good story to tell ESPN:
Just last week, my youngest daughter sent me a text asking me if I knew a guy named Tauheed Epps. I responded and said, “Yes, why?” She went on to explain to me who he is in the rapping field – and his new name, 2 Chainz. That was my first time knowing his rap name.
I went online to look him up. What I do remember is after he left the program, he came back to Alabama State as a DJ with Ludacris when he was breaking through.
I got to see him during his visit during homecoming at Alabama State. It’s good to know he’s stuck with it and he’s making a name for himself. I haven’t heard his music, but I’m sure I will.