Back with another installment of Hip-Hop Made to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the birth of Hip-Hop -- born in 1973 in the Bronx, New York -- we chopped it up with Atlanta native and rapper 2 Chainz about the Hip-Hop artists that made him fall in love with the music and what single moment defined Hip-Hop for him.
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Tauheed K. Epps, famously known as 2 Chainz, has played an integral role in the development of Trap and Dirty South music. His debut studio album, Based On a T.R.U. Story, peaked at number one on the Billboard 200. This project produced three timeless hits: “No Lie,” “Birthday Song,” and “I’m Different.”
LISTEN NOW: 2 Chainz on the artists that made him fall in love with Hip-Hop
When he recalls the artists that made him fall in love with Hip-Hop, 2 Chainz shared that it's likely, “Too $hort, N.W.A., [Uncle] Luke -- I stayed with my cousins, and my older cousin used to play [them], so out of those three.”
LISTEN NOW: 2 Chainz on his "this is Hip-Hop" moment
2 Chainz also tells us that it was “being able to purchase, and cash out, a beautiful home for my mom… off the wordplay,” that was one of his favorite moments that made him say, “this is Hip-Hop.”
WATCH NOW: 2 Chainz on the artists that made him fall in love with Hip-Hop
Check out the clips above, and stay tuned as Audacy continues to celebrate the birth and trailblazing influence of Hip-Hop. Follow Hip-Hop Made all through 2023, and listen to your favorite music on Audacy's Hip Hop Made suite of stations, as well as Conscious Hip Hop, Hip Hop Uncut, Women of Hip Hop, and more -- plus check out our talent-hosted Ed Lover's Timeless Throwbacks and Greg Street's Dirty South Hip Hop!
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