The appeal of 2 Chainz
— aka 36 year-old Tauheed Epps — stems from many things. To begin
with, his ear for beats is incredible, and he always seems to bring out
the best in producers like Mike Will Made It and Lex Luger. The persona he's manifested through mixtapes such as T.R.U. Realigion is lovably
goofy and campy, as evidenced by the fact that so many people have no
problem doing his arm-flailing, elbow-dropping dance routine in public
without any sense of lost dignity. And, his lyrics can reach a Lil Wayne level of absurdity that leave us both dumbfounded and dazzled.
“Known to act a donkey on the camel-toe / Then take the camel-toe and turn it into a casserole.”