Prior to 2 Chainz’ current success, the rapper was one of many artists signed to Ludacris’ Disturbing Tha Peace (DTP) label as a member of Playaz Circle. While 2 Chainz, who went by the Tity Boi moniker during his DTP days, has left the Ludacris-led label behind, according to Ludacris the two artists still have a working relationship with one another.
2 Chainz was one of a handful of artists discussed during Ludacris’ appearance on Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club this week. Ludacris went on to express his pride in 2 Chainz and revealed that on top of working with the Based On A T.R.U. Story rapper occasionally, he also receives a percentage of the profits from Chainz’ solo projects.
"I'm extremely proud of him, I'm extremely happy, he works extremely hard, he deserves everything that he gets…We still work together in different capacities at all times,” Luda revealed. “I'm still a profit partner at the end of the day. I just got a check for my album and his.”
Last year, it was reported that 2 Chainz would even assist Ludacris on his Ludaversal album by taking on the role of A&R, picking and choosing beats for the project. As of now, it’s unclear what specific role 2 Chainz will play on Ludacris’ eighth studio album.
Another former DTP artist to be brought up during Ludacris’ interview was Chicago rapper Shawnna. The female emcee appeared on a number of songs with Ludacris including “What’s Your Fantasy” and “Stand Up” and reportedly left the label with no warning.
“I don’t know what happened to Shawnna,” said the rapper. “I’m just keeping it real with that. We was recording, I was in mid-album and I hear on the internet that Shawnna is signed to T-Pain. And I have not talked to Shawnna since.”
Video of Ludacris’ interview with The Breakfast Club can be found below (via HotNewHipHop).