2 Chainz is a hip hop recording artist. His debut solo studio album, Based on a T.R.U. Story, was released through Def Jam Recordings on August 4, 2012. The album features guest appearances from fellow rappers Lil Wayne, Drake, Kanye West, and Nicki Minaj. Based on a T.R.U. Story debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200. In support of the album, 2 Chainz embarked on the BOATS tour, selling out most dates.