You might know 2 Chainz as one half of Playaz Circle, the Georgia duo from the Lil Wayne–assisted “Duffle Bag Boy.” Or you might know him as Tity Boi, the solo artist behind mixtapes including Trap-a-Velli and Codeine Cowboy and the frustratingly catchy single “Spend It.” Now you probably know him as the more crossover-friendly 2 Chainz, the name under which he released November’s T.R.U. Realigion and headlines tonight’s S.O.B.’s rap showcase, his first New York City performance. Whatever you call him, prepare for an evening of tight, dependable rhymes and relentless, Lex Luger–influenced beats.

Mon., Jan. 30, 9 p.m., 2012

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