By now, it’s probably safe to assume that you’re familiar with Tauheed Epps, the Atlanta rapper better known as Tity Boi and best known as 2 Chainz, a 6foot5, punchlinedropping unlikely superstar who nails guest verses (lately: “Headband,” “Fuckin’ Problems,” “Feds Watching”) but still holds it down on his own LPs (in 2012, Based on a T.R.U. Story, and in 2013, its followup, B.O.A.T.S. II). Four months after a canceled Williamsburg Park show and two months after a short set at Power 105.1’s Barclays Center winter megashow, Chainz gets the stage he deserves at Manhattan’s Roseland Ballroom. Show up on time and catch performances by “I Luv This Shit” crooner August Alsina and Pusha T, the former Clipse rapper who’s coming off the best solo release of his career.
Wed., Feb. 5, 7 p.m., 2014
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on January 29, 2014