Epps and Boykin were arrested in February in Maryland on drug possession complaints. Boykin was driving a van in which Epps was a passenger.
Epps' career began in 1997 when he formed the group Playaz Circle with friend Earl Conyers, known as Dolla Boy. Epps took on the name “Tity Boi,” and the pair released their first album in 2002.
The group eventually signed on with Disturbing Tha Peace, a subsidiary label of Def Jam Recordings run by rapper Ludacris. They collaborated with other artists, including Lil Wayne.
In 2011, Epps changed his stage name to 2 Chainz, after criticism that his former stage name was misogynistic. He released his first solo album in 2012.
His second album is scheduled to be released next month. The first single from the album, “Feds Watching,” features lyrics related to drug use such as, “Pumping that amphetamine, all this D I'm peddling,” and “smoking California weed with California hoes.”