Atlanta rapper 2 Chainz, formerly known as Tity Boi, reemerged into the Hip Hop scene between 2010- 2011 to a strong reception. Over that time frame, 2 Chainz buzz has been building on a rapid pace, and he’s been one of the go-to-guys for featured verses on many big name artists tracks.

Now it looks like the name change, plus all the work 2 Chainz put in has paid off as he has inked a solo deal with Def Jam.

In a recent interview with XXL Magazine, 2 Chainz has revealed that he is no longer inked to Ludacris’ DTP imprint, and that he has signed to Def Jam Recordings.

Tity Boi spoke on his new deal:

“It’s the Real University, Two Gun Gang, Street Executives. It’s not DTP no more.”

2 Chainz continues:

“I’m actually behind [Ludacris], he’s still my homie. I just took another route as far as running my own company and bossing up. But on the other hand, I’m still working with him. He has an album coming out this year, as well. Matter of fact, we are label mates, now, which is crazy. So, yeah, that’ll be cool. I’m looking forward to that.”

2 Chainz also says that he plans to release 2 albums in 2012 on Def Jam, as he speaks on upcoming projects.

“I got plenty of songs and plenty of concepts and I don’t plan on putting out any more mixtapes for now so I need another venue to put out music.”