2 Chainz has confirmed signing to Def Jam while talking to XXL. 2 Chainz is now label mates with Ludacris rather than being signed to Luda's Disturbing The Peace (DTP) label.
“It’s the Real University, Two Gun Gang, Street Executives. It’s not DTP no more,” he says. “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.”
He also spoke on the XXL Freshmen, saying "I could tell you, from my end, a lot of people told me not to worry about that, and that’s been my attitude towards a lot of things… If it happens, it happens. Actions speak louder than words. If it happens, I’d be cool about it. But, it’s nothing I’m looking forward to. I realize I’m a seasoned, polished veteran at the same time because of my background, being with Playaz Circle and coming up under Ludacris and the whole campaign. So, it probably wouldn’t be fair to someone else on the cover who just probably getting started.
“I feel I got knowledge in this game, although this is my first time I feel like the spotlight is directed towards me and my campaign,” he adds. “I just feel I’ve been doing it some time. I’m not tripping off that. I’m just grateful XXL is acknowledging me.”