With his recent outing at New York’s SOB’s the talk of the blogosphere not for his actual set, 2 Chainz officially announced via XXL that he was no longer on Ludacris’ Disturbing Tha Peace label and had singed a solo deal with Def Jam.

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

It’s a power stroke by Def Jam who lost out on bubbling newcomer Iggy Azalea to Interscope last week thanks to her Ignorant Art mixtape (available here) and sizeable buzz from features in Complex and more.