Based on a T.R.U. Story is the debut studio album by American rapper 2 Chainz, released through Def Jam Recordings (Universal Music Group) on August 14, 2012 in the United States.
The album features guest appearances from fellow rappers Lil Wayne, Drake, Kanye West, Nicki Minaj and Playaz Circle cohort Dolla Boy along with singer-songwriters The-Dream, Mike Posner, The Weeknd and Chris Brown. The album's production was handled by Brick Squad Monopoly's Southside, Mike WiLL Made It, Sonny Digital, Kanye West, Hit-Boy, Drumma Boy, DJ Mustard, Mr. Bangladesh and DJ Spinz, among others. The album has sold 623,000 copies as of August 2013. The album was nominated for Best Rap Album at the 55th Grammy Awards, but lost to Take Care by Drake.