2 Chainz

Apr
15
2 Chainz Readies ‘Freebase’ EP for May

Freebase

While he records his third album, 2 Chainz plans to drop his fan-oriented EP Freebase. Due May 5, the project includes five new tracks and marks a return to his hardcore, street-flavored rap.

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Apr
10
Rap-Up TV: Mike Posner Enlists Justin Bieber, 2 Chainz for ‘Pages’

It’s been nearly four years since Mike Posner released his debut 31 Minutes to Takeoff. The Detroit singer has been working on the follow-up Pages, and recently caught up with Rap-Up TV to discuss everything from his love for André 3000 to his upcoming collaboration with Justin Bieber to his struggle with depression.

The 26-year-old, who attended Duke University, thought that getting a record deal would make him happy. “And of course, when I got these things, in a lot of ways it made my problems worse,” he said. “I felt very disillusioned. I had success, I had money, a lot of my dreams had come true, but I didn’t feel any happier.”

So one day while eating a “nasty sandwich” on an airplane, he was inspired to give back. “The idea was to make an album and for every album I sold, give a meal to a kid, one for one,” he explained.

He has collaborated with Big Sean on the album’s first single “Top of the World” as well as 2 Chainz, Labrinth, and Justin Bieber, who he worked with on a song called “Get Down.”

“It’s very stripped. It’s like the most minimal song on the record. One guitar, drums, and a bass, and that’s it,” said Posner, who co-wrote Bieber’s hit “Boyfriend.” “It’s all unquantized too, J Dilla style, so that’s really cool.”

One person he dreams of collaborating with is OutKast’s André 3000, whose concert he attended when he was 11.

Prior to the release of Pages, he plans to drop a new collection called …Featuring Me. “It’s a bunch of songs featuring me that I wrote and produced, but all collabs with other people,” said Posner. “For me as a writer and producer, I do a ton of different shit, so this project is kinda like me bragging in a way, like look at what I can do.”

Apr
3
2 Chainz Charged with Felony Drug Possession

2 Chainz

The feds are still watching. Ten months after being arrested for sizzurp, 2 Chainz has been charged with felony drug possession.

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Mar
28
New Music: 2 Chainz f/ French Montana – ‘A-Rod’

A-Rod

2 Chainz goes to bat with French Montana on his new single “A-Rod.” The Atlanta rapper debuted the song live during his “2 G.O.O.D. to Be T.R.U. Tour” at New York’s Roseland Ballroom last month.

He pays homage to the suspended Yankees player on the Young Chop-produced banger. “Smokin’ on that strong, that’s that steroid / They tryna kick me out like A-Rod / I used to run the base like A-Rod,” raps 2 Chainz, who is working on his next album B.O.A.T.S. III.

Additionally, he has dropped a video for the song featuring French and some very voluptuous video vixens.

Listen and watch the latest from the Hair Weave Killer.

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Mar
26
New Music: TeeFLii f/ 2 Chainz – ’24 Hours’

24 Hours

TeeFLii is bringing more ratchetness to the radio. Following last year’s breakout single “This D,” the R&B crooner drops the DJ Mustard-produced “24 Hours.” The L.A. native gets freaky on the raunchy record, which wouldn’t be complete without a verse from 2 Chainz.

After gaining attention with his DJ Mustard-produced mixtapes, TeeFLii has signed a deal with Epic Records and is set to release his debut album Starr this summer.

Listen to him get it in on the West Coast banger.

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Mar
6
Video: ScHoolboy Q f/ 2 Chainz – ‘What They Want’

2 Chainz and ScHoolboy Q

Straight off the No. 1 debut of his album Oxymoron, ScHoolboy Q serves up the video for his 2 Chainz-assisted single “What They Want.” Shot in New Orleans, the dark and gritty clip shows the “Man of the Year” roaming through a graveyard and church before linking up with the Atlanta rapper at She She’s gentlemen’s club.

Blaze up Q’s smoking visuals below.

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Mar
4
Video: 2 Chainz – ‘Mainstream Ratchet’

2 Chainz

2 Chainz helped write the ratchet handbook, so it’s only fitting that he gives us a video for his B.O.A.T.S. II cut “Mainstream Ratchet.” The Atlanta rapper heads to Jamaica for the ratchet festivities in the fiery clip, which includes plenty of booty-clapping ladies and a cameo from Sean Paul.

2 Chainz is currently on his “2 G.O.O.D. to Be T.R.U. Tour” with Pusha T and August Alsina, which wraps March 24 in Washington, D.C.

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