2 Chainz

May
5
New Music: 2 Chainz – ‘Freebase’ [EP]

Freebase

Before he delivers the sequel to B.O.A.T.S. II, 2 Chainz takes it back to the trap with his free EP Freebase.

The seven street-minded tracks, which he dedicates to his fans, include appearances from Lil Boosie, Rick Ross, A$AP Rocky, Ty Dolla $ign, and Cap 1, with production from Mike WiLL Made It, Street Symphony, Honorable C.N.O.T.E., Young Chop, and Metro Boomin.

“It has been a minute since the release of my album B.O.A.T.S. II: Me Time and I wanted to give something special to my fans while I record my follow-up album,” said 2 Chainz. “This is a taste of what is to come, and is most importantly, for them.”

Stream/download Freebase below.

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May
2
New Music: 2 Chainz f/ Lil Boosie – ‘Wuda Cuda Shuda’

Wuda Cuda Shuda

In anticipation of his fan-oriented EP Freebase, 2 Chainz teams with Lil Boosie on the first offering, “Wuda Cuda Shuda.” The rappers call out the fakes and the phonies on the Mike WiLL Made It-produced street anthem.

“You a wuda cuda shuda ass ni**a,” declares 2 Chainz before Boosie puts them on blast.

The seven tracks, which mark a return to his hardcore, street-flavored rap, also include collaborations with Rick Ross, A$AP Rocky, Ty Dolla $ign, and Cap 1, plus production from Street Symphony, Honorable C.N.O.T.E., Young Chop, and Metro Boomin.

Freebase will be available to download on Monday at 7 p.m. EST.

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Apr
26
New Music: DJ Snake & Lil Jon f/ Juicy J, 2 Chainz, & French Montana – ‘Turn Down for What (Remix)’

Turn Down for What (Remix)

DJ Snake and Lil Jon are taking the turn up to the next level. The hitmakers give their raucous hit, which is currently No. 7 on the Billboard Hot 100, a club-ready remix with some help from the hip-hop trifecta of Juicy J, 2 Chainz, and French Montana, who inject shots of adrenaline over the spastic beat.

Turn it all the way up.

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Apr
24
Tracklisting: 2 Chainz – ‘Freebase’

Freebase

2 Chainz takes it back to the trap with his EP Freebase. Due May 5, the fan-oriented project marks a return to his hardcore, street-flavored rap, and serves as a prelude to his upcoming third album.

The seven tracks include collaborations with Lil Boosie, Rick Ross, A$AP Rocky, Ty Dolla $ign, and Cap 1, with production from Mike WiLL Made It, Street Symphony, Honorable C.N.O.T.E., Young Chop, and Metro Boomin.

“It has been a minute since the release of my album B.O.A.T.S. II: Me Time and I wanted to give something special to my fans while I record my follow-up album,” said 2 Chainz. “This is a taste of what is to come, and is most importantly, for them.”

See the tracklisting below.

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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 seven 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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