2 Chainz

Nov
11
Video: 2 Chainz – ‘Fork’

2 Chainz

What if 2 Chainz never made it as a rapper? The platinum MC dreams of another possible outcome in the video for “Fork.”

In the Parris Stewart-directed clip, he envisions himself in his former job as a drug dealer. Instead of a mansion, he’s living in a bug-infested house, and sees his homeboys cooking up crack in the kitchen.

The Mike WiLL Made-It-produced song appears on his sophomore album B.O.A.T.S. II: #METIME, which debuted at No. 3 in September.

Step back in time with 2 Chainz.

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Nov
8
2 Chainz Turns Up at Moët Rosé Lounge

2 Chainz

The champagne was flowing as 2 Chainz hosted the Moët Rosé Lounge in Miami on Thursday. Following events with Ciara in Houston and Big Sean in Los Angeles, the dapper rapper presided over the black-tie celebration at the Delano South Beach.

He was presented with a $5000 Moët Nectar Impérial Rosé Leopard Luxury Edition Methuselah bottle and toasted with fellow celebrities including Teyana Taylor, Timbaland, and Rico Love.

Following the presentation, 2 Chainz entertained the VIP crowd with his hit singles “I’m Different,” “No Lie,” and “Birthday Song.”

See more pics from the turn up below.

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Oct
26
Chris Brown, Meek Mill, Kendrick Lamar, & Nicki Minaj Perform at Philly Powerhouse

Chris Brown

Hip-hop and R&B’s biggest stars came together for Power 99′s Powerhouse 2013 in Philadelphia on Friday. The star-studded concert included performances from Chris Brown, Kendrick Lamar, Wale, Big Sean, 2 Chainz, K. Michelle, Mario, Ace Hood, Sevyn Streeter, and Philly’s own Meek Mill.

The MMG rapper put on for his hometown by bringing out Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross, Jadakiss, and French Montana during his headlining set.

Despite his tweet from earlier in the day (“Aye @kendricklamar ima show you who king on this side at powerhouse Friday!”), he shrugged off any beef between him and the Compton MC.

“Me and Kendrick, we cool guys,” Meek told Mina SayWhat backstage. “When I see Kendrick, we smile and laugh about it. No negative stuff.”

Chris Brown ripped the Wells Fargo Center with his hits including “Fine China” and “Love More,” while 2 Chainz turned up with Big Sean for “All Me.”

In addition to burning up the stage, the Atlanta rapper is also cooking up a potential culinary show. “People have approached me. We’ll see,” said 2 Chainz, whose sophomore album B.O.A.T.S. II includes a cookbook.

Check out footage from Philly’s big night below.

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Oct
15
New Music: DJ Khaled f/ Big Sean, Rick Ross, French Montana, 2 Chainz, Meek Mill, Ace Hood, & Timbaland – ‘You Don’t Want These Problems’

You Don't Want These Problems

DJ Khaled assembles a star-studded team for his latest release “You Don’t Want These Problems” featuring Big Sean, Rick Ross, French Montana, 2 Chainz, Meek Mill, Ace Hood, and Timbaland.

His album Suffering From Success drops Oct. 22.

Cue up their posse cut below.

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Oct
13
Video: 2 Chainz – ‘Used 2′

Turk, Lil Wayne, Juvenile, and 2 Chainz

2 Chainz takes over New Orleans in the nostalgic video for “Used 2,” directed by Marc Klasfeld. The Atlanta rapper was joined by members of the Hot Boys including Lil Wayne, Juvenile, and Turk (B.G. is currently behind bars) during his visit to the 7th Ward.

While sporting a “Free B.G.” T-shirt, he turns up in the streets with the ’90s hip-hop group and watches as a twerking session breaks out.

“We just tryna get that whole Hot Boys feel again,” 2 Chainz told Rap-Up TV. “You always want to put the landscaping behind the actual authenticity of the record.”

The Mannie Fresh-produced song is the latest single off his sophomore album B.O.A.T.S. II: #METIME, which debuted at No. 3 last month.

Head to NOLA with 2 Chainz and the Hot Boys.

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Oct
10
2 Chainz Dishes #MEALTIME on ‘The Chew’

Mario Batali and 2 Chainz

From the studio to the kitchen, 2 Chainz whipped up his healthy recipes with the cast of ABC’s “The Chew” on Wednesday. With help from chef Mario Batali, the “Feds Watching” rapper made crab cakes and mango salsa from his B.O.A.T.S. II: #METIME cookbook. While he wasn’t wearing his Versace apron, he did eat out of 24k gold spoons.

“We cook a lot of this stuff while the tour bus is actually moving,” said 2 Chainz, who doesn’t eat beef or pork and shops at Whole Foods.

He also revealed the ingredients to his special #METIME sauce made of mayonnaise, mustard, Old Bay seasoning, and barbecue sauce. In between bites of crab cakes, he shared his favorite guest verse.

“One of my favorite features would probably be ‘Mercy’ with Kanye West. It kinda took me over the top,” said 2 Chainz.

The co-hosts also did dramatic readings from his cookbook, while he played judge.

Watch 2 Chainz chop it up on daytime TV.

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Oct
10
Lil Wayne, Big Sean, 2 Chainz, & Pharrell Read Mean Tweets on ‘Kimmel’

Pharrell

Prior to Kanye West’s appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” Kimmel aired a hilarious skit that even Yeezus could laugh at.

In “Mean Tweets – Music Edition,” some of music’s biggest stars read some actual tweets they’ve received aloud. John Legend was accused of crying during sex, Lil Wayne was called a crabapple, and Pharrell was compared to a sewer rat (Ouch!).

2 Chainz didn’t take too kindly to being compared to Whoopi Goldberg. “Get the fuck outta here,” he said in response.

Watch artists including Katy Perry, Ke$ha, Selena Gomez, John Mayer, and more react to their haters on Twitter.

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