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2 Chainz Reunites Hot Boys in ‘Used 2’ Video

2 Chainz and Hot Boys

2 Chainz brought out the Hot Boys while shooting a video for his new single “Used 2″ on Wednesday. The Atlanta rapper was joined by members of the ’90s hip-hop group including Lil Wayne, Juvenile, and Turk (B.G. is currently behind bars) during his visit to the 7th Ward of New Orleans.

“We turnUP today in the 7 th ward ,Hot boy shit #freeB.G.,” tweeted 2 Chainz.

He pays homage to the group on the Mannie Fresh-produced song off B.O.A.T.S. II: #METIME. “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.”

Watch 2 Chainz and the Hot Boys get down to the NOLA beat.

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2 Chainz Pays Homage to Hot Boys in ‘Used 2’ Video

Hot on the heels of “Feds Watching” and “Where U Been?” 2 Chainz is readying a new single off his sophomore album B.O.A.T.S. II: #METIME. On Wednesday, he will head to New Orleans to shoot a video for the Mannie Fresh-produced “Used 2” featuring members of the ’90s hip-hop group who inspired the song.

“We just tryna get that whole Hot Boys feel again,” the Atlanta MC told Rap-Up TV. “I’m definitely tryna get Juvie there, a few other people if they come.”

He wanted to ensure that the visuals captured the song’s NOLA roots. “You always want to put the landscaping behind the actual authenticity of the record,” said 2 Chainz.

Legendary New Orleans producer Mannie Fresh crafted the beat using an iPad. “I remember saying, ‘OK badass, let me see you put it on this computer so I can rap on it,’ and he did, and now it’s a single.”

2 Chainz Performs ‘Black Unicorn’ with Chrisette Michele on ‘Arsenio’

Arsenio and 2 Chainz

2 Chainz had late night all the way turnt up during his appearance on “The Arsenio Hall Show” on Monday. Looking fresh in all white, the Atlanta rapper performed his B.O.A.T.S. II: #METIME cut “Black Unicorn” with some help from Chrisette Michele and a pregnant Sunni Patterson.

“The concept behind ‘Black Unicorn’ is something that’s rare, something that’s never been seen in story books, something that’s never been projected,” he told Arsenio. “I felt like I defined what a black unicorn was, something that’s never been here before, never been seen before. People look at it different sometimes, but I’m special.”

During his chat with Arsenio, he also spoke about excelling in high school (no less than Bs) and how his music has changed because of his new lifestyle.

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Video: Tyga f/ 2 Chainz – ‘Hijack’


Tyga gets animated with 2 Chainz in the Colin Tilley-directed video for “Hijack,” a cut off Hotel California.

The Young Money rapper sends his pack of vicious blunt-smoking wolves to kill the bad guys and steal all the strippers in the city. 2 Chainz plays a mad scientist, who mixes up a potent potion that attracts all the women.

See T-Raww unleash the beasts in the twisted tale.

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New Music: Nelly f/ 2 Chainz – ’100K’


After remixing “Feds Watching,” Nelly grabs 2 Chainz for “100K,” one of the many collaborations on his upcoming album M.O., due Sept. 30. The St. Louis rapper boasts about his paper over a grandiose beat, while 2 Chainz lays down a luxurious verse.

In addition to 2 Chainz, M.O. features appearances from Future, Nelly Furtado, Nicki Minaj, Trey Songz, Wiz Khalifa, and Florida Georgia Line.

Listen to their get-money anthem below.

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Ciara, Diddy, Nas, Rick Ross, & 2 Chainz Celebrate Fight Night in Las Vegas


After the fight, it’s the after party. Following Floyd Mayweather, Jr.’s victory over Canelo Alvarez on Saturday, the stars turned up in Las Vegas with parties all over the Strip.

Ciara made a quick trip to the Prada store to grab a fresh pair of kicks before heading to The Bank at the Bellagio. The stylish singer, whose bags didn’t make it onto the plane, put up her dukes while sporting a “Lover Not a Fighter” sweatshirt.

The Ciroc was flowing freely as Diddy (who lost $1 million to Rick Ross in a dice game) hosted an after party at the Palms Pool, with guests including Rozay, Tyga, Bow Wow, and 2 Chainz, who was dressed in all white.

After his star-studded bash in New York, a tuxedo-clad Nas celebrated his actual 40th birthday at a pre-fight party with LL Cool J and Busta Rhymes before heading to TAO for the grand finale.

See more pics from fight night below.

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2 Chainz Talks Album Sales, Gucci Mane’s Rant, & Legal Woes on ‘The Breakfast Club’

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2 Chainz capped off his release week with a visit to Power 105.1’s “The Breakfast Club” on Friday. The Atlanta rapper, who celebrated his 36th birthday this week, sat down with Charlamagne Tha God, Angela Yee, and DJ Envy to discuss his new album B.O.A.T.S. II #METIME, tour bus standoff, his friend Gucci Mane’s Twitter rant, and staying true to the trap.

His album is expected to sell 55-60,000 copies in its first week, while his 2012 debut Based on a T.R.U. Story charted at No. 1 with 147,000. So how does he feel about the sales predictions?

Hear 2 Chainz tell the truth.

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