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2 Chainz Gives Back for the Holidays

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2 Chainz is sharing his good fortune with others. The “Feds Watching” rapper spent Christmas giving back to his community. In his latest vlog, entitled “Give the Way That You Receive,” he spreads some holiday cheer at his annual toy giveaway.

In partnership with his T.R.U. Foundation, he hosted a basketball tournament at his old high school and his annual charity concert, where he collected toys. He then loaded a U-Haul with the toys and passed them out to young kids in the College Park Projects.

“My work ethic is due to the fact that I lost my pops,” said 2 Chainz, whose father passed away on Christmas Day. “I don’t like to sit around, be stagnant, doing nothing, wasting talent that God gave me, so I had to keep going before I start daydreaming and thinking about my pops.”

On February 4, 2 Chainz will kick off his “2 Good to Be T.R.U. Tour” in Boston with supporting acts Pusha T and August Alsina.

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New Music: 2 Chainz & Lil Wayne – ‘Twerk Season’

Twerk Season

‘Tis the season for twerking. 2 Chainz and Lil Wayne turn up for the holidays on “Twerk Season,” which the Atlanta rapper previewed last night at the 4th Annual Street Execs Christmas Concert in ATL.

“Twerk, twerk, bitch, twerk!” commands 2 Chainz on the rattling production.

The rappers are rumored to be working on a joint album for release next year.

In related news, 2 Chainz was charged with obstruction following his police standoff in Oklahoma in August. “So the fact that OKC is charging me with obstruction months after pulling my bus over And finding nothing lets me know the devil is busy,” he tweeted.

Turn up and twerk around the Christmas tree.

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Video: 2 Chainz – ‘U Da Realest’

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2 Chainz pays tribute to “Puerto Rican Johnny” in the video for “U Da Realest,” a cut off B.O.A.T.S. II: #METIME. The Atlanta rapper waves the Puerto Rican flag at a barbecue as he remembers his late friend, who passed away in a car crash last year. Johnny, the former CEO of Kut Da Check Racing, was a fixture on the street racing scene.

On February 4, 2 Chainz will kick off his 21-city “2 Good to Be T.R.U. Tour” in Boston with Pusha T and August Alsina.

See him salute his fallen soldier in the emotional clip.

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2 Chainz Announces ‘2 Good to Be T.R.U. Tour’ with Pusha T, August Alsina

2 Good to Be T.R.U. Tour

2 Chainz has toured with Drake, Lil Wayne, and Nicki Minaj, and now he’s set to kick off 2014 with his own headlining tour.

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R. Kelly and 2 Chainz Perform on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’

R. Kelly

R. Kelly turned up the heat in Hollywood during his performance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” The R&B icon hit the outdoor stage to perform a medley of his Black Panties singles. While sitting on a stool, a masked Kellz recreated his album cover by playing the violin on one of his dancers and singing his slow jam “Genius.” He then segued into his anthem “My Story,” bringing out 2 Chainz to perform his verse.

He also sat down for an interview, where he discussed his fear of flying, writing his song “Remote Control,” and album title.

“It was an inspiration I had while doing a show,” said Kellz of Black Panties. “I was singing a song called ‘It Seems Like You’re Ready’ and panties started flying out of everywhere. It was like my Teddy Pendergrass moment. But then this one particular pair, I think it was a medium, came just from the right of me and it landed on my microphone, and I looked at that like that was a sign.”

He said that a Black Panties book is also in the works as well as a TV version of “Trapped in the Closet” and a Broadway play.

Kellz, who used to sing on the street, also performed his ode to McDonald’s. “McDonald’s is the place for you, when your day is through, you can go to McDonald’s and get yourself a Big Mac,” he sang.

Watch his serenade to fast food and more below.

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New Music: Jeezy f/ Rocko & 2 Chainz – ‘Benihana’


While Jeezy wages war against his label, the rapper continues to release new music. Just days after dropping “Foul Play,” the CTE boss cooks up a collaboration with fellow ATLiens Rocko and 2 Chainz on the D. Rich-produced “Benihana.”

Jeezy has threatened to leak his new album. “Lucian and Barry boss up,” he tweeted, referring to his UMG/IDJ label executives. “If Def Jam don’t get this right y’all got an early xmas gift #myfans.”

Meanwhile, his mixtape It’s Tha World, Vol. 2 is set to arrive on Nov. 27.

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Kanye West and 2 Chainz Perform at Leonardo DiCaprio’s Birthday

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Leonardo DiCaprio celebrated his 39th birthday with some help from hip-hop’s biggest stars. Kanye West and 2 Chainz provided the entertainment at the actor’s star-studded bash at TAO Downtown in NYC over the weekend.

Around 100 of his closest friends including Martin Scorsese, Orlando Bloom, Alex Rodriguez, Derek Jeter, and Busta Rhymes gathered for dinner followed by the concert.

“I am from Atlanta, Georgia, and I’m happy to motherfu**in’ be here,” said 2 Chainz. “Shout out to my brother Leo.”

He performed hits including “I’m Different” and “Feds Watching,” and brought the birthday boy on stage before serenading him with “Birthday Song.”

“Honored to say I had a chance to perform for Leonardo Dicaprio at his bday party s/o to Yeezy,” he tweeted.

With Kim Kardashian by his side, ‘Ye performed crowd favorites including “Don’t Like,” “Gold Digger,” and “New Slaves,” and joined 2 Chainz for “Mercy.”

The event raised a reported $3 million for the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation.

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