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.”