Atlanta rapper 2 Chainz recently discussed the make up of his upcoming untitled sophomore album and the approach he made sure to take following last year’s Based On A T.R.U. Story success.
Chainz confirmed his upcoming effort would arrive around mid-September and promised to sprinkle some unexpected goodies on the LP.
“As far as my album, it’s dropping September 10th,” Chainz confirmed in an interview. “That approach may be a little bit different. I think I took steps foward. I don’t think I capped out as far as having a glass ceilig. I definitely showed growth. I definitely showed progress. I have some more entertaining features on there, you know I like to keep that element of surprise, keep that hip-hop alive, that feel. Great producers, I never thought I’d have a chance to work with. I reached out — it’s my sophomore album, I feel good about it. I definitely have more fans than I did the last time. So it should be a cool little journey.” (Revolt TV)
Music producer Pharrell Williams recently discussed putting together Chainz’s new “Feds Watching” anthem.
“He had a room full of all his folks and they were all in the zone,” Pharrell recalled, explaining the atmosphere he walked into. “I [was] absorbing the air and the vibe, the tone, the pacing because everybody there was pretty much on a similar page. Immediately I started working on what that [vibe] felt like to me and that there’s where the loop of the beat [came from]. It’s that ’80s ska, reggae, glass-of-wine type of feel. I just put the drums up under it and it just happened that way.” (MTV)
The Georgia rapper recently downplayed the idea of needing to switch up his content on the new album.
The six-foot-five giant with the strange look and the twisted humor (Money talk, you ain’t got none / End of discussion) is hip-hop’s most in-demand MC, thanks to his tawdry, spit-take-funny two-beat punch lines. “There’s nothing new under the sun,” Chainz says about the lyrics for his second album, out this summer. “Everyone’s sold dope, f*cked bitches, popped champagne, shot guns. I’ll take the extra minutes to do it a new way.” (GQ)
He initially announced the project’s release date last month.
“FEATURES ON HAULT… NEW ALBUM ON THE WAY SEPTEMBER TENTH!!!!,” he tweeted May 24th.
“RT @KarenCivil: 2 Chainz is releasing his new LP Sept 10th!” (2 Chainz’s Twitter)
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