Atlanta rapper 2 Chainz has confirmed buzz and speculation of former Bad Boy Records star Ma$e landing a guest spot on his upcoming Based On A T.R.U. Story 2: Me Time album.
According to Chainz, fans can expect a slightly throwback version of the rapper-turned-pastor on their joint effort.
“Murda Ma$e,” Chainz said referencing Ma$e’s appearance on the album. “I just think it’s truthful Ma$e. I ain’t heard him do this before so I gotta keep this. This was like a diary Ma$e. Like, he just let us read a page out of his diary, on this particular song. It’s called ‘Beautiful Pain,’ produced by C-Note, it’s kind of a feel-good record, it’s not ratchet as people would think most of my records are. … Me and Ma$e do have a record on the album, I’m definitely excited about people hearing that record.” (Power 106 FM)
A new tracklisting for Chainz’s LP surfaced online last month and revealed a collaboration track called “Beautiful Pain” featuring Ma$e and R&B singer Lloyd.
1. “Fork” (prod. by Mike WiLL Made It and Eardrummers) 2. “36? (prod. by Crak King) 3. “Feds Watching” (prod. by Pharrell) 4. “Where You Been?” (prod. by Mike WiLL Made It) 5. “I Do It” feat. Drake and Lil Wayne (prod. by D. Rich and Wonder) 6. “Used 2? (prod. by Mannie Fresh) 7. “Netflix” feat. Fergie (prod. by Honorable C.N.O.T.E.) 8. “Extra” feat. Rich Homie Quan (prod. by Wonder) 9. “U Da Realest” (prod. by Drumma Boy) 10. “Beautiful Pain” feat. Lloyd and Ma$e (prod. by Honorable C.N.O.T.E.) 11. “So We Can Live” feat. T-Pain (prod. by DJ Montay and J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League) 12. “Mainstream Ratchet” (prod. by Lil Korey) 13. “Black Unicorn” feat. Chrisette Michele and SunniPatterson (prod. by DJ Toomp) 14. “Outroduction” (prod. by StreetRunner) Deluxe Edition 15. “Employee of the Month” (prod. by Diplo and FKi) 16. “Live and Learn (It Will)” feat. Dolla Boy and Pusha-T (prod. by V Don) 17. “Livin” feat. IAMSU! (prod. by League of Starz) (B.O.A.T.S II: Me Time)
Earlier the same month, Young Money’s Drake expressed an interest in inking the former Bad Boy.
“Funny enough, me and Ma$e have just been talking about what the future holds, about what he wants to do and anything is possible man. I told Ma$e, ‘You’re Ma$e, at the end of the day so I don’t think you should end up on anybody else’s label. … I would love to be involved. I know Kanye took an interest in Ma$e as well, because Ma$e is like the original fly guy that made it all look extremely fun, dancing. … There’s a lot of rappers who get out there and take themselves super serious and it’s not fun like that. They don’t laugh. Those guys got out there and proved why there are who they are. Two kings doing what they were born to do. I’d love to work with Ma$e to be honest. I told him, ‘man I hope tonight’s not our last conversation.’ It’s been cool, we kicked it and just went out and and got something to eat.” (RapFix)
Last month, Deuce’s new cover art surfaced across the Internet.
Awww man, its almost time for 2 Chainz to get the clubs hyped again as he gears up to drop his new album, B.O.A.T.S II: Me Time. Today the ATLien is back with the cover art for his upcoming album, which is another example in simplistic beauty. The cover features nothing but two large link necklaces, zoomed in upon, and shining in all their glory. You may recall his debut album cover which featured only two chains, fittingly, well this is much of the same. The project drops on September 10th, so get your sharpie out and mark the calendar. (Stupid Dope)
B.O.A.T.S. 2: Me Time is slated to drop Tuesday, September 10.
Check out 2 Chainz’s interview: