Underrated: "He's Very Dangerous & He Knows What He's Doing"
Thursday, Oct 20, 2011 12:15AM
[From Tity 2 Chainz: With Tity Boi a.k.a. 2 Chainz catching our attention after his appearance in the BET Hip-Hop Awards '11 cypher, this week SOHH is featuring entertainment personalities giving underrated props to the Atlanta rapper. After Drumma Boy gaveTity Boi the title, Nitti Beatz and DJ Holiday speak on why the artist reincarnated as 2 Chainz is crowned SOHH Underrated.]
Nitti Beatz: I think 2 Chainz is a very talented rapper ... he's somebody that's been in the game for a while and by him coming up in the Ludacris camp [Disturbing Tha Peace], he's knows how the business is supposed to go. I think [musically] dude is very dangerous right now: Everybody wants that new thing, and to the public, he's got that new [flavor] because everyone knows him as being part of the group, Playaz Circle, but now he's 2 Chainz.
I think he's very dangerous and he knows what he's doing.
He's finally starting to get his recognition and he's a very smart guy. Very smart guy and passionate about his music.
DJ Holiday:I personally think 2 Chainz has that "it" factor. He has that swag and that appeal that people pretty much expect from an artist. I think everybody knows him from "Duffle Bag Boy" with Lil Wayne, but now he's solo.
I went to his studio a couple weeks ago and listened to a couple of his records and I fell in love with the music, man. I always call a spade a spade and pretty much, he's gonna be the guy who gravitates to the next level.
I knew Young Jeezy was gonna be a star. I knew Gucci Mane was gonna be a star. I think once 2 Chainz gets that push he needs he'll be one and the people are gonna see it.
You can call me a year from now and say, "Holiday, you were right."
Nitti Beatz is a Grammy-nominated producer from Georgia. In addition to starting his own record label in 2007, he has worked alongside artists 8Ball and MJG and Yung Joc. DJ Holiday is a frequent collaborator with some of rap's most popular acts including Gucci Mane, T.I., Nicki Minaj and others. In addition to his mixtape series, Holiday was also the official DJ for the 2011 BET Hip Hop Awards.
Check out 2 Chainz spitting alongside Busta, Reek da Villian and Ludacris in the 2011 BET Cypher: