News: 2 Chainz Locks In Deadline, Preps For Sophomore Jinx Challenge
Friday, Nov 2, 2012 12:37PM
Atlanta rapper 2 Chainz appears unfazed by the music industry's infamous "sophomore jinx" fear and has already started putting in work for a follow-up to last summer's Based on a T.R.U. Story debut.
With three songs in the bank, Chainz hopes to have the LP turned into Def Jam by next spring.
"I'm trying to turn in my album by April of next year," 2 Chainz told MTV News after performing at Philadelphia's Powerhouse concert on Friday night. "It won't come out then but I'm at least trying to turn it in and set up for more tours because we enjoy doing live shows, so be looking out for more of that from the crew." So far, 2 Chainz has banked less than a handful of new songs, but he's already got at least one solid feature locked down. "I have three songs already recorded and I have one feature on the song," he revealed. "I don't wanna put that out [yet]; you gotta wait, but it's dope." (MTV)
To date, the rapper's official solo effort has pushed out over 350,000 copies.
Atlanta rapper 2 Chainz's Based on a T.R.U. Story received an eight-spot boost to No. 27 with 12,000. After a solid seven weeks on store shelves, the LP has sold 354,000 records. (SOHH Sales Wrap)
Back in August, the Atlanta-based rapper thanked his supporters for helping the LP topple its competition on the sales chart.
"Get the #1 album Based On A T.R.U. Story on Itunes http://smarturl.it/btsdlxit," he tweeted August 21st.
"Thank each and. Every one of you that helped me have the NUMBER 1 album n kuntry"
"NUMBRE UNO" (2 Chainz's Twitter)
The album even received support from rap star Lil Wayne who delayed his Dedication 4 mixtape to keep the spotlight on Chainz last summer.
"I know I was supposed to drop that Dedication 4 tonight - but listen, my homeboy 2 Chainz just dropped his album yesterday. That's my real, real, real good homeboy right there and I refuse to put any attention on me when the spotlight, everybody's eyes, everybody's attention and everybody's focus should be on my n*gga 2 Chainz's album Based On A T.R.U. Story. So therefore I ain't giving you b*tches Dedication 4 yet. I'ma give it to ya'll in another week or so. But I ain't gonna lie, I ain't finished that motherf*cker. I've been skating and sh*t, falling and sh*t and all that type of sh*t, but I'll give it to you like, next week. Stop trippin' pimp." (Bread Over Bed)
Check out some recent 2 Chainz footage below: