News: 2 Chainz Wants To Shut Critics' Traps Up Once & For All
Friday, Mar 8, 2013 2:00PM
Atlanta rapper 2 Chainz recently vowed to put his all into an untitled sophomore solo album and silence his critics for good on the follow-up to last year's Grammy-nominated Based On A T.R.U. Story.
Last night (March 7), Chainz reacted to landing at No. 2 on MTV's annual "Hottest MCs in the Game" list and promised to up the ante on his next LP.
"Thanks MTV , headed to the lab ...," Chainz tweeted March 7th.
"Next album will hush all the critics that the 1st album didn't..."
"Def a blessing.... Always wanted to be mentioned on that list" (2 Chainz's Twitter)
Last fall, the rapper formerly known as "Tity Boi" revealed plans to turn his next album in by April.
"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)
Summer 2012's Based On A T.R.U. Story even received support from rap star Lil Wayne who delayed his Dedication 4 mixtape to keep the spotlight on Chainz.
"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)
Outside of music-making, Chainz recently revealed an interest in taking acting seriously.
Now he's thinking about what comes next; his second album is in the works, but 2 Chainz says something in the movie realm is also possible. "It sounds like a world I could be part of," he acknowledges. "We've got a couple of scripts we're looking at. We've got a couple endorsements. We've been looking at contracts, (publishing) deals. We have a few things going on in our small little world. "I'm just taking it one day at a time. My team is focused. We're still trying to make an impact in different things. I don't want to limit myself, so just be expecting some more from 2 Chainz." (Contra Costa Times)