News: 2 Chainz Points Out Some Potentially Damaging 'B.O.A.T.S II' Lyrics: "It's Almost A Cuss Word"
Monday, Jul 29, 2013 9:31AM
Atlanta rapper 2 Chainz recently talked about his upcoming Based On A T.R.U. Story II: Me Time solo album and why lines on songs like "Feds Watching" caught producer Pharrell Williams' attention.
Chainz noted a couple rhymes which could potentially land him in hot water.
On it, Chainz says that he'll "put that rocket on that mother----in' prosecutor." The song has been out since June and is climbing up the Billboard song chart. So far, no one has publicly expressed a problem with the lyric, but it was enough to make producer Pharrell Williams think twice. "It actually was brought up. Pharrell brought it up, and then the label brought it up," 2 Chainz told Sway. "Anything dealing with harming someone like that -- an official -- they not goin' for it. It's almost a cuss word; you almost can't say it, because this is a government official." There's another lyric on B.O.A.T.S. II that has Chainz worried: "I said, 'I blew myself up like a Unabomber,' " he explained, revealing a song lyric on an unspecified song. (MTV)
The Atlanta rap veteran also spoke on the perception of freedom of speech.
"One end, you want to talk about the first amendment, you want to talk about freedom of speech, but on the other end, everything is so delicate, you cannot say anything," 2 Chainz said. "What hasn't happened is that we all haven't stepped up and taken a stand on, 'We just gonna have freedom of speech.' Everything is so delicate, from homosexuality to these diseases that people can't control, to where, when you're just trying to be slightly creative and just try to use a metaphor in a different way that people can appreciate, maybe laugh about, it's taken out of context the wrong way." (MTV)
Recently, Chainz revealed the project is finished and would have around 14 to 15 tracks.
"No that's pretty much done. I'm just finishing up the mixing. I'm adding a few samples, taking away a few samples. I'm still arranging the album too and also getting the credits right to make that side of the business is taken care of. [Who's on the album?] I'm not telling you. ... Actually, I will tell you I got Pharrell on there." (Village Voice)
Earlier this year, the ATL rapper downplayed the idea of needing to switch up his content on the upcoming release.
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)
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