G.O.O.D Music’s John Legend recently gave his thoughts on the rap game and how unexpected collaborations, like his multiple joint Rick Ross records, can blossom into all-time classics.
Asked for his take on a possible 2 Chainz collaboration later down the line, Legend said anything is possible with rap.
“You never know. Hip-hop is one of the most free art forms there is. There’s so many sounds you can use, so many things you can bring in. You never know, man. I bet years ago people would’ve never said they would hear me with Rick Ross, and we did four classic songs together.” (Complex)
Recently, Chainz revealed his intention to turn in a sophomore album to 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)
Last summer, the Atlanta rapper explained what has held up a potential G.O.O.D. Music signing.
“I’ve talked to [Kanye West] 1,000 times about trying to make this situation work for the both of us, so it won’t feel like anyone is getting used or anything. I’m in a position in life where I like talking about things like that. I came from a situation with DTP, being under Luda, where I got a phobia. Sometimes when an artist signs another artist, they’re so worried about themselves. And with ‘Ye, he helps everybody.” (Complex)
Despite rumors and speculation, Chainz denied signing to Kanye West’s growing label last May.
“He just said I’m good, like I’m ill. But we was talking and I think I was jeopardizing my brand sometimes by doing the homeboy special,” Chainz said, referring to his knack for hooking artists up with guest features. “So I think he felt like we should just put that out there that we ain’t doing no more of that — I would have done almost anything a couple months ago, and it was all about really reaching out because I still will, I’m still grounded, but it made sense for me to slow down a little bit being that I got an album coming out August 14th. I’m still working on that — I’m just trying to focus on 2 Chainz a little more.” (Bootleg Kev)