Def Jam’s 2 Chainz recently talked about collaborating with longtime pal Drake for their “Big Amount” single and how their in-studio session stemmed from a strip club run-in.

According to Deuce, he immediately hit up Drizzy when he learned about his Atlanta whereabouts a few months ago.

“I haven’t been in the studio with Drake since we did “All Me” in Atlanta a couple of years ago. He was in town for a couple hours. He was actually at the strip club that was around the street from my studio, so I just went to rock with him. I was like ‘Yo, bro I’m like walking distance from here.’ So he pulled up, and we got a couple of records done that night.” (Complex)

Chainz also explained the significance of linking with Drake face-to-face.

“It was something that I actually missed. Dude is at the top tier of his game. I’m very competitive. I like working—period. To get in the room with one of the top dudes in the game, it’s just a dope experience. Not only that, he’s one of my day unos, one of my partners. We’ve been rocking with each other since the “I Am Music” tour with Lil Wayne. To watch each other grow and do what we’ve done for our families and friends, it was no pressure. There was a lot of smoke and bottles and it was just a good vibe. And the song is unique—I don’t think we should do the same thing twice. Lightning doesn’t strike the same place twice.” (Complex)

Last week, Deuce went to Instagram and revealed a personal conversation he had with Drake.


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In late March, Deuce talked about still wanting to knock-out a collaboration with rap mogul Jay Z.

“Jay Z,” Chainz said when asked what hip-hop artist he immediately needs to collaborate with. “Yup. You know, we see each other. I’m one of those people whose rapped for a long time before anyone even knew [me]. I’m not like, ‘Let’s do a cipher. Let’s go to the studio right now.’ I don’t even know how to do that with rappers. It’s just gotta kind of happen. ‘Book some time and vibe.’ I don’t even know how to do it. … Rappers are awkward to me. We are stupid geniuses. So when I’m in a room full of rappers, you kind of just wait until they be like, ‘Let me get your number’ or ‘Give me your email,’ or you just don’t. You let it come to you. That’s what it is. You just let it come to you. With the Jay Z thing, I do know he’s worked with a lot of artists from Atlanta, whether it be Jeezy, T.I., so that’s the exciting part. He gave a Southern artist a shot and [we] followed some of the same footsteps as far as a young drug dealer turned into an entrepreneur. That kind of path. That’s kind of exciting to me.” (Power 106)