The rapper also shared some thoughts on the meaning of "trap".
2 Chainz just dropped his collaborative album with Lil Wayne, Collegrove, last week, and today he stopped by Wendy Williams show to talk about the project, the definition of trap music, and of course, the heartbreaking passing of his friend and Street Execs associate, Bankroll Fresh.
The rapper started his appearance off by explaining that the album is more of his own dedication to Lil Wayne, rather than a fully collaborative project, which explains how he was able to put the album out through Def Jam (though he mentioned he has a great relationship with Cash Money). “[Wayne is] like my brother, my friend, actually my favorite rapper. I just felt like it was time to put out a project or for somebody to just acknowledge that he had a lot to do with moving the culture to where it is now,” he said.
Chainz then addressed Wendy's confusion about trap music, giving her a brief rundown of the rap style that's been getting so much attention. “They have a new trap music where it’s kind of sort of like EDM, but the trap music that I talk about speaks of things that go on inside the neighborhoods of Atlanta, Georgia, where you come from," he explained. "I always tell people, if I was from Denver, I would probably know how to ski, but I’m from Atlanta, so I know how to trap.”
Before he left, the rapper addressed the death of Bankroll, sharing some kind words about the charimatic rapper. “He was an authentic trap rapper from Atlanta, who touched many lives and lit up every room he went to,” he shared. “It was super unfortunate, super unnecessary, super senseless. And it just made me want to step up and use my platform for more positivity.”
Watch the full interview below.