2 Chainz gives some details on his new single "No Lie," and how the record came together.
[2 Chainz- "No Lie" Feat. Drake]
On the Drake feature, 2 Chainz says, "We had been talking. A lot of the features that I do for myself, I put a lot of thought into them and it’s about what makes sense. I use this example all the time. I would never put Snoop Dogg on a drinking record, because he likes to smoke. Sometimes, people force features together and that doesn’t seem right to me," he said. "So communicating with Drake and just trying to come up with a record, for me, I gotta be comfortable doing records if it’s a feature from somebody for me. I gotta be comfortable with them doing the record when they're not there."
"So I picked the beat and did my verse. I didn’t really give him direction but I kinda told him, ‘Little melody,’ you know what I mean? Him being down with me and my campaign, like Wayne, they're really intelligent artists as well," 2 Chainz continued. "Drizzy is aware of my campaign being true and being all about real, and he just applied it and it made it a more natural song."
He explained it had to beat he would want to perform, because he loves entertaining, "It had to be a beat that I wanted to perform. I like performing and entertaining. I didn’t want to be something that was jamming but I didn’t like performing," 2 Chainz continued, "So this is a combination of a high energy performance record mixed with a club feel and it gets a little radio."
Watch the full interview below.