Behind The Beat: Mr. 2-17
Mr. 2-17 is Atlanta through-and-through, but despite being only 21 years old, he's not all that concerned with the music coming out of the region today. Hailing from the Eastside of the city known as Zone 6, the young artist grew up in the same area as rap icons like Future and Gucci Mane, but his obsession with ATL rap dates a little further back.
2 Chainz Previews Track With Zaytoven & Mike Will, Dropping This Week
2 Chainz spent the end of last year making millions off Christmas sweaters, and today, he dropped the video to "Watch Out," which proves him as one of the most Internet-savvy emcees of his generation. Still, fans are more than ready for a new album from Tity, as he hasn't dropped one since 2013's B.O.A.T.S. II. Any new music will be welcomed, though, especially if it's produced by both Zaytoven and Mike Will Made-It.
Cap 1 Drives Himself To Hospital After Getting Shot In Atlanta
Cap 1, who's signed to 2 Chainz' The Real University imprint, was shot twice in Atlanta early this morning (Jan. 22). Upon getting shot, Cap drove himself to the hospital, and he now seems to be on the way to recovery. The news broke when Cap shared a picture from his hospital bed to his Instagram. He revealed he was shot at 10 times but was only hit twice; "...when it's not your time nothing can stop God's plan!", he wrote.
2 Chainz Announces “Watch Out” Tour
Before he hits us with his Colligrove project with Lil Wayne, it appears 2 Chainz will embark on an upcoming tour dubbed “Watch Out.”
C-Murder Drops 2 Chainz Diss Track "2 Stainz"; 2 Chainz Responds
Since being convicted of second-degree murder in 2009, New Orleans rapper C-Murder has managed to maintain a productive output despite being locked up. He's dropped a slew of tracks over the last few years, including a diss track directed at his own brother Master P. Last night, the incarcerated emcee unveiled his latest opus: a 2 Chainz diss track entitled “2 Stainz.”
2 Chainz Made $2 Million Off Dabbin' Santa Sweaters
Unless you avoid all forms of social media, you probably saw the Dabbin Santa sweater at least once over the holiday season. 2 Chainz made sure of it. The rapper created some timely Christmas-themed merch, capitalizing off the dabbin trend, and it moved units. According to Forbes, the rapper made $2 million off all the Dabbin Santa sweaters.
Top Tracks: December 7 - December 13
We're quickly approaching the holidays, which means the year-end lists are in full effect. While many of us are looking back at the abundance of great music that's dropped over the past 50 weeks, some of our favorite rappers are showing no signs of showing down. Shortly after dropping his Black Friday remix package with Kendrick Lamar, J.
2 Chainz Visits Disabled Veteran, Offers To Pay Rent For A Year
If you've got a 2 Chainz fan in the family, you've probably already purchased one of his incredible "ugly Christmas sweaters," which feature weed leaves, Dabbin' santas, and of course the rapper's iconic double Cuban link logo. What you may not have known is that some of the proceeds are going to charity, the process of which the rapper began by giving some of his earnings to a family in Palmetto, Georgia this weekend. Chainz visited Dierdre Plater, a disabled veteran, in her home on Saturday, bringing a local news crew along with him.
2 Chainz Wins Lawsuit For Viral "Thot" Video
It appears the infamous "thot" woman who was suing 2 Chainz for being the subject of a viral video titled “This Yo Thot?,” has finally lost her lawsuit in trying to get $5 million dollars in reported damages.
2 Chainz Is Selling "Ugly Christmas Sweaters" Featuring Weed Leaves & Dabbin' Santas
The ugly Christmas sweater is one of the best parts of the holidays, but 2 Chainz has found a way to make the tradition even better. Tity 2 Necklace has shared a few of the designs for a line of sweaters on his Instagram, and they're as glorious as you might expect.Most of the layouts feature the rapper's iconic double cuban link, as well as a weed leaf pattern where you might usually find a Christmas tree. However, the most memorable idea might be the giant "dabbin' santa," which could be a perfect gift for pretty much anyone in your life (maybe Kendrick would like one?)
2 Chainz Speaks On Future's Current Hot Streak
One of the top stories this year has been Future's incredible string of releases. He's put out two stellar mixtapes and two No. 1 albums, including a joint effort with Drake. And he put out Monster, the tape that started it all in late October of 2014. Is his run historic? Well, some people have been saying that 2 Chainz had a period of similar productivity in 2012 and 2013.
Woman Who Sued 2 Chainz For Viral "Thot" Video Is Now Accusing Him Of Attempted Murder
In June, it was reported that a woman named Christine Chisholm was suing 2 Chainz for making her the subject of a viral video titled "Is This Yo Thot?" The original lawsuit she brought forth demanded $5 million in damages, but now, reports TMZ, Chisholm has filed an addendum to the lawsuit in which she accuses Chainz
2 Chainz Announces Next Solo Album & Joint Project With Lil Wayne
2 Chainz, two projects on the way. In the latest episode of Rap Radar’s weekly podcast, Tity Boi was the show’s special guest, where he spilled the news on two new upcoming projects. In what sounded like an accident, 2 Chainz says that his next solo album will be called B.C., an acronym for “Before Chainz.”
Tyga Shares "Rawwest Nigga Alive" Tracklist & Release Date
After sharing the video to his hot new track, "Dope'd Up," Tyga has given us the lowdown on his upcoming mixtape, Rawwest Nigga Alive. The release of T-raww's third project of the year is right around the corner, arriving on November 27, aka Black Friday. Find the mixtape's cover art in the above gallery, and check out the tracklist below.
2 Chainz Welcomes His Third Child, Halo
2 Chainz anticipated the birth of his third child on his Trapavelli Tre highlight, “Halo (Letter from My Unborn Son),” and as of today (October 14th), the rapper has finally got to meet his son. “He’s here and I’m thankful,” 2 Chainz wrote in a an Instagram post from the hospital, holding the baby in his arms.
2 Chainz, Boosie Badazz, OG Maco Announced As Performers At A3C Festival 2015
The A3C Festival in Atlanta is coming up next month, and today, organizers have announced the final wave of performers and speakers. Among the names added to the bill are 2 Chainz, Boosie Badazz, Ryan leslie, Shanti Das, Maino, members of the Dungeon Family, Crooked I, OG Maco, Key!, Sir Michael Rocks, Zaytoven, Organized Noize (Ray Murray, Rico Wade & Sleepy Brown), Kap G, Young Dolph, and Travis Porter.
Woman Suing 2 Chainz For $5 Million To Represent Herself In Court
Christine Chisholm is suing 2 Chainz for $5 million in damages for calling her a "thot" in a video that went viral, and she's doing it without the help of a lawyer.
Review: 2 Chainz' "Trapavelli Tre"
At this point in the Trap-A-Velli mixtape series (and this point in the unkillable career of 2 Chainz) we definitely know what to expect from any new releases. These are street-leaning tapes with knocking beats. 2 Chainz alternates between acting as the M.C.; keeping the procession of sub-woofer-celebrating productions rolling smooth, and the heckler; taking the air out of what could be an overly serious crackhouse odyssey with throwaway jokes as likely to make you groan as they will make you laugh.
Top Tracks: August 10 - August 16
Drake's reign is collapsing. Let's get to it. 10) Omelly - Back To Back Freestyle (AR-AB Diss) The Meek-Drake beef has already cooled into near non-existence, but that hasn’t stopped the foot soldiers of OVO and Dreamchasers from joining in.
Staff Picks Playlist (August 8)
We're almost mid-August, which basically means summer is almost over. As the summer months wind down, we're beginning to anticipate a few upcoming album releases; more than just a few actually. The Weeknd, Young Thug, Ty Dolla $ign, Travi$ Scott and Mac Miller are just some of the rappers prepping anticipated albums for early Fall/end of Summer release. While we look forward to those, we're experiencing a bit of lull with the excitement from the Meek Mill/Drake beef settling down, as well as the excitement from Dr. Dre's Compton release.