2 Chainz News

Kendrick Lamar's "Untitled Unmastered" Goes No. 1
Kendrick Lamar's "Untitled Unmastered" Goes No. 1 Mar 13, 2016 at 08:08pm
Kendrick Lamar's surprise compilation album untitled unmastered. tops this week's Billboard 200 chart. According to Nielsen Music, the album moved 178,000 equivalent album units (and 142,000 pure album sales) for the week ending March 10. With this week's top spot, Kendrick Lamar has earned two No. 1 albums in the past year, following To Pimp a Butterfly, released on March 15, 2015. 
Review: 2 Chainz & Lil Wayne's "ColleGrove"
Review: 2 Chainz & Lil Wayne's "ColleGrove" Mar 8, 2016 at 04:50pm
Of all of Lil Wayne's post-Hot Boys frequent collaborators, 2 Chainz was the best choice to tap for a joint album. Who else fits so effortlessly alongside him? Like Father Like Son is certainly an underrated relic of the past, but you'd be hard-pressed to convince anyone that Birdman could ever hang with Weezy lyrically, at any point in either of their careers.
10 Tracks To Celebrate Bankroll Fresh's Legacy
10 Tracks To Celebrate Bankroll Fresh's Legacy Mar 7, 2016 at 05:10pm
This past weekend, the rap world suffered yet another senseless tragedy with the murder of Bankroll Fresh. Hopefully the frequency of the loathsome killings of promising young talents will not dilute the legacy of any one of hip-hop's fallen stars. In this case, the world lost a rare talent from the fiercely competitive city of Atlanta, right at the time when his movement was taking shape -- when he was set to experience a level of success he couldn't have dreamed of a few short years ago. 
Top Tracks: February 29 - March 6
Top Tracks: February 29 - March 6 Mar 7, 2016 at 03:59pm
We got an extra day of February this year, and while there aren't quite as many brand new tracks on that week's top ten list as the one that preceded it, we still got over 50% turnover.
First-Week Sales Projections For Kendrick Lamar, 2 Chainz & Lil Wayne
First-Week Sales Projections For Kendrick Lamar, 2 Chainz & Lil Wayne Mar 6, 2016 at 11:25pm
We just reported on the first-week album sales for Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' This Unruly Mess I've Made, and we've now got the initial projections, courtesy of HDD, for the batch of albums that will hit next week's chart (for the week beginning on March 21).
Top 5 Verses On 2 Chainz & Lil Wayne's "ColleGrove"
Top 5 Verses On 2 Chainz & Lil Wayne's "ColleGrove" Mar 4, 2016 at 04:43pm
Last night was a memorable one for hip-hop heads. Thanks to LeBron, TDE let loose a project of Kendrick Lamar album throwaways, which is sounding better than just about any album since the one they didn't make it onto. Hopefully untitled unmastered. didn't steal too much of the spotlight away from the album that came soon afterwards, a joint release between two legends -- the worlds of College Park and Hollygrove, both neighborhoods essential to the hip-hop landscape, joined together for a triumph the whole south can get behind. 
Stream Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz' "Collegrove" Project
Stream Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz' "Collegrove" Project Mar 4, 2016 at 12:05am
As if Kendrick Lamar’s surprise untitled unmastered project wasn’t enough for you, Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz’ new joint effort, Collegrove, was also just made available for purchase on iTunes as well.
Mannie Fresh Has Been Dropping Hints About Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz' "ColleGrove" Project
Mannie Fresh Has Been Dropping Hints About Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz' "ColleGrove" Project Feb 21, 2016 at 11:09am
It's no secret that Mannie Fresh is partially responsible for some of Lil Wayne's most classic material, and from the looks of it, we should be getting some more collabs from the Cash Money all-stars in the near future.Wayne and 2 Chainz are getting ready to drop their own collaborative project, ColleGrove in the very near future, and looking at Fresh's Instagram, he seems to be involved in the project in some way or another.
Staff Picks Playlist (February 5)
Staff Picks Playlist (February 5) Feb 5, 2016 at 03:37pm
It's about that time. With the weekend imminent, as well as the SuperBowl, you surely need a playlist that will soundtrack your every move. This week's playlist is ultra-modern, occupied almost exclusively by a new generation of artists-- Young Thug, Roy Wood$, Tinashe, Jazz Cartier, Belly and more (we'll just glide over 2 Chainz, he's a strange case in that he's old-but-new). There's a fair amount of trap-influenced records, before moving into more musically-inclined songs. Shout out Angus for exclusively picking Young Thug records.
Mixtape Corner: 2 Chainz, Jacquees & Nef The Pharaoh
Mixtape Corner: 2 Chainz, Jacquees & Nef The Pharaoh Feb 1, 2016 at 04:21pm
Welcome to the first installment of Mixtape Corner, a feature that will focus on the free projects that don't get reviewed, but still warrant your attention. We'll be rounding up the best of these releases every two weeks, creating a space for both discovery and discussion. 
2 Chainz Shares Snippet Of “Waves” Via Snapchat
2 Chainz Shares Snippet Of “Waves” Via Snapchat Jan 30, 2016 at 04:19am
All eyes are on Kanye West right now as he currently puts the finishing touches on his highly anticipated upcoming album Waves. On Friday night, the G.O.O.D. Music CEO held a studio session with 2 Chainz, Mike Dean, Kirk Franklin, Diddy, French Montana, and more where he decided to play the album for them in its entirety.
Behind The Beat: Mr. 2-17
Behind The Beat: Mr. 2-17 Jan 27, 2016 at 01:21pm
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 Previews Track With Zaytoven & Mike Will, Dropping This Week Jan 25, 2016 at 07:19pm
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 Drives Himself To Hospital After Getting Shot In Atlanta Jan 22, 2016 at 12:24pm
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
2 Chainz Announces “Watch Out” Tour Jan 15, 2016 at 02:23am
Before he hits us with his Colligrove project with Lil Wayne, it appears 2 Chainz will embark on an upcoming tour dubbed “Watch Out.”