2 Chainz Must Stay Sober For 18 Months To Avoid Charges
2 Chainz was arrested at an L.A. airport last June when ingredients to make codeine-based drug concoction, 'lean' were found in his bag. The rapper has since copped a plea deal over the charges, but he'll have to lay off the syrup for a while.
2 Chainz Speaks On Donald Sterling Controversy
2 Chainz just delivered his new Freebase EP last night, and he stopped by Chelsea Lately last night to promote the project. The hot topic however, was not Tity 2 Necklace's new music, but former-Clippers owner Donald Sterling's racist comments from last week. When asked about the controversy, Chainz offered a more sympathetic opinion than we've heard from the likes of Snoop Dogg and Meek Mill.
2 Chainz Calls Out Funkmaster Flex For Saying He Had Worst Freestyle Ever
The beef between rappers and Funkmaster Flex of Hot 97 continues. After Iggy Azalea got on Hot 97 and cleared up her issues with the veteran New York DJ just the other week, it seems Funk has made himself another foe, this time Atlanta's 2 Chainz.
Chance The Rapper, 2 Chainz, Danny Brown And More React To DJ Rashad's Death
Though DJ Rashad was a more well-known figure in the dance music world, he had his fair share of friends and admirers in the hip-hop sphere. Yesterday, the 35-year-old DJ was found dead in his apartment, with narcotics and drug paraphernalia allegedly found near his body. Many rappers and producers, including Rashad's onetime tour-mate Chance The Rapper, took to Twitter to remember the music legend. Read tweets from Chance, 2 Chainz, Danny Brown, Jay Electronica, A-Trak, Lee Bannon, Jeremiah Jae and Sasha Go Hard below.
2 Chainz Reveals Tracklist For "Freebase" EP
Last week 2 Chainz announced that he'd be hitting us with a new EP on May 5th, while revealing the cover artwork for the EP. His Freebase EP will do the trick of holding all Tity Boi fans over while the rapper works on the third instalment in his B.O.A.T. series. Today, Chainz has let go the back cover artwork for the EP which contains the tracklisting.
Funkmaster Flex Says That 2 Chainz Had The Worst Freestyle Ever On His Show
On Friday, Funkmaster Flex appeared on the ESPN show "Highly Questionable" with Dan Le Batard and Bomani Jones to answer questions about partying with J.R. Smith, wanting to meet Kirstie Alley, and the worst freestyles that have ever been featured on his show. After being asked that last question, Flex took a long pause and said, "it'd have to be 2 Chainz." It's clear that the show's hosts were egging Flex on to answer a question he didn't seem entirely comfortable with, and thusly he clarified his answer:
2 Chainz Announces New EP "Freebase" With Cover Art & Release Date
2 Chainz already told us he was working on his next album, which continues the B.O.A.T. theme with a title of B.O.A.T.S. 3. However, before that time comes (we've yet to receive any concrete updates on it), we'll be receiving an EP to hold us over.
DJ Mustard Talks On His Single With Ty Dolla $ign & 2 Chainz, Kendrick Lamar Collaboration In The Works
DJ Mustard is undeniably on top of his producer game right now, having multiple hits on the Top 100 for various artists. His sound is definitely in demand, and for an in-depth interview with Hardknock TV the producer breaks down how he created one of his chart-topping hits, Kid Ink's "Show Me" with Chris Brown.
2 Chainz Charged With Felony For Codeine Possession [Update: 2 Chainz Pleads Not Guilty]
Last June, we reported that 2 Chainz was nabbed by L.A.X. security for having marijuana and promethazine in his checked baggage. Now, TMZ reports that the Atlanta rapper has been charged with one count of codeine possession, an offense punishable by up to three years in prison.
Damn Son, Where'd You Find This: 10 Unexpected Samples In Hip-Hop
When sampling, producers usually try to find obscure and/or rare source material to draw from, both because they don't want listeners to associate their final product with a song they already know, and because they'd likely to avoid copyright issues. But sometimes, out-of-the-box ideas will come to fruition, and lead producers to sample from well-known, but unexpected places.
Review: Kevin Gates' "By Any Means"
March has been a damn good month for Baton Rouge hip-hop, and for fans of the genre as a whole. The release of Kevin Gates' highly anticipated mixtape By Any Means comes just weeks after southern icon and fellow Louisiana native Boosie was released from prison. It seems fitting that what could serve as a breakthrough project for Gates drops right around the time that Boosie, who helped school Gates to the game back in '07, is finally free.
140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (March 15-21)
Dissecting the foibles of the hip hop community as expressed in under 140 characters on Twitter. Not just used as a device to flood people's timelines with your new track, album, video, or clothing line, sometimes rappers truly channel the unfiltered interaction with fans. Each week we take a look at some of the most memorable twitter moments from some of the genres biggest personalities.
Lil Boosie Has Collaborations With T.I., 2 Chainz & Justin Bieber On Deck
Lil Boosie isn't wasting any time since being release from prison. The Baton Rouge rapper has already released a couple of tracks, and apparently he's a good chunk of the way through his new album.
2 Chainz Praises Tech N9ne For "Getting Money" & "Keeping It Humble"
While they have very different approaches, 2 Chainz has been vocal in his appreciation for Tech N9ne. On an episode of MTV's RapFix earlier this month, Tity 2 Necklace praised the rappers skills, saying, "that boy can rap". So when Tech showed up at a 2 Chainz show in Kansas City recently, your boi Tity had to express his thanks. “To me, this nigga major,” said Chainz following his performance .“You already know I fuck with Tech N9ne. I know what he doing. I know how he getting’ money. I know how he keeping it humble."
Stream Iamsu!'s "Camo" EP
We're expecting two big projects from the HBK Gang this year. Both Iamsu! and his rich-off-Vine counterpart Sage The Gemini will be releasing their debut albums, and we'll apparently be hearing both of them on many of the tracks from each. Until we get those, Iamsu! has offered a short new effort for free stream. The Camo EP naturally features two guest spots from Sage, as well appearances from 2 Chainz and Dizzy Wright.
Best Rapper Ad-Libs Currently In The Game
When used properly, ad-libs can really accelerate the popularity of an artist. Just ask Big Sean or 2 Chainz. These between-the-lines phrases are designed to hype up listeners, adding extra energy to their verses. Ad-libs tend to be funny, serious, or flat-out ridiculous. Recently, acts like Migos have taken ad-libs to the next level. While some rapper ad-libs can be annoying, there are those who've properly honed the ad-lib craft, and the result is usually entertaining. Ad-libs can also function as a tag or trademark for rappers-- the instant you hear one, you know who's on the track.
2 Chainz Reveals He's Working On "B.O.A.T.S III"
Since the beginning of the New Year many rappers have announced new albums they're working on, for delivery in 2014. Just yesterday we heard from Meek Mill that his new effort is already more than half done, and now 2 Chainz has taken to Twitter to reveal there will be a third instalment in the B.O.A.T.S series.
Top Tracks Of The Week: Dec 23-29
This feature highlights a hand-picked selection of some of the bigger tracks of the week. We have chosen a few of the tracks that landed within our top 25 most played, focusing on those that stood out, and left room for discussion. This edition features Fabolous, 2 Chainz, Lil Wayne, and more! Take a look at the list in the gallery above, and feel free to let us know your own favorite tracks in the comments.
2 Chainz Could Face Jail Time Following August Arrest
Remember that arrest 2 Chainz and his entourage were involved in back in August? Well, it appears that the case isn’t quite over yet, and that the ATL rapper is looking at possible jail time along with a $1,000 fine as a result of the arrest.
Drake's "All Me" Goes Gold [Update: "Hold On, We're Going Home" 2x Platinum]
Drake is no stranger to the plaques at this point. His album is Platinum went platinum only a few weeks after release, and its first two singles, "Started From The Bottom," and "Hold On We're Going Home" have each gone double platinum.