Tech N9ne Breaks Down Collaborations With Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa, T-Pain & More
Tech N9ne's been building his brand as an independent artist for years, but he still manages to expand his horizons with every new release. While he's always put his fellow underground rappers on, more recently, he's been reaching out to some bigger names to record with (or also quite often, they've reached out to him).We sat down with the rapper as he broke down some of the biggest collaborations he's been involved with, explaining how he got to work with rappers such as Wiz Khalifa, T-Pain, 2 Chainz, Lil Wayne, and more.
2 Chainz & Diplo Drink $100K Water For “Most Expensivest Shit”
2 Chainz & Diplo
After petting a $100K pooch, 2 Chainz decides to drink some outrageously expensive water in the latest episode of “The Most Expensivest Shit”. Joined by Diplo, 2 Chainz tries the world’s most expensive water, costing $100k for a single bottle. Crazy right? Well, check out the video above to see how a bottle of water can cost that much.
2 Chainz Pets An $100K Pooch On "Most Expensivest Shit"
2 Chainz is always on the lookout for the world's "Most Expensivest Shit", but $100,000 for a bulldog? Even 2 Chainz raised his eyebrows at that price tag. In the latest episode of the GQ web-series, the Atlanta rapper goes to meet the breeders of some of the world's most expensive pooches. He first sees two baby bulldogs that go for about 10k a pup and then a three-year-old who particularly catches his interest--though he soon learns "Micro Machine" will cost him another 90k.
2 Chainz Feat. Young Dolph, Cap 1 "Trap House Stalkin" Video
2 Chainz Feat. Young Dolph & Cap 1
2 Chainz put out T.R.U. Jack City at the end of January, and now we get a video to one of the mixtape's signature cuts, "Trap House Stalkin". In the video, 2 Chainz is whipping up work in a smoky trap house surrounded by bad bitches. He's joined by ATL up-and-comer Young Dolph as well as Cap 1, who's on 2 Chainz's imprint, The Real University. If you're a male from Hot 'Lanta, chances are your girl is stalking Tity Boi's trap house. You better grab her quick, 'cuz it's nothing nice once she gets inside.
2 Chainz & Nick Young Shop For Rare Sneakers On "Most Expensivest Shit"
For the third episode of "Most Expensivest Shit," 2 Chainz grabs Iggy Azalea's boo Nick Young to search for some of the most expensive/rarest sneakers available. The two hit up RIF.LA and get the run down on some of the rarest sneakers out, including a pair of Air Jordan 5 Retro "Easter" pack that'll cost around over $13,000, the Nike Air Yeezys, a pair of Freddie Kruger-inspired sneakers, the Nike Air Mags ($9,000), and a pair of army green Air Jordans that'll cost $25,000.
DJ Infamous Feat. 2 Chainz & Jeezy "Dikembe" Video
DJ Infamous Feat. 2 Chainz & Jeezy
Outside of Drake's brilliant string of Louis Williams references on "6 Man," rappers recently seem to be more focused on shouting out the NBA greats of old than the stars of today. What with Post Malone's "White Iverson" (referencing A.I. with the song, and possibly Karl Malone with his name), Don Trip's 2012 song "Allen Iverson" and Kanye West's "middle finger longer than Dikembe" line in "All Day," it seems like the former 76ers point guard and Houston Rockets center are two of the most popular subjects.
2 Chainz & Big Sean Try Diamond-Infused Vodka For "Most Expensivest Shit"
2 Chainz Feat. Big Sean
After smoking a gold-covered joint and trying weed that costs $800 an ounce, 2 Chainz moves on to another vice in the latest episode of GQ's "Most Expensivest Shit." This time around, it's alcohol. Tity Boi gets to taste diamond-infused vodka in a special-made martini, which costs an astounding $10,000. Just when you think that price tag is crazy, the dude drops a diamond worth $100,000 in the drink.
Jordin Sparks Feat. 2 Chainz "Double Tap" Official Lyric Video
Jordin Sparks Feat. 2 Chainz
Jordin Sparks has a message for all her Instagram stalkers: don't be shy to double tap. Online creeping has becoming increasingly easy with all the various forms of social media, however Sparks' focuses on the photo sharing platform for her new single "Double Tap." The single, originally off her #ByeFelicia mixtape, is now being used to promote her new abum Right Here Right Now, due out later this year.
2 Chainz's Smokes Really Expensive Joint On "Most Expensivest Shit"
Tity Boi is kicking off the second season of GQ's "Most Expensivest Shit," where the rapper tries out some of the most expensive shit in the world-- whether it's food, weed, or cars. This first episode of second season has Chainz trying out some marijuana that costs $800 an ounce, and he pairs that with rolling papers that are covered in 24k gold. Plus a ridiculously oversized pipe (not sure how expensive that is). After testing out the products, he leaves us with his thoughts-- "I will be doing that again," he says.
2 Chainz "Road Dawg" Video
Revisiting his newly-released Tru Jack City mixtape, 2 Chainz decides to liberate a new video for the project's intro track “Road Dawg”. From an empty parking garage to riding around the ATL in his Rollz Royce, 2 Chainz puts on for his "road dawgs" and stunts hard in this Chad Tennies-directed visual.
Noisey's Atlanta Documentary (Ep. 6)
Noisey Atlanta has already looked at Migos, Jeezy, Gucci, and plenty of other figures in Atlanta's vibrant rap scene, but episode 6 of the series explores the extravagant lifestyle of 2 Chainz. We get a look at the rapper's crib, where he shows us his collection of memorabilia from his long career, and later makes his way to a show where he puts on for his day 1 fans, performing under his original rap name, Tity Boi. Following the A3C festival, Chainz and the Vice crew make their way to an after party. Watch it all go down above.
Skooly Feat. Short Dawg "Please Don't" Video
Skooly Feat. Short Dawg
2 Chainz just recently unveiled his compilation tape, TRU Jack City, which highlights up-and-coming rappers from Atlanta and beyond. ONe of the highlights from the records saw the city's two biggest producers still on a (relatively) regional level, Zaytoven and Metro Boomin behind the boards. Rapping on the collaborative instrumental are Skooly and Short Dawg, who prove themselves as rappers to watch this year, and have now rolled out the official video for the song.
Eric Bellinger Feat. 2 Chainz "Focused On You" Video
Eric Bellinger Feat. 2 Chainz
Oddly enough, Eric Bellinger and 2 Chainz's "Focused On You" is one of two songs released in the past few months that offers an update to Nas and The Braveheart's "Oochie Wally," with the other being Fabolous and Chris Brown's "She Wildin." Today, Bellinger and Tity Boi's one gets a video, which features a fittingly upscale pool party.
2 Chainz Argues About Marijuana With Nancy Grace
As the host of her own TV program on HLN, Nancy Grace has become infamous for her stance on marijuana. Highlighting only the most boneheaded of pot smokers on her show, she attempts to prove that the drug inherently causes criminal behavior, saying in the past that Colorado's legalization would lead to "the biggest crime wave you've ever seen." Today, she had 2 Chainz on the show to voice his opinion on the drug.
Mike Will Made It Feat. 2 Chainz, Skooly & Cap 1 "Someone To Love" Video
Mike Will Made It Feat. 2 Chainz, Skooly & Cap 1
For those of you unaware, Mike WiLL Made It dropped his highly-anticipated new mixtape Ransom just under two hours ago, and now he's shared a video for one of the mixtape cuts. "Someone To Love" features 2 Chainz, Skooly and Cap 1.
Mike WiLL Made It Previews New Song With 2 Chainz "Someone To Love"
Mike Will Made It Feat. 2 Chainz
Mike WiLL Made It offered up a brief clip and preview of an upcoming collaboration he has with Tity Boi. It's likely the record, "Someone To Love," will appear on Mike WiLL's upcoming all-original mixtape Ransom, which finally locked in a release date the other day. We're waiting for Ransom to drop on December 15th, you'll be able to download it right here on HNHH.
Jessie J & 2 Chainz Perform "Burnin' Up" Live On Jimmy Kimmel
Jessie J Feat. 2 Chainz
Jessie J continues to tighten her grasp on her U.S. audience, and made an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night as Kimmel's musical guest. The U.K. singer performed two cuts off her new album Sweet Talker, the first being "Masterpiece," which she followed by a performance of "Burnin' Up." She brought out featured artist 2 Chainz to assist on stage. Peep their performance of the single above.
2 Chainz Tries On A Bulletproof Suit On GQ's Most Expensivest Shit
Thus far on GQ's webseries "The Most Expensivest Shit," host 2 Chainz has tried the world's priciest burgers, stereos, ahts and more. His latest brings him to a suit maker who turns out $15,000 suits that are bulletproof.
2 Chainz Tests A $260,000 Stereo With GQ
GQ's "Most Expensivest Shit" series has had 2 Chainz trying out the most expensive shit in the burger, hat, suit and toothbrush worlds, and the latest episode pits him against a German engineered speaker set that costs $260,000.