And I was slangin' the Ps and smokin' n*gga like Newport
Comin' up off of Too $hort, my underwear was my hoop shorts
And then I went on tour and recorded a song in your tour bus
And that was '08, that's the first time I met Drake
When I hit your cup with that drank, had a n*gga stomach like 'wait'
- 2 Chainz
I went into ColleGrove immediately after listening to untitled unmastered. I was expecting the bangers, but I was caught off guard when 2 Chainz opened the album with a sniffles-inducing tribute named after Tunechi's classic mixtape series.
On "Dedication," 2 Chainz credits the Young Money rapper for basically everything he's achieved in the rap game. He takes us back to the first time he got a taste of Wayne's superstar status, and of his famous styrofoam cup. He recounts his early recognition of Weezy's genuine willingness to help raise him up. Tity has cherished those early moments throughout his career, which has, by now, earned him an indelible legacy.
How many of us got real friends? Doesn't get much realer than this.