2 Chainz explains the escapism behind his music, describing his new album as something "to let your hair down to".
There are a lot of feelings and emotions one might experience while listening to a 2 Chainz album, but Tity 2 Necklace has one form of escapism in mind for his new album,B.O.A.T.S. II: Me Time. In a recent interview with MTV, the rapper compared his music to a vacation, which is reflected in the title.
"Me Time has multiple meanings. I feel like my music actually gives people a sense of going away sometimes — without really going on vacation," he explained."I feel like when people listen to me, they feel like they're goin' somewhere, taking time off; they're relaxing, lettin' their hair down."
Chainz revealed that he actually recorded his new album with the intention of giving listeners a personalized experience. "Every time somebody wants to have some 'me time' or whatever, this is the type of vibe, this is the type of project [to listen to]. I'm putting together different sounds to make people be like, 'This is about me. Me and my people, this is our time.'" he said.
On "Feds Watching," the lead single with Pharrell, Tity Boi expressed that the single was a much-needed experiment. "It just felt like it was something different, it felt like it was something that needed to happen," he said confidently. "For me it was about of course staying comfortable but trying new stuff, and that's what I did rocking with Pharrell."
B.O.A.T.S. II: Me Time drops September 10th.