2 Chainz gives some details on his new single "No Lie," and how the record came together.
On the Drake feature, 2 Chainz says,Â "We had been talking. A lot of the features that I do for myself, I put a lot of thought into them and itâs about what makes sense. I use this example all the time. I would never putÂ Snoop DoggÂ on a drinking record, because he likes to smoke. Sometimes, people force features together and that doesnât seem right to me," he said. "So communicating with Drake and just trying toÂ come up with a record, for me, I gotta be comfortable doing records if itâs a feature from somebody for me. I gotta be comfortable with them doing the record when they'reÂ not there."
"SoÂ I picked the beat and did my verse. I didnât really give him direction but I kindaÂ told him, âLittle melody,âÂ you knowÂ what I mean?Â Him being down with me and my campaign, like Wayne, they're reallyÂ Â intelligent artists as well,"Â 2 ChainzÂ continued. "Drizzy is aware of my campaign being true and being all about real, and he just applied it and it made it a more natural song."
He explained it had to beat he would want to perform, because he loves entertaining, "It had to be a beat that I wanted to perform. I like performing and entertaining. I didnât want to be something that was jamming but I didnât like performing," 2 Chainz continued, "So this is a combination of a high energy performance record mixed with a club feel and it gets a little radio."
Watch the full interview below.