2 Chainz Reveals Why Dr. Dre Was His Most Difficult Collaborator

2 Chainz recently opened up about his time in the studio with Dr. Dre.

BYCaroline Fisher
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During his recent appearance on the Million Dollaz Worth of Game podcast, 2 Chainz opened up about some of his previous collaborators. According to him, Dr. Dre was the toughest. He noted that while it was a "great experience," he was incredibly meticulous, pushing him to do multiple takes until everything was perfect.

“I was trying to explain to Dr. Dre that a southern Black kid with an overbite is gonna sound different than a suburban white kid from Detroit,” 2 Chainz recalled. “We’re gonna enunciate stuff different. He be like, ‘Nah, say it like this.’ It was such a great experience." He continued, explaining how he got fed up. “And he wants me to stack it. I might do one pass just my voice… He like, ‘Stack it again.’ I’m not good at saying the same thing the same way… ‘Damn, this is five times. I don’t normally [do this].’ I could be on another song at my own studio.”

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2 Chainz On Working With Dr. Dre

Ultimately, 2 Chainz noted that Dr. Dre didn't get to where he is for no reason. He also claims that the artist's extra attention to detail is what ensures his success, adding that the session was something he had hoped would happen at some point in his life. “I get why he is where he is. He pays special attention to detail. He don’t go for the first thing that come up," 2 Chainz described, "He really cares."

“If I had to really zero down on the experience where the producer was literally sitting right here while I was trying to do my song, it would be Dr. Dre… I needed that experience, that was something on my bucket list,” he added. What do you think of 2 Chainz claiming that Dr. Dre is his most difficult collaborator? Share your thoughts in the comments section down below, and keep an eye on HNHH for more updates on 2 Chainz and Dr. Dre.

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Caroline Fisher is a News Writer at HotNewHipHop from Chicago, Illinois. She started at HNHH this year, and has since spent her time writing about all that is newsworthy in the world of hip-hop. With a drive for hunting down the hottest stories, she enjoys documenting new developments in culture and entertainment. She also has an appreciation for hip-hop and seeks to cover the most important trends and shifts. She has a Bachelor of Arts which she received at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Having graduated in 2022, she majored in English with a concentration in Media, Rhetoric and Cultural Studies. Specializing all things music, pop culture and entertainment, some of her favorite musical artists include Snoop Dogg, OutKast, and Nicki Minaj. When she’s not writing about music she’s also a fan of attending shows, watching the latest movies, staying up-to-date with current events, photography, and poetry.