So after being arrested yesterday in Oklahoma City, 2 Chainz and his team figured they be in the news for a little more benefical reasons this time around. The official tracklist for his upcoming sophomore album B.O.A.T.S. 2: #MeTime just hit the net. The album will have features from Drake, Lil Wayne, Rich Homie Quan, Fergie, Lloyd, Mase, T-Pain, Pusha T and more. Then with production coming from folks like Mike Will Made It, Pharrell, Mannie Fresh, Drumma Boy, DJ Toomp, Diplo and more. The album is set to drop September 10th. Check out that tracklist below.
HipHopDX, via Radio.com, reports that the artist formerly known as Titi Boi was arrested along with 9 passengers in his tour bus, allegedly for suspicion of drug use or possession. The Oklahoma City Police Department also claims the passengers resisted authorities' requests to search the bus, leading them to tow the vehicle to a station and hold it until a warrant could be obtained. These cops were not playing around. The initial cause of the traffic stop? A broken taillight. It's always a broken taillight.
2 Chainz is still expected to perform at the VMAs this weekend as scheduled, alongside Drake and Kanye. Stay tuned for more developments, and rappers: check your taillights before you transport large amounts of narcotics across state lines.
Because everyone loves a 2 Chainz interview, here's a more "intimate" look at the artist as he sits down with Fuse TV. The interview is short, but still full of the artist's usual linguistic gems.
When asked why his least favorite subject in high school was history, he states, "A lot of the history that was in the books, I just felt like it wasn't accurate." Who knew Tity Boi could be so philosophical? When asked about his last bubble bath, 2 Chainz answers, "It makes me uncomfortable talking to a man about taking bubble baths." Future male interviewers and fans now know where the artist draws the line.
Although people may have disagreements when it comes to his music, there should be a consensus that 2 Chainz never dissapoints in interview form.
Anyone who knows me knows that 2 Chainz’s music is my guilty pleasure. So I’m very excited about his new album B.O.A.T.S II: MEtime, which will hit stores September 10th. Today the 2 Chainz has released the official album cover literally featuring two chains. It’s very simple, yet straight to the point and appropriate. The album artwork is designed by Kanye West’s company DONDA, who also designed the packing for 2 Chainz’s first album, Based On a T.R.U. Story.
Mumford and Sons and Postal Service went head to head in Saturday’s most coveted headliner spot. To be expected, these were great, but check out what else happened this weekend besides the perfect segueway from Lumineer's set to Mumford and Sons, the Postal Service farewell, Haim (pronounced "hime"), and the red red lipstick of lead singer of The Cure.
The Gowhere team attended the #CKOne shows throughout the weekend. Eve sampled her new CD, including her single with Dawn Richard she personally dubs her "lollipop" song. She played classics, club hits, Ruff Ryder hits, and future classics off her upcoming album. Look out for our exclusive video of her performance coming soon!
She first appeared at Lolla in 2011 and since then she’s had smashed hits such as “Lights” and “I Need Your Love” f/ Calvin Harris. She tweeted that Saturday was one of her best performances to date – which says a lot because she does a show almost every other day according to her Instagram. Though she says her last Chicago show wasn’t her best work, I still thought it was dazzling. Her Saturday show proves that she can really put in work.
The greasy spills are just windows to heaven. The corndog was rich and flaky with a lobster meat sausage topped with a zippy aioli sauce, herbs, and smoky cayenne. Grahamwich has had some serious mixed review since their opening downtown, but after the festival I definitely will give them another try later this week.
The sign language specialist to Phoenix evening set at the Bud Light Stage
How do they keep up with Phoenix lyrics. Two sign linguist switched off between songs and danced the night away. Sun drenched smiles and people grooving out to Phoenix at the Bud Light Sound Stage. People were friendly and not pushing and shoving. Why aren’t all festivals like this? I had a fun time just drinking beers and chilling on my picnic blanket. Good music and good vibes, perfect for the last day of Lolla… in contrast to 2 Chainz show at the Grove. Aren't they just adorable?
The 2 Chainz show was something else... Crowds fled in and out to see the spectacle at The Grove stage. He put on a show but there was some drama ranging from thrown bottles on stage to a person climbing a pole. And he wonders why he gets injured at music festivals. The crowd was so rowdy, but do you expect anything less from 2 Chainz? The best thing of all? - I know him...
First I thought it was attached to her shirt but then a piece broke off and we realized it was a necklace. Not only is her style cheeky, but so are her lyrics. The London songstress wowed an crowd of new listeners and devoted fans. I would definitely keep my eyes peeled for this girl. Could she be like the future Ellie Goulding?
Drake lets loose his new single off Nothing Was The Same early this morning — an OVOGOOD collab, shall we say? 2 Chainz and Big Sean provide feature verses with Drake rapping one and singing the hook too. This record is not without its moments, whether it's Aziz Ansari yelling "No More Free Randy" to start it off (ridiculous in a hilarious way), 2 Chainz saying his "di*k so hard it make the metal detector go off" (ridiculous in a non-hilarious way), another anthemic Drake chorus, and Big Sean's first clever reference to Glee actress/girlfriend Naya Rivera.
Me? I'm lukewarm on this record. I sense others will feel more strongly one way or the other and more positive than negative. So... what do you think?