In an interview with BBC Radio 1xtra, 2Chainz confirmed his rate of $100,000 to appear on other artists' tracks. "Who's gonna pay that for a verse? Your favorite rapper paid it" according to 2Chainz.
He justified this price with a detailed description of services rendered, here are the highlights:
"The thing is, when it comes to your video, I'm gonna change clothes twice. They're never gonna see that outfit again."
"I'm gonna give you bars. I'm gonna wear fancy glasses and a bunch of chains you've never seen. I mean, I can help you."
"You get me. You get charisma. You get girls that's gonna come to your video shoot 'cause they know I'ma be there. So this your chance to get in!"
And there's no talking down the rapper. "I'm not doin' no deals. I'm tellin' what I give you, for that number. These are the services I offer."
TIBS ADDITION: There are no quotes that top 2 Chainz' above, but a fun re-read with everyone at the office today was the interview I had with 2 Chainz before he was 2 Chainz. Playaz Circle talks with GWHH in '09.
J. Cole drops the sequel to his Truly Yours EP. Full of soulful samples and colorful lyrics, Truly Yours 2 will surely quench any true hip hop heads' thirst for good classic hip hop. The EP features guest apperances from Young Jeezy and 2Chainz.
2 Chainz soars to the number-one spot with his debut release Based On A T.R.U. Story
2 Chainz has planted his flag at the top of the charts with his solo debut album on Def Jam, Based On A T.R.U. Story. Cementing him as a powerbroker in the hip-hop industry.
HDD reports that the the College Park native has hit top billing on the charts selling a reported 145,809 copies of Based On A T.R.U. Story. The artist formerly known as Tity Boi, dethroned Now That's What I Call Music 43 from the top of the charts. 2 Chainz shattered sales expectations, which estimated the artist would sell somewhere between 135,000 to 140,000 copies. Fellow Def Jam artist Rick Ross's God Forgives I Don't, takes a fall down the charts this week from two to three, despite moving 41,186 units this week alone. The highly acclaimed album from Queensbridge's own Nas "Life Is Good", also falls this week from 14 to 21 selling around 15,551 unit this week.
It's safe to say that 2 Chainz has exceeded expectations for his debut album, showing that the South still plays a major role the industry.