MUSIC WORLD: Is 2 Chainz Here to Stay?
Whilst conversing with some of my homies about 2 Chainz debut album, Based on a T.R.U. Story, we were perplexed with the idea of whether 2 Chainz is nothing more than a flash in the pan? I believe he has the ability to be around for at least another 2 or 3 years. My friends, on the other hand, disagree. So let’s explore this idea.
2 Chainz has been appearing on everyone’s tracks, no matter the status or genre of the artist. 2 Chainz has worked with Kreshawn, Justin Bieber, Big Sean, Kanye West, Nicki Minaj, Drake, Meek Mill, Jeremih, and Wiz Khalifa to name a few. His propensity to not turning down a feature opportunity has caused many to question whether he’s just the new hot feature artist of the moment. I disagree.
2 Chainz is more than just some catchy lines, a hilarious trending topic, and the comedic fodder of rappers everywhere. He caters to an audience that wants to be entertained. And in the same token, he has a relatable quality to his writing that doesn’t involve deeper dissection to understand and enjoy. I relate his recent rise to fame to that of Nicki Minaj. Everyone thought she was a gimmick, and here she is two albums deep and an international superstar.
Being cosigned but what is (arguably) the best rap crew right now, G.O.O.D. Music, has done nothing but helped place 2 Chainz in the faces of people who may not have been tuned into him on the mixtape level. Here’s a couple of 2 Chainz essential contributions. Review, then decide if he’s just a gimmick.
His shit may not be the most thought-provoking, but I bet you remember at least two of his bars out of every song… TRUUUU!
Sooo… what do you think?