Atlanta rapper 2 Chainz has a lot going on behind the scenes and is now set to drop his newest album, Rap Or Go To The League, in the upcoming months. On the latest episode of Joe Budden’s Pull Up, Chainz revealed some details of what the creative process was behind his new album.
“In this album I made sure to include the things I love as a person,” he told Joe in his Atlanta studio. Budden, who heard the album prior to the interview, revealed that there would be a Dead Presidents sample in an untitled song and it was “flipped differently” than he’s ever heard before.
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Chainz also spoke of the mature mindset that he came into the album with.
“I just think it’s time for me, if I’m going to be around for some more years as far as sustainability, that I need to add a little more of me into the project and more substance.”
He continues to say that there are still elements that will cater to the newer generation as well.
“Connecting with the youth as far as, the ‘each one teach one’ theory that I’m implementing in a lot of these songs in a fun kind of way. It’s such a listening pleasure that you may not even realize I’m trying to teach on this particular record.”
Other samples to be found on this album include an undisclosed Amerie song, but one could bet on it being her smash hit One Thing. Chainz also unveils the title of his third song Money In The Way, and a joint song with Young Thug titled High Top Versace which draws it’s inspiration from a shoe release Chainz collaborated on with Versace this past weekend.
Rap Or Go To The League features a variety of other artists as well. Chainz notes, “I’m still waiting on Kehlani’s vocals.”
Marsha Ambrosius lends her talents to the project, as does Travis Scott, Lil’ Wanye; on a song titled 2 Dolla Bill, E-40, and Chance The Rapper and Kodak Black appear on the song I’m Not Crazy Life Is.
From the sounds of it, Rap Or Go To The League is poised to be 2 Chainz’s best album yet; a Victory Lap/ASTROWORLD infusion, in that he will deliver an album of substance backed by current trending production.
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