2 Chainz Speaks On Upcoming Project With Lil Wayne

Hip-hop icons 2 Chainz and Lil Wayne have been collaborating on a project for some time now. Fans cannot wait to see what the two powerhouses have in store. The two rappers have a long history of working together, and their chemistry is undeniable. With both artists at the top of their game, this collaborative album is going to be one for the books. And now 2 Chainz has finally been dropping some well-awaited updates on the album. He goes into some detail and also shares what he has learned in the process.

2 Chainz, born Tauheed Epps, burst onto the hip-hop scene in the mid-2000s as one-half of the group Playaz Circle. He gained wider recognition with his solo debut album, “Based on a T.R.U. Story”. Since then, he has become one of the most respected and sought-after rappers in the game. He is well-known for his witty wordplay and big personality. As a result, he is not unfamiliar with working with other big stars. Lil Wayne is also no stranger to the hip-hop world and is widely recognized as one of the greatest rappers of all time. It’s not a surprise that the two would decide to collaborate on an album together.

2 Chainz Shares His Wisdom

In a recent Instagram story, 2 Chainz decides to give his fans an update on his shared project with Lil Wayne. He states that they have been working on this album for a while now, at least two to three years. Chainz is excited to bring their collaboration to the market for their fans to enjoy. The artist is also honest about how much he has to learn in the music industry. “I’m still learning stuff. I’m still learning things in this business.” Despite his massive success, 2 Chainz remains humble.

The hip-hop artist also felt compelled to drop some advice onto his fans. “And one thing that I have learned in this process is that no response is a response.” However, Chainz does not elaborate as to why he might have said this in the first place. In the highly competitive world of hip-hop, it’s easy for any two artists to become rivals. But 2 Chainz and Lil Wayne have shown that when two talented musicians band together, the results can be nothing short of amazing.


When Is 2 Chainz And Lil Wayne’s New Album Coming Out?

2 Chainz and Lil Wayne have been teasing a collaborative new album together. Their first project, 2016’s ColleGrove mixtape, saw the two rappers blending the title from Georgia’s College Park (Chainz) and New Orleans’ Hollygrove (Wayne).

In a new video, 2 Chainz offered some more insight into what fans can expect from the forthcoming ColleGrove 2.

“Two, three, for years now working on this project, and I’m finally getting to the finish line of this project with me and Wayne that I’m so excited to bring to the marketplace,” he said. “I’m still learning stuff. I’m still learning things in this business. And one thing that I have learned in this process is that no response is the response.”

The follow-up project was initially intended to drop last year, but now an exact release date is unclear. As Chainz previously shared with DJ Akademiks, the duo has done quite a lot of work on it already.

“We were in the studio together,” he shared around January of last year. “This time, we’ve been in the studio together multiple times working on this project. Whether going back in after we’ve done something or whatever. This one is definitely coming out this year. We’re actually in the process of mixing it. Wayne’s on every single song.”

Here’s hoping there’s an official release date for it soon.

Nicki Minaj Joins Lil Wayne At Rolling Loud, Along With 2 Chainz & Gudda Gudda

There’s still one more day of performances to take in at Rolling Loud California, but already, fans have seen so many noteworthy hip-hop moments. On Friday (March 3), the energy appeared to be all over the place as crowds failed to generate hype during Soulja Boy’s set and even threw a water bottle at Kodak Black. The evening ended with a headlining show from Playboi Carti, who left audiences pleased as he delivered them new music, but still wound up ending early due to a fan injury.

On Saturday (March 4), the heat turned up even more thanks to artists like BIA, who debuted her new “SIXTEEN” single, as well as Lil Yachty, Kevin Gates, Lil Baby, and Don Toliver. The latter previously released his Love Sick album, and recruited his frequent collaborator, Justin Bieber, to join him on stage for their “Private Landing” song. As if that weren’t already enough, Kali Uchis and James Blake came through to help too.

2 Chainz Comes Out for “Duffle Bag Boy”

Elsewhere, Lil Wayne’s set also saw plenty of surprise guests keeping Rolling Loud attendees entertained. Acting as the festival’s special guest headliner, Weezy obviously didn’t hesitate to bring big energy to the stage. Among those joining him was 2 Chainz, who went all out as the pair rapped their fan-favourite joint effort, “Duffle Bag Boy.”

The Louisana-born artist also shocked the crowd by tapping Gudda Gudda to join him for the YMCMB classic, “Bed Rock,” and he wasn’t the only lyricist who showed out on his verse. Nicki Minaj also showed up to support Wayne, joining him for their throwback hit, as well as some more recent collaborations. “Truffle Butter,” which dropped in early 2015, was on their setlist, as well as a few solo tracks from the Queen of Rap herself.

Nicki Minaj’s Surprise Performance Breaks Necks

The “How to Love” hitmaker and his female guest also teamed up for “High School,” taking us way back in time to 2013. She also gave an energized performance of last year’s “Super Freaky Girl,” and reportedly planned to give the audience more, but wasn’t able to due to issues with the DJ’s audio. Keep scrolling for more photos and videos from Wayne and Minaj’s turned-up concert during Rolling Loud California, and check back later for more updates from the festival.


Clipse Reunion, 2 Chainz, Chicago Hip-Hop 50 Performance & More Set for Hyde Park Summer Fest


Chicago will have a Clipse reunion, 2 Chainz, and a Chicago HipHop50 performance during the annual Hyde Park Summer Fest. The two-day festival that celebrates Chicago culture will also be headlined by Tobe Ngwigwe.

Clipse is set to perform “Grindin’” and “When the Last Time,” alongside other collaborations and fan favorites.

The festival will take place on June 17-18, 2023, at the Midway Plaisance Park in Hyde Park, bringing in additional performances by Robert Glasper, Jonathan McReynolds, Uncle Waffles, Terry Hunter, and more to be announced. The Chicago HipHop50 set will include Twista, Shawnna, Do Or Die, Crucial Conflict, and Vic Mensa.

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“This is a huge win for Chicago and the music industry overall, especially since our city’s hip-hop influence is often overlooked and underestimated,” said Dave Jeff, co-producer of Hyde Park Summer Fest “With the return of Clipse for an exclusive performance, we’ll be able to celebrate a legendary duo alongside the fifty-year anniversary of hip-hop, a genre that Chicago has undoubtedly continued to play a leading role in growing and evolving.”

Hyde Park Summer Fest, a Black-owned, neighborhood-focused festival, has established itself as a mainstay in the south side of Chicago. It is renowned for supporting nearby small businesses and educational institutions as well as for boosting the local economy and creating jobs. The festival provided $75,000 to five local high schools in 2022, supported the participation of over 50 small local businesses, and generated close to 200 temporary jobs in the neighborhood. This year’s festival aims to outperform those successes.

“As a Black-owned festival, it’s important for us to create a welcoming, inclusive space for our neighbors and business owners to celebrate Chicago culture through music and food while honoring hip-hop’s impact on the world,” said Jonathan Swain, founder of Hyde Park Summer Fest. “This announcement is just the beginning of a long list of performers, artists, vendors and community partners that we’re teaming up with this year. There’s more to come, Chicago – get ready for a weekend you don’t want to miss.”

Pre-sale tickets are available now: Two-day general admission pre-sale tickets are $89, and two-day VIP pre-sale passes are $199.

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Yung Joc Blames Failed 2 Chainz Collab For Fallout With Pierre Thomas

There is much wheeling and dealing in the industry, and Yung Joc recalls a falling out with Pierre “Pee” Thomas. To outsiders, it seems as if the Atlanta music scene is interconnected; everyone knows one another, so it was no surprise that Yung Joc and 2 Chainz were linking in the studio. However, things didn’t go as planned, and Joc detailed the tension that spawned. The Love & Hip Hop star shared his story while visiting the Big Facts Podcast.

As Yung Joc tells it, Quality Control boss Pierre Thomas was instrumental in funding a collaboration between Chainz and Joc. The record was finalized, so to speak, but there were a few hangups regarding clearances. 2 Chainz “gave me a love verse,” said Joc. “I will say that he gave me a love verse and that n*gga was going in. I was still signed and sh*t, so I came back. Me and P did a deal.”

Yung Joc Details The Fallout

ATLANTA, GEORGIA – FEBRUARY 15: Yung Joc and Kendra Johnson attend Hype Hair magazine cover release at Ventanas on February 15, 2023 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Joi Stokes/Getty Images)

“So, me and P put up $30,000 to push the record,” Joc continued. “I asked 2 Chainz to do it for me, and I’m a bring him the money and the label going to cut the rest of the check for them. So, I just give you a deposit on the label and cut the check.” Things progressed, but he still couldn’t move forward as expected. “It was time to get all the sh*t going. We got the radio playing it, and you know these markets, you start up a record in certain markets and sh*t. Then, when I’m coming to 2 Chainz, it was like we couldn’t never get the clearance on it.”

There was a holdup because the “label wouldn’t cut the check.” Joc continued, “I was like, ‘Damn, bro, I just need the clearance on this sh*t, like do something.’ So we kept going back and forth with the attorneys. It didn’t quite happen, and that sh*t kind of created a situation with me and P.”

Joc Shares Pierre Thomas’s Response

Ultimately, Thomas was frustrated because of the lack of movement. Joc explained that to Thomas, it felt as if it was a waste of finances. Check out Yung Joc detailing the story on Big Facts Pod above.


2 Chainz Secured Yet Another Signed NBA Jersey From A Special Player For His Son Halo’s Growing Collection

2 Chainz got a special gift for his son, Halo, after Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant gifted the rapper his jersey. He had been in Salt Lake City over the past weekend for the NBA All-Star Game.

“I told Ja that Halo asked me to get his jersey after all star game and he was wit it,” 2 Chainz shared in an Instagram post, where he posed with Morant’s signed #12 orange jersey.

He also offered his thanks to Morant through an additional Instagram Story. “Preciate it Ja,” 2 Chainz wrote. “That boy Halo asked me to get this jersey for him, no cap. He said, ‘Dad, get Ja’s jersey.’ The boy looked out, I appreciate it, fam.”

This latest jersey is just another addition that 2 Chainz got for Halo’s growing collection. Previously, he picked his son up some memorabilia courtesy of New York Knicks guard R.J. Barrett and Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic.

2 Chainz had brought Halo out to the Mavs game last May, where Doncic signed it in person. He posted a sweet video of his son watching the replay of the moment on TV at their house.

Fans have also taken notice of all of Halo’s gifts from his father. “I’m super jealous and happy for the baby at the same time!!,” one person wrote in the post’s comments.

“Cause Halo a cool cat. Cooler than you lol,” another wrote, taking a more sarcastic approach.

2 Chainz & Ne-Yo Join 50 Cent’s “BMF” For  Season 3 + 9 Other Celebs Featured In The “50 Verse”

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With a month of season two of BMF still unfolding, season three isn’t too far behind. Rapper 2 Chainz and R&B star Ne-Yo are entering the “50-Verse” by joining the cast for season three. SOHH also highlights nine other artists who have also become part of the family. Season three of Black Mafia Family also […]

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2 Chainz and NE-YO Announces as Guest Stars on Season 3 of ‘BMF’

2 Chainz and NE-YO Announces as Guest Stars on Season 3 of 'BMF'

2 Chainz (The Enforcer) and NE-YO (Dance Monsters, Hip-Hop Family Christmas Wedding), both multi-hyphenate Grammy Award winners, have joined the third season of STARZ’s popular drama series BMF in recurring roles. The two join the series’ impressive run of guest stars, including Eminem, Serayah, Caresha “Yung Miami” Brownlee and Snoop Dogg.

In his role as “Stacks,” 2 Chainz will portray an Atlanta native and distributor whose presence and wisdom command respect wherever he goes. Stacks, who adheres to the street code and is fiercely loyal and committed to supporting his family at all costs, questions Meech’s management style. “Rodney “Greeny” Green,” an Atlanta-based player who is all about making the bag, will be played by NE-YO. There is more to Greeny than what first meets the eye. He exudes confidence and an enterprising attitude.

“BMF” is executive produced by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson through his G-Unit film and television, alongside showrunner, executive producer, writer and Detroit native Randy Huggins, and interim showrunner and executive producer Heather Zuhlke. 

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2 Chainz & Ne-Yo Join The Cast Of 50 Cent’s “BMF”

50 Cent’s empire is expanding. Though things with Starz seemingly fell through, despite shows like Power and BMF generating massive revenue for the network, Fif hasn’t allowed this minor setback to impact his goals as a television mogul. The new season of Power Book II: Ghost is expected to debut next month while fans are at the edge of their seats to find out what happens next with the Flenory brothers and the Black Mafia Family empire during this season. 

Though the cast of Power and BMF have traded shots at each other over the past few weeks, each has cemented its places on television must-watch lists. While the second season of BMF might be coming to an end soon, it’s apparent that the demand is high. STARZ recently renewed the show for a third season, which will likely debut next year. Already, 50 Cent began plotting out how he’ll expand the cast further and it seems he has some more star power to back it up.

2 Chainz & Ne-Yo Will Join The “BMF” Cast In Season 3

Over the years, we’ve seen how 50 Cent included many of hip-hop’s favorites in his television world. Kendrick Lamar appeared in the original Power series, Method Man and Mary J. Blige have roles in Power Book II, and Kash Doll has held it down on BMF as Monique. However, it appears that BMF will get even more star power in the near future with the inclusion of 2 Chainz and Ne-Yo. 50 Cent hit Instagram where he confirmed both artists will appear on BMF season 3.

According to Variety, 2 Chainz will take on the role of an Atlanta-born distributor named Stacks. “Fiercely loyal and determined to provide for his family no matter the cost, Stacks lives by the street code and challenges Meech’s leadership style,” Starz described Chainz’s role. Ne-Yo will also play the role of a local Atlanta hustler named Rodney “Greeny” Green whose primary focus is making money, though he’ll unveil layers to his character throughout the season. We’ll see how this all pans out in the next season but we’re certainly excited to see how they shape up to be on screen.