My Not-Review of 2 Chainz Based on a T.R.U. Story


I was hoping Def Jam didn’t make Tity Boi 2 Chainz release a “girl song” as the lead single. The Nicki Minaj assisted “I Luv Dem Strippers” didn’t drop until the week before the album did as the third single. So kudos.

The 35-year-old 2 Chainz has had quite the run over the last 12-18 months (depends when you hopped on). But shit got really real when he spit the best verse on “Mercy,” and “No Lie” ft. Drake and “Birthday Song” ft. Kanye only ignited the flame.

So the album is hot…right?

Based on a T.R.U. Story was what I expected. It gave us some more bangers (“Yuck” ft. Lil Wayne, “Crack,” “Money Machine,” “Wut We Doin'”) cheesy girl songs (“Extremely Blessed” ft. The-Dream, “In Town” ft. Mike Posner and “Countdown” ft. Chris Brown) and continued to tight rope that thin line between wit (“You the realest n—- breathing if I hold my breathe”) and just plain old corny (“If you a chickenhead, go somewhere and lay some eggs”).

Also, I like how he added “Like Me” as a bonus with an extra verse! Liked it a lot more than hearing a no-new-versed “Riot.” We got that song for free last year, now we have to pay extra monies for it.

So yeah, it was wack. At least I got a few more bangers to bump in the car out of it. With exactly 0 structure, no themes and nothing better than the singles he already gave us, this joint is pretty eh. But then again, I expected this.

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