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.
Musicians can’t stay hot forever. Only a select few can even come close to a 10 year music career. Five years in any genre is pushing it. After that, you can count most artists out. They won’t vanish immediately, but fans and media will hold on a few years too long while these artists have either diminished in skill, can’t top the charts, are crowded by new artists, or quite simply…the jig is up.