Based on a T.R.U. Story is the debut studio album by Atlanta rapper Tauheed Epps better known by his stage name 2 Chainz, released through Def Jam Recordings via Universal Music Group back during August 2012. The album features several guest appearances from fellow rappers Lil Wayne, Drake, Kanye West, Nicki Minaj and Playaz Circle cohort Dolla Boy along with singer-songwriters, producers The-Dream, Mike Posner, The Weeknd and Chris Brown. The album’s unique production was handled by Brick Squad Monopoly‘s Southside, Mike WiLL Made It, Sonny Digital, Kanye West, Hit-Boy, Drumma Boy, DJ Mustard, Mr. Bangladesh and DJ Spinz, among many others. A little background on the artist shows 2 Chainz began releasing solo material in 2007, while still in Playaz Circle with Dolla Boy, releasing a mixtape that year titled Me Against the World!, during the time, under his former stage name Tity Boi. It wasn’t until early 2011, when he changed his moniker to 2 Chainz, as he perceived it to be more “family friendly,” that his career began to take off and he started getting more songs with more well known featured artists within the industry. “This isn’t an image for me,” says 2 Chainz, as he talks about his highly stylized couture type profile. He reveals saying back, “in ’07 I was saying, ‘Walk into the Gucci store, honey, I’m home.’ That’s just who I am. I just feel like fashion has been a part of my artistic expression as well as my wordplay. I’m just enjoying life. I’m getting people to actually smile when they listen to my music.” Check out his new video for Extremely Blessed featuring The Dream » Read more..
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Hot Music Video – Beez In The Trap (Explicit) – Nicki Minaj ft 2 Chainz + Nicki Deletes Twitter Account Over Song Leak
“Beez in the Trap” is a song by hip hop artist Nicki Minaj from her second studio album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded. It features American rapper 2 Chainz. The song got its premiere at DJ Flex’s radio show at Hot 97 in March 2012. Background of the song: “Beez in the Trap” is an electro hop song. Before this song was released, 2 Chainz confirmed his appearance on Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded. On March 20, 2012; Minaj posted on Twitter that “Beez in the Trap” is set to premiere on Power 105.1′s DJ Clue’s radio show at 7:00 pm, however, it ended up being premiered by Hot 97‘s DJ Flex instead. It later made its way online shortly thereafter. “Beez in the Trap” received generally positive reviews from music critics, with several commenting positively on Minaj’s performance. Although he felt that the song “lack[ed] real substance,” XXL magazine praised “Beez in the Trap,” calling it a “memorable moment” of Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, and also complimented Minaj’s “unique energy and distinct personality” displayed in the song. The song awarded her with her second Best New Track accolade (the first being Super Bass). Pitchfork Media described “Beez in the Trap” as a “effortless, pinging schoolyard taunt,” and, in a separate review of the song for the same publication, Carrie Battan complimented Minaj’s “daunting swagger,” writing that she “hits a spot sweet enough to render every single gripe obsolete for four and a half minutes.” Check out the official Music video below after the jump… » Read more..