Success stories aren’t necessarily promised when one enters the music game, and rapper 2 Chainz is a prime example of this. 2 Chainz, 36, has encountered his fair share of door slams and constant “no’s” throughout his lengthy career, but through all his struggles, the Atlanta native hasn’t allowed these setbacks to damper his dreams in any sense.
Following his departure from Playaz Circle, the former DTP rapper went on a rampage within the mixtape circuit, and delivered project after project and caught the ears of several record label suitors, eventually landing a lucrative deal with Def Jam Records, where he has since released two solo records, one of which has achieved Gold status while the other has been unable to attain the success of its predecessor.
It’s been truly a journey thus far, and fresh off releasing his free extended play project aptly titled “Freebase,” the man known to fans as the “Hair Weave Killer” sat down Rap Radar’s CEO Elliott Wilson for an extensive chat to speak about a variety of topics which included: his recent beef with Hot 97’s Funk Flex, his newest mixtape, his experience working with Pharrell, lessons he’s learned from Lil Wayne and Ludacris, work ethic, the San Franciso shooting incident, and how he was able to utilize money he earned from earlier shows to propel him right into superstardom status. There's lots of gems to sift through -- so simply click play.