2 Chainz Talks Arrogant Rappers, Says Rap Needs A Simon Cowell

2 Chainz says talks about stuck-up rappers and why rap needs a Simon Cowell to be on quality control for music.

PowTV recently caught up with 2 Chainz a.k.a. Tity Boi of Playaz Circle at a listening session. During the session, Chainz touched on the issue of quality control in the rap game, saying that he feels rap needs its own Simon Cowell of "The X-Factor" and "American Idol" to ensure that artists are making the best quality music possible. He added that he would appreciate someone giving him constructive criticism about his music, but that someone who would provide such services could be quickly labeled a hater.

"A lot of people know that I'm doing a lot of features now, but you gotta know that my turn-around is like 24 hours [for a verse]," he explained. "This is our job...there needs to be a nigga like [Simon Cowell in rap] - not no hater-ass nigga, but a truth telling-ass nigga. We're talking about the nigga that says...'That was a nice style, let's put it on paper,' and then that shit [doesn't work out]. Somebody that wants to be analytical like that. I'd appreciate that in the game, especially for me because I can take constructive criticism...it ain't gotta be no shit where you son a nigga. You can pull a nigga to the side and tell him to work on [his craft]."

The Atlanta rapper also spoke on keeping humble despite the fame he's garnered over the years. He said that he never gets egotistical with either fans and artists and the he always tries to respond to any shout-outs he gets from anyone that runs into him. He added that it's certain artists' super-star attitudes that are most adversely affecting the state of Hip Hop today, and that emcees need to foster a sense of unity between themselves and their listeners.

"I think everybody [in the game] got too cool, the whole about coming into the room and shit," he said. "It's like all of us [rappers] know we're in the room, but niggas act like they don't see each other...that shit is what's fucking up the game. I ain't got to dap every nigga down, but at [least] say what's up. That shit's what took [me] a little bit further than the more arrogant [artists]...that's the little shit that might separate from another nigga, 'cus I'll be in the airport and pull that move [and] I'll [say], 'What's up?' when I hear my name...I don't know how to fake talk on the phone, I don't know how to listen to my headphones [and ignore someone]...I could have my headphones on for real, and if I hear you, I'll still acknowledge you. You know when niggas start getting them checks...they [get arrogant]."

Check out the full interview below.

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24 Comments

  • e nimble

    oh wow this whole time i thought 2chainz (tity boy) was dolla boy haha oops

  • dj nemesis

    alot of respect for 2 chains after this interview,i been feelin the same shit, rappas actin like celebrities after a couple hits an shit need to go...an ill gladly be the simon cowell of rap,my library is crasy huge an i know wtf im talkin bout!

  • gio

    this fool still wearing the same clothes from his breakfast club interview from a month ago

  • Anonymous

    THE ONLY PERSON WHO SPEAKS HIS MIND AND KEEPS IT REAL IS 50 CENT AND WHEN HE DOES EVERYONE BOOS HIM SO I GUESS HE IS THE SIMON COWELL

  • Anonymous

    if u dont like someone why u even take the time out to read it and then comment and hate people on here are what we call haters

  • Phil House

    funny coming from a garbage ass rapper....my impression of the simon cowell of rap "wtf was that? you call that rap, are you serious? terrible fuckin awful and whats with the name? 2 chains? most retarded name ive ever heard you arent even wearing any chains, you have no chains, as well as no brains" haha that entertained me for about 5 minutes back to work

  • Broward County

    Cool story, bro.

  • Brandon Caminero

    Im not into his music but I feel what he's saying..with that said I will look deeper into his music!

  • Up North

    Wonder what Simon Cowell would say to 2 Chainz?

  • u.o

    Millions of suck ass rappers, these commercial ass Dj's should be telling these lil niggaz to sit the fuck down or go to school. The problem is, these rappers make it look far too easy. In the 80s wack rappers got robbed and bottles were thrown, bite a nigga style and he bit your ass off. True school shit. These Dj's need to send out a real message and stop everyone thinking they can to do this shit!

  • Anonymous

    I've personally said that this dude was one of the worst rappers ever when he went by "Titi Boy" and had all of those verses and lines that didn't make sense or even rhymed. I'm pretty sure someone like Ludacris told him that he needed to work a little harder on his rhyming and to be honest he gradually improved his lyricism in comparison to his old sh*t. He's not superlyrical he has a few clever lines, dope hooks, charisma, energy, and some bangin' ass beats a lot of rappers got by using this formula ie 50 Cent Circa '02-'04

  • Basedvelli

    Based God is the Simon Cowell of rap obviously. None the artist out today meet the standard. Except V Nasty of course.

  • anon

    yall always hatin on the south damn

  • heflys20

    Craft!? This the same fool that said he "draws guns with no pencils" and that "we had sex in a Mercedes so if we have a baby we would call it Mercedes?" You ain't foolin no one.

  • Simon Cowell

    Tity Boi was a better name for you because your bland, derivative music means that hearing a worthwhile line coming out of our mouth was about as common as finding a man with breast cancer.

  • Lord Meth

    I like that philosophy. I'm not gone hate on the nigga cuz I don't like his music, but what he said was spot on. Good man.

  • Anonymous

    Big words for someone who has always sucked I agree tho, there needs to be more quality control in hip hop, although Ironically if there was this Jim Crowe throwback would find himself out of work

  • 2chainz is garbage

    OK WTF? QUALITY CONTROL FOR MUSIC? HE IS PART OF THE GARBAGE ASS SHIT THAT PEOPLE HATE, HE IS PART OF IT WTF? HE IS ONE OF THE WORSE ARTIST I HAVE EVER HEARD IN MY LIFE, HE EMBARRESSED HIMSELF ON THE BET CYPHER THIS YEAR NOW THIS INTERVIEW JUST SHOWS HOW FUCKING RETARDED HE REALLY IS

  • ??

    Man this dude came out of NO WHERE, i haven't really listened to his music, but i had no clue he was in Playaz Circle and now all of a sudden dude is on every song and rap websites. I feel like every year some dude who has been around for ever and isn't undeground comes out of no where to get big

    • DL Dub

      Nah this guy has been around for a long time, he was just never good. He got sonned on duffle bag boy by lil wayne (which is just embarassing) and now he's a little better I guess under the guise of 2 chainz. He surprised me at the BET cypher though

    • anon

      actually he dropped like 6 mixtapes in the past 2 yrs and ben doin shows for a minute. ur just late.

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