2 Chainz Speaks On Not Recognizing The Full Potential Of Kanye West's "Mercy"

2 Chainz and Big Sean talk "Mercy," artist recognition, and more during an interview at Summer Jam.

While stopping through the Ciroc-sponsored lounge at HOT 97’s Summer Jam, Atlanta rapper 2 Chainz chopped it up with writer Shaheem Reid about the reception Kanye West’s “Mercy” has received thus far.

2 Chainz explained that he had no idea the song would be a single or how much potential it would have once released. The rapper also spoke on his appreciation for all of the artists featured on “Mercy.”

“I think all them people dope. I’m fans of them. Sean is ill. I’ve been a fan of Pusha and them since he was doing The Clipse thing. Just how they kept it street,” 2 Chainz explained in a video posted on XXLMag.com. “And then you know ‘Ye is like a Back To The Future type dude as far as knowing what’s gonna happen ahead of time. And when I did this record I had no idea it was gonna be a single. I had no idea the potential of this record and that just kinda shows you the vision that ‘Ye got. I’m definitely happy to be a part of the extended family of G.O.O.D. Music.”

Later in his interview 2 Chainz was joined by fellow “Mercy” collaborator Big Sean. The Detroit rapper went on to express his respect for 2 Chainz and commended the rapper for showing him that “anything is possible.”  

“He showed me that you can turn up at any time,” said Big Sean in regards to 2 Chainz. “People knew who Tity Boi was. People knew who he was and he still got the energy, the recognition a new artist would get cause he turned up to the max. He was one of the people that showed me anything is possible.”

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34 Comments

  • jhuntdaprodigy

    When Lil Wayne did this shit 2 Chainz is doing now back in 2007 with the features, his album wound up selling one million copies the first week. However, Wayne did have 2 smash singles with "Lollipop" & "A Milli", and while "No Lie" has gotten a lot of love around my town and school,and it was on itunes top 10 for a little bit, it hasn't exactly beeen a giant crossover hit. But Cole & Wale proved you don't always need one of those to sell units if you have a fanbase

  • Shawty Ace Fan

    2chainz earned his spot especially after Lil wayne stole his whole work strategy ......crazy features, hop on everyone track recreate himself and turn up Follow @shawtyace_sob

  • Anonymous

    "everybody got a song with him somwhere" Those are still other people's songs. Let's see how the debut album pans out.

  • Anonymous

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  • Michael Varley

    tube of the year and upcoming artist of the year

  • Michael Varley

    this is the tune of the year and 2 chains made the right choice going to GOOD music! shop the MERCY video at http://stylehumper.com/2012/06/08/shop-the-video-mercy/

  • Anonymous

    all yall ass hatin cuz they made it and yall watchin on the sideline

  • Anonymous

    Future and 2 Chainz both suck....only low income/ghetto ppl and those with below average iq find their music stimulating.

    • michigan

      future maybe. hes like a auto tuned street version of drake hahah but i've been listening to tity boi for like 5 years now. All he did was change his name and go by the gimmick of wearing 2 chainz and boom he blew up. that just shows he stuck to his passion and now its paying off.

  • Liquor and karate

    Come out of nowhere and blow up? Really so you werent on that duffle bag boy song? so you werent known as "titty boi" for 10 years? nigga stop lying youve been hanging around for a while.Between 2chainz and future it seems like rappers are getting recruited out of resource room,there is probably a fucking mentally disabled equivalent of nick fury assembling theses motherfuckers.soulja boy,2chainz,future,tyga,gudda gudda and chief keef "the tardvengers"

  • Anonymous

    so 2 chains is strictly def jam he clearly said "extended G.O.O.D. Family " so guess that puts those signing rumors to rest

  • Anonymous

    "just come out of nowhere like this and blow up" He hasn't blown up yet. If that album flops, he's gone.

    • Anonymous

      @nibs: real talk. 2Chainz is nothin' just some investment for Def Jam. They put X capital (in money and connections) to blow him up, and take out Y. As long as latter is bigger than former, he'll be in the music biz. Its simple as that, there is nothing special about 2 Chainz. He could have been replaced by any other average Joe who has at least a tiny talent for rap music ...

    • nibs

      he's featured EVERYWHERE because they want him to blow up. It's actually because he sucked off so many executives they are blowing him up.

    • Anonymous

      he has blown up enough....this nigga has been featured EVERYWHERE...everybody got a song with him somwhere....

  • The Duke

    I think this guy has like a 70 iq here's why -He named himself tity boi -listen to him.

  • Anonymous

    IT'S OBVIOUS 2CHAINZ IS VERY GOOD WITH BUSINESS & I'VE HEARD DUFFEL BAG BOY IN JAPAN CLOWN CUT IT OUT

  • 2 Waynes

    Now's there two Wayne's. BOth of them started being on everyone and their mother's songs, then they blew up out of nowhere. How the fuck does this guy just come out of nowhere like this and blow up? It's the industry doing all this shit and pulling the strings.

    • anon

      you stupid or something? real niggas know wayne sold units on the carter 1 and 2. He started to recognized by 13 year old girls when he did that collab thing. Then he switched up his style and now we got shitty ass songs about making beds rock.

    • FucYouuu

      Nah guy..... cause he got up off his ass and did something instead of making meaningless comments on hhdx. Ya diggg??

  • Anonymous

    2 Chainz needs to donate those two fake gold chains to the Goodwill.

  • W H O K N O W S

    Not a big fan of this track but I hope the album is fuckin' dope.. with the lineup the G.O.O.D. Music crew got it'll be hard to fuck that up... ijs

  • Anonymous

    I've never seen so many people who've sold

  • Anonymous

    FEW people new Tity Boi (he ment). mostly only peps in the South. so he changed his name and the label is paying people to feature his ass so all of a sudden he blew up. it aint like his shitty rapping changed too.

  • 2chainsoneneck

    mercy video http://youtu.be/O5UOkvQJadc

  • Anonymous

    Kanye has had to dumb it down to fit in with todays artists who remembers through the wire jesus walks All Falls Down Never Let Me Down

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