In the time since Atlanta rapper 2 Chainz released his debut solo album, Based On A T.R.U. Story, the Playaz Circle emcee has collaborated with countless artists. Although the number of records 2 Chainz has been featured on may be substantial, there is one group he hasn’t collaborated with and recently expressed interest in working with during an interview with MTV News.
While speaking with Sway Calloway of “RapFix Live,” Chainz revealed that he’s a fan of the Harlem-based crew Dipset and says he may get some work done with The Diplomats in the future.
“I’m a huge Dipset fan,” he said. “I can’t even front. I remember when Diplomatic Immunity came out, the red and the blue disc. I just felt like they changed the game…So, at the end of the day I’m really fans of these guys and I’m the type of guy that I acknowledge that. You know what I’m saying? Like I don’t think I’m too good to be like—you know I see Dame and just be like—I be tripping like ‘You Dame!’ Everybody else might try to like ‘Oh.’ But this is Dame. Forget what you talking about, this is Champagne Dame right here. So for me those be experiences in my life, in my timeline. So, I’m sure we gonna get some work done, but as far as me just revealing things for social media to go crazy? I’m not gon’ do it.”
2 Chainz also shared some insight into his B.O.A.T.S. series, informing viewers that B.O.A.T.S. III won’t be the final installment in the series he calls a “healthy timeline.”
“B.O.A.T.S. is like a real healthy timeline. Tity Boi, 2 Chainz, whatever you want to call it,” Chainz said. “You know what I’m saying? When I say ‘started from the trap, now I rap,’ it’s basically that being—when I signed with DTP and I remember Luda wanted to give me my check, I didn’t have a bank account. Cause this was my first job. So, he had to give me my bank account…It’s just a healthy timeline of how I’ve grown. You know, some of the things that I like. And the whole trying to embody the city of Atlanta. You know I come from Atlanta. I finished school. You know, a lot of people like to talk about how they dropped out and made it. You know, I went to school and made it. So, it’s just a few elements in there, but I still have that ratchet side.”
Late last month, 2 Chainz appeared alongside rapper Kanye West at a birthday party for actor Leonardo DiCaprio. According to the Def Jam musician, he was invited to the party under the guise that he would be performing at a charity event.
“This is what happened—since it’s over I can tell y’all,” he said. “They told me and my people that we was going to a foundation or a charity event. So, you know when black people hear charity event—even if I invite you you ain’t coming…That’s how he kept all the hoopla out of it. You know what I mean? So, when I get to the charity event they gon’ tell me ‘Congratulations. We’re happy you’re here. It’s the first time this club has ever been opened.’ It’s Leo’s birthday…I didn’t get it until I got there. But you know everybody was in the building.”
Earlier this month, 2 Chainz announced that he was working on B.O.A.T.S. III, an album that will serve as a follow-up to B.O.A.T.S. II: #MeTime, in a tweet sent on February 4.
Workin on B.O.A.T.S III
— Tity Boi (2 Chainz) (@2chainz)
Workin on B.O.A.T.S III— Tity Boi (2 Chainz) (@2chainz) February 4, 2014