In an interview with The Source, the College Park, Georgia native has promised the project will be released prior to the close of the year.
“ColleGrove 2 will be coming out before the year’s over with,” he promised. “We’ve already shot two visuals, the photo shoot is over. We’re in the process now of mastering records. All the records are mixed, so it’ll be coming soon.”
He continued: “I’m so excited about it and I’ve been talking about it so long. I’m anxious at this point, to try to get it to the fans’ ears. Hear some of the hard work, and the blood sweat and tears that me and my brother put into this project,” he concluded.
Last month, the rumor mill began buzzing with excitement over a potential new drop after Weezy and 2 Chainz were spotted linking up with Usher for a potential collaboration.
A video began circulating on social media showing the Young Money leader, Tity Boi, and Usher shooting what appeared to be a new music video. The trio could be seen moving around and making gestures to the camera surrounded by a blue hue in a sparse studio — signaling fans that newness was likely on the way.
The video’s caption read, “COLLEGROVE 2,” indicating the visuals are for Wayne and Chainz’s upcoming collaborative album.
ColleGrove — the title of which blends College Park, Georgia and Hollygrove, New Orleans, the respective neighborhoods that 2 Chainz and Lil Wayne grew up in — was released in March 2016.
An attempt to recapture the collaborative chemistry that the pair had cultivated on hits like “Rich As Fuck,” “Bandz a Make Her Dance” and the 2007 Playaz Circle anthem “Duffle Bag Boy,” the project debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 with 53,000 first-week sales.
Due to label issues on Wayne’s side, 2 Chainz was credited as the primary artist on ColleGrove, with his Young Money cohort listed as a featured artist on all but three of the album’s 12 songs
The duo have been teasing a sequel for quite some time, with the Drench God initially promising that ColleGrove 2 would drop in 2020.