In August of last year, 2 Chainz released his solo debut, Based On A T.R.U. Story. The Def Jam Records release was subsequently certified gold, and marked a commercial comeback for the founding member of Playaz Circle. At the age of 34 years old, 2 Chainz became one of the hottest new stars in Hip Hop—in large thanks to a name change (from Tity Boi), and critical collaborations with Drake, Kanye West and Nicki Minaj.
In the closing minutes of May 23, 2 Chainz revealed that his follow-up is coming just 13 months since his debut. The Atlanta, Georgia-based rapper tweeted that fans can circle September 10 on their calendars. He also tweeted “Features On Halt,” though that is presently not believed to be the actual title of the album.
FEATURES ON HAULT… NEW ALBUM ON THE WAY SEPTEMBER TENTH!!!!
— Tity Boi (2 Chainz) (@2chainz) May 24, 2013
UPDATE: After a busy week in the media, 2 Chainz has now given his September 10 sophomore solo album a title. The Atlanta, Georgia-based rapper was victim to an attempted robbery at gunpoint earlier this week. That incident happened shortly before the Def Jam Records artist was arrested at L.A.X. Airport for narcotics possession.
Yesterday though, 2 Chainz was simply promoting his album. The Playaz Circle co-founder announced its title, B.O.A.T.S. II, better known as Based On A TRU Story 2. The album follows 2012’s solo debut of the same title.
September 10, 2013. B.O.A.T.S. II #MEtime
— Tity Boi (2 Chainz) (@2chainz) June 16, 2013
UPDATE #2: Today (August 22) on Twitter and Instagram, 2 Chainz released the tracklist and production credits to his sophomore solo album, B.O.A.T.S. II: Me Time. The effort features involvement from Drake, Ma$e, Lil Wayne, annd DJ Toomp. The album will be available in standard and deluxe editions.
— Tity Boi (2 Chainz) (@2chainz) August 22, 2013
1. “Fork” (prod. by Mike WiLL Made It and Eardrummers)
2. “36″ (prod. by Crak King)
3. “Feds Watching” (prod. by Pharrell)
4. “Where You Been?” (prod. by Mike WiLL Made It)
5. “I Do It” feat. Drake and Lil Wayne (prod. by D. Rich and Wonder)
6. “Used 2″ (prod. by Mannie Fresh)
7. “Netflix” feat. Fergie (prod. by Honorable C.N.O.T.E.)
8. “Extra” feat. Rich Homie Quan (prod. by Wonder)
9. “U Da Realest” (prod. by Drumma Boy)
10. “Beautiful Pain” feat. Lloyd and Ma$e (prod. by Honorable C.N.O.T.E.)
11. “So We Can Live” feat. T-Pain (prod. by DJ Montay and J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League)
12. “Mainstream Ratchet” (prod. by Lil Korey)
13. “Black Unicorn” feat. Chrisette Michele and SunniPatterson (prod. by DJ Toomp)
14. “Outroduction” (prod. by StreetRunner)
15. “Employee of the Month” (prod. by Diplo and FKi)
16. “Live and Learn (It Will)” feat. Dolla Boy and Pusha-T (prod. by V Don)
17. “Livin” feat. IAMSU! (prod. by League of Starz)
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