DJ Toomp has expressed his enthusiasm for Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz’s long-awaited joint album, ColleGrove 2.
The legendary producer talked about his involvement in the project in an interview with Atlanta radio host Brian “B High ATL” Hightower. After being asked about some of the best studio sessions he’s been involved in, Toomp gave up a few details about the album.
“I got a wicked one, man,” DJ Toomp began. “I got one on that new ColleGrove with 2 Chainz, Wayne, Benny The Butcher. Shoutout to all three of them cats, man.”
After B High asked if Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz took care of business over his production, DJ Toomp gave his stamp of approval toward the three artists.
“It’s a nice R&B sample, man, that I just put some crazy drums to and some extra pianos and shit. Yeah, it’s hard, it’s hard.”
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Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz have been teasing their follow up album to 2016’s ColleGrove for quite some time.
During a 2022 interview with DJ Akademiks, the Drench God said the album would feature different musical aspects between him and Wayne that weren’t showcased on the first offering.
“We were in the studio together,” 2 Chainz said. “I think the last time we were in the studio together maybe twice. This time, we’ve been in the studio together multiple times working on this project. Whether going back in after we’ve done something or whatever.”
He continued: “I feel super excited about this fucking project because it don’t sound like nothing I’ve ever heard before. And doing something like that with Wayne, it’s welcoming, it’s warming and it’s going to be accepted.”
In 2020, 2 Chainz made an announcement that ColleGrove 2 would be dropping during that time as well.
“I’m also dropping ColleGrove 2 this year,” he said.
During a visit to Math Hoffa’s My Expert Opinion podcast last week, DJ Toomp explained why he decided to stop working with Kanye West after he dropped his 2007 album, Graduation. According to the “Big Brother” producer, there were too many people involved in the musical process for his liking.
“Ye started working a different way after that,” Toomp said. “He started really wanting to have a lot of cooks in the kitchen, you know, working on one meal type of shit. It’d be different if you say, ‘Alright, we’ll bring these cats in. We’re gonna do an Italian cuisine. Okay, this day we’re gonna do a Jamaican cuisine. Oh, we’re gonna do Mexican cuisine.’”
He continued: “But it was just so many different — you know how you walk through the mall and food court and you might get sick because you got the wings over here and the Chick-fil-A and all them scents hit?”