2 Chainz Feeds The Streets With Freebase EP: Listen Now

ATL rapper admits to selling drugs to loved ones on title track.

By Maurice Bobb

As promised, 2 Chainz fed the streets some new sonic heat Monday (May 5) night with his new Freebase EP on LiveMixtapes.com.

The succinct project features seven bonafide trap anthems that delve into Tity Two Necklace’s illicit street life before making it big in the rap game.

Standout tracks include “Trap Back” and “Crib In My Closet,” which features A$AP Rocky and Rick Ross. The latter finds the ATL representer rapping about Nike shoeboxes “filled with rubberbands” and the copious top tier designer fashions that hang in his closet with the tags still attached: “I got Dolce I ain’t even wore yet, codeine I ain’t even pour yet/I can spend millions of dollars and still won’t even be poor yet.”

Newly freed Lil Boosie hops on “Wuda Cuda Shuda,” a Mike Will Made It-produced banger that finds the two collaborators challenging would-be haters that talk a lot, but lack action. “You should shut the f–k up and leave all the bitchin’ to bitches,” Chainz raps emphatically.

On the title track, the “I’m Different” MC admits to selling drugs to his loved ones with the line, “Sold drugs to my loved ones and it’s hard for me to admit it/ The first time I saw a crack pipe was in my parents’ kitchen.”

The rapper born Tauheed Epps didn’t elaborate on which “loved ones” he served exactly, but did confess that sharing his drug dealing quandary on record was hard.

“Would you want your loved one to go out in the streets and just deal with what’s going on out there, Deal with people that don’t have the real thing? Deal with robberies,” Chainz told MTV News last Wednesday in an hour-long interview. “Or would you just rather do it? Or are you being selfish by you supplying it? It’ll drive you crazy.”

Other guest appearances include Cap 1 and 2014 XXL Freshman Ty Dolla $ign, with production by Street Symphony, Young Chop and Metro Boomin.

Freebase is available for download now here.