2 Chainz Wants To Be the Spokesperson for Second Chances

2 Chainz at his album listening party in Norcross, GA. Photo courtesy of Tree Sound Studios.

At first, 2 Chainz wanted to skip “No Lie.” But, a blogger protested: “Play it!” He turned to his right, then nodded. “They won’t be able to survive,” he said of the audience. “The album’s not out for seven days.”

“No Lie” is the lead single off 2 Chainz’s major-label debut Based on a T.R.U. Story, out August 14. On Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop chart, “No Lie” only falls second to “Mercy,” which features 2 Chainz among fellow G.O.O.D. Music affiliates Kanye West, Pusha T and Big Sean. But at Norcross, Ga.’s Tree Sounds Studios, when Island Def Jam’s senior vice president said he had a surprise, 2 Chainz still hadn’t expected to see his first-ever gold record plaque. As he once asserted via verses, “End of conversation, I’m running out of patience/ You can’t play me, they don’t play me on the stations.” Obviously, the conversation’s changed.

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