When it comes to his career, 2 Chainz possesses Zen-like patience. After forming Playaz Circle with Dolla Boy in 1997, the rapper formerly known as Tity Boi scored success 10 years later when the duo’s 2007 Disturbing Tha Peace/Def Jam debut, “Supply & Demand,” reached No. 3 on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart on the strength of the No. 4 Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs single “Duffle Bag Boy,” featuring Lil Wayne. But then the duo stalled with 2009 follow-up “Flight 360: The Takeoff.” The album peaked at No. 11 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums but only reached No. 74 on the Billboard 200.
Two years and seven solo mixtapes later — together with a new moniker — the rapper is nearing critical mass. On Nov. 1, 2 Chainz will release hisDJ Drama-hosted “Gangsta Grillz” mixtape “T.R.U. REALigion,” a testament to his relentless touring regimen, self-financing and persistence. “My whole campaign is believing that I got this far by being independent and, at the same time, being true to myself,” the 27 yr. old says.
Viral cuts like “Spend It” and the silky “Feeling You” have rocketed the College Park, Ga., native to the top of the hip-hop buzz chain, a position bolstered by appearances on Drama’s “Oh My (Remix)” and French Montana's “Whip.” Explaining the rapid rise in listener interest, 2 Chainz says, “It's definitely the realness. I can depict a story that you can just feel is real-whether checking the résumé or not.”
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Young Jeezy Drops '.38', Talks Obama, Joint Album with T.I.:
So, I told ya that there would be a more detailed update on the Def Jam/Jeezy conference call that I participated in the other day! Below check out what Billboard.com had to say:
"TM103," Young Jeezy's fourth full-length, has been the victim of delays for nearly two years, but the rapper's latest album appears to be finally coming out on Dec. 20 through Island Def Jam. In a conference call on Thursday (Oct. 20), Jeezy officially unveiled the bombastic new track “.38” and gave new details about the long-awaited album, which was originally supposed to come out on Sept. 20.
"The time is here," Jeezy said on a conference call. "I’m not just dropping it because it’s a deadline. It’s time. I feel like the streets waited long enough, and they need their spokesperson — their people’s champ — to come back, and talk to them and lead them. So this is not a thing about Def Jam and me trying to meet a quota. I know I said September 20 the first time, but it didn’t feel right because there was nothing for me to say at the time. Now there’s something for me to say, because the people are ready to be spoken to."
According to Billboard.com the “Moment for Life” rapper wants to jazz up your nails with her new nail polish line, a six-piece collection by the masters over at O.P.I. Named after hit tracks off “Pink Friday,” including the glittering colors include “Metal 4 Life,” (a super chic silver hue) “Fly,” “Save Me,” “Did It On’em,” “Super Bass Shatter,” and “Pink Friday,” (my least favorite, a steroid induced shade of pink).
This is not the first time Minaj has dabbled in beauty. Back in June she was named a MAC Viva Glam spokesperson and has also painted many a lip hot pink with her “Pink Friday” MAC lipstick.
The nail polish collection hits stores in January 2012. Which shade of Nicki will you be rocking?