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Album Review

Don't get it twisted G.O.A.T.-style because those initials on the cover stand for "Based on a T.R.U. Story," a reference to the rapper's debut album, but "best of all time" isn't a bad guess after all because 2 Chainz's sophomore release is one serious step up. That's "serious" as in "significant" since the "METIME" on the cover references to 2 Chainz desire that this album feel like a vacation, and with the greatest hook here being a duet with Fergie that goes "Let's make a sex tape and put it Netflix," the concept of vacation-on-wax (or mp3) is at the very center of the rapper's comfort zone. Even so, the album is full of surprises, starting with Fergie's undeniably awesome stoner reference (even the snobbiest weed head should respect "You smoke that Bobby Brown, we on that Shabba Ranks"), and spanning all the way to the rebirth of rapper Mase, who drops a poignant look back at his troubled career during the somewhat sane stunner "Beautiful Pain" ("Call me a hypocrite, backstabber, you name it I done heard it/The way they speak of me you think I'm already murdered"). Like Jay-Z's "99 Problems," "Feds Watching" is a great number inspired by a police traffic stop ("I pray to the lord and ask for forgiveness/If he popped my trunk I can get a life sentence") but this time with Pharrell on the funky production and soulful hook, then there's the Mannie Fresh production "Black Unicorn," which features grand, elegant strings, and the last thing you'd expect on a 2 Chainz album: beat poetry. Still, these ambitious moments are just icing on the cake since the base of the album is the solid, silly, and trend-setting club tracks that fans expect, all of them delivered effortlessly and overflowing with simple street wit. Highlight "36" rumbles the trunk and makes a hook out herb measurements ("36, that's how many ounces in a briiiiiiiiiiick") while "Where U Been?" is heartbreak 2 Chainz and Mike Will Made-It style with betrayal lyrics going ghetto ("Bought a new crib just to f*ck you in") over hypnotic, pounding production. 2 Chainz is still a punch-line rapper at heart, but B.O.A.T.S. II adds some Bootsy Collins charisma and ambitious ringleader style to his discography. Pick the sequel over the original and get ready for some stinky, dank, and fun me time. [A Deluxe Edition was also released.]

Customer Reviews

Hahaha

Straight garbage

Anticipating the album

He might not be a great or even good lyricist but his music is a good time & he genuinely seems like a good dude in his interviews. That Netflix single YEEEEEUKHHHH! Straight garbage

SERIOUSLY? AGAIN?

Honestly, 2 Chainz just needs to go away already. He can't rap to save his life, and even when he tries to, it's embarrassingly bad (to say the least). Even the single "Feds Watching" (feat. Pharrell), which unexpectedly focuses on a rather solemn subject matter, just can't be taken seriously in any way. "Netflix" (feat. Fergie) is even worse, but that's no surprise. If anything, "B.O.A.T.S. II #METIME," which is probably the single worst name for an album I've ever heard, is gonna be filled with more of the same horrible, bland, generic songs about money, girls, and fame we've all heard several times before. So unless you actually do enjoy listening to this type of musical garbage, don't even think about buying this awful excuse for a record. Seriously, it's not worth your time.

Biography

Born: September 12, 1977 in College Park, GA

Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

Years Active: '10s

Known as Tity Boi in the Atlanta-based Playaz Circle, 2 Chainz launched a successful solo career in 2010 and issued hits like "No Lie" and "Where U Been" while becoming the go-to artist for guest verses. Born and raised in College Park, Georgia, 2 Chainz first went solo in 2007 with the mixtape Me Against the World. The 2Pac references continued with his 2009 mixtapes Trap-A-Velli and All Ice on Me, but 2010's Me Against the World 2: Codeine Withdrawal hit his style on the nose with the last bit...
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