Riding high on the heels of the release of his third solo album, 2 Chainz made his way to the "RapFix Live" couch to talk about some of the guest appearances that made the LP's final cut.
B.O.A.T.S II: Me Time, released on Tuesday, has been fueled largely by the rapper's collaboration with super producer Pharrell for the album's lead single "Feds Watching." But those who pick up the project will discover a handful of names they may not have seen coming.
"I like doing features that are not so cliché. Something that people wouldn't think of," he explained.
The album features guest spots from Fergie, Chrisette Michelle, T-Pain and Rich Homie Quan, among others. In addition to speaking on the LP's opening skit, which features his mother, the rapper formerly known as Tity Boi spoke on sharing mic time with Ma$e.
"First of all, I'm a fan of Ma$e," 2 Chainz said. "[Ma$e] was someone that people didn't really realize I knew."
The two linked up for a song on the album titled, "Beautiful Pain," which also features R&B crooner Lloyd. The rapper also acknowledges that the title may sound contradictory to some.
"I guess the best way to describe it would be like a tattoo. But it would be a tattoo of a portrait of someone that passed away," he explained. "So you have that pain of getting the actual ink, the pain of having the actual portrait, but it's a beautiful piece of artwork."
While fans may know him for some of his more colorful lines and verses, "Beautiful Pain" is ...
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