Grande is singing her little heart out. Chainz had Raekwon buying off Old Nat!? Sounds like a record Statik Selektah produced. I love how the two samples are brought together. Kendrick is galloping on a goat. Wayne features still get me excited. The sequencing has been well-paced. Even without the release of a single, the man born Tauheed Epps has created a series buzz around Rap or Go to the League, with LeBron James on board as executive producer and a stacked guest list of features.
Chainz is talking about selling drugs to rappers before he made it as a rapper. This one could have a presence on the radio. He is changing flows and his vocal inflections. LaFlame assists on the chorus as well as his trademark ad libs, Track List: 1. The drums just dropped and we cooking. Now, this is a disgusting bassline.
But to date, his head has yet to hit the ceiling. The electric guitar was a nice touch. Out My Way 2:36 16. Two Thug verses, only one by Chainz, which, I admit, is disappointing given the focus of the album has been solely on the headliner. I will miss my exit if this song comes on while I'm driving on the interstate. He has spent the last 3 decades playing some blistering riffs with an iconic band that went on to define the sound of the new wave of American heavy metal.
Back from the Dead feat. Flaws and Sins 3:38 10. You can tell by the vividness that Chainz is a man who has done much and seen even more. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. I love the line about cops getting paid to protect, not shoot kids. Statute Of Limitations 02:29 05.
Every day should start with this energy. This is a good tempo, good energy. What a way to start an album. Three songs in, and I could rewind it from the top already. Marsha Ambrosius The album opens at a basketball game. Final first listen thoughts on 2 Chainz' Rap or Go to the League: Rap or Go to the League is 2 Chainz displaying his greatest gift as a rapper: eclecticism. Loving the vocalist who popped up with a vocal dipped in gold.
He definitely has the best album title of 2019 thus far. Notify me of new posts by email. Shit gotta be spine-tingling with mad styles and crazy dangerous I mean, bust-ya-shit-open beats, you know what I mean? This is a strong collection of memorable songs, but it could've been a career-defining album. Critiquing Uncle Sam, where is J. I'm Not Crazy, Life Is 05:30 14. In sharing the spotlight with his 10 guests, traditionally his artistic strength, Chainz diverts attention away from the star power that brings Rap or Go to the League to life. Hear Me Calling 3:09 07.
He mentioned that he said Trump would win before he won. Hearing their vocals stacked at the end is a nice touch. Thug took over this record, complete domination. The album is set to feature guest appearances from Gucci Mane, Quavo, Nicki Minaj, Swae Lee, Drake, Ty Dolla Sign, Migos, Pharrell, Monica and more. Known for a unique playing style he has given us memorable and intriguing songs like Vigil, Walk with me in Hell, and Redneck. Watch 2 Chainz reveal the album title below right around the 3:55 minute mark, and stay tuned for an upcoming single.
When Chainz calls, Wayne delivers. This is good out the gate. This sun-bathing outro is a slice of paradise. I Said Me 05:32 13. Sleep When U Die 12.
Heavy in all the right ways. This is taking me back to how 4:44 made me feel. This is a versatile album. Is this a soul sample? The athletic ballplayer, the hustling drug dealer, the present-day, aging lyricist—all these layers are woven into the man born Tauheed Epps. Chainz is reading the definition of taxes.
Girl's Best Friend 03:13 11. Reminiscing on tax talks with Puff before he became a well-known rapper. Honestly, Two Tity eats on every kind of production. Monstrous production and Chainz sounding taller than his actual gigantic frame. Threat 2 Society 03:46 03.