I'm very effusive in the artists who I love, but I really fucking love Drumma Boy. That time I met him at SXSW? That picture is still the background on my phone, and he's still one of my favorite producers. Every song on his 4th of July Playlist is produced by him, and features some of the usual suspects like Yo Gotti, 2 Chainz, Wiz Khalifa, Chris Breezy, Gucci Mane, and a shitload of others, considering it's songs that he has produced. Be forewarned, however, that it isn't only trapsters on this mix, which is indicative of Drumma Boy's prowess as a producer. Anywho, I love playlists that other people make, especially if they're as good as this one. Stream it at my boo's website or hover here to download Spotted at: DGB
Posts Tagged ‘2 Chainz’
Kaptain Cadillac remixed a favorite from Nicki Minaj's Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded with his Trap-Tech version of "Beez in the Trap." The tempo is ratcheted up, and some well placed synths take this out of the trap and on to any dance floor. It's kind of along the lines of that 'luxury trap music' trend that has come up on here. Part of Nicki's success has been from her moving into mainstream, which I understand, and then 2 Chainz's really just being 2 Chainz. I was going to generalize and suggest that they both are able to adapt so easily over a variety of beats, but I can't really say, with support, that 2 Chainz has done this...yet. Either way, it comes as no surprise that they sound great over the quicker tempo, dance hall type stuff. If only Nicki would indulge in beats like this, instead of that "Starships" mess.
Unless I'm mistaken, Juicy J's video for the "Oh Well (Remix)" with 2 Chainz is the 15th video from Blue Dream & Lean, and the second for this track. So, like a video remix of a video? Does that work? Anyway, I'm not complaining! Why not make multiple videos for the same song? Actually...I can think of a fair amount of reasons not to do that, but hey, it's working for him. Now where's the video for "Stoner's Night Part 2?" That's my favorite song (along with three others, about) and it's the only one that doesn't have a video yet! And in case you missed it, the first version of the "Oh Well (Remix)" video. After watching it, I'm pretty sure most of the footage in both is from the same damn time. Lolz.
How clever. A riot for 2 Chainz' song "Riot," in a scene that is vaguely reminiscent of "Run This Town." I see where Decatur Dan is going with that...and fire captivates my attention almost as much as pretty lights. And yes, I'm super jealous of Decatur Dan's alliterated name. Julie J is close, but not nearly that cool. 2 Chainz debut album Based on a T.R.U. Story is dropping this summer via Def Jam, I believe. I still haven't listened to his T.R.U. Realigion mixtape, mostly because the copy I downloaded was corrupt, and his simp features put me on the fence about him. It will be interesting to see how his journey compares to that Nicki Minaj's. Homegirl built her buzz so high with all her features, which seems like the path 2 Chainz has gone down since rechristening himself from Tity Boi to 2 Chainz. For the record, I always enjoyed Nicki's features more than her own songs, so it'll be interesting to see if that's the case with Tity Boi. I've had this burning question for a while: is 2 Chainz singlehandedly keeping the True Religion brand alive?
OMG NOW I KNOW WHAT THE TRAP LOOKS LIKE. Thanks, Nicki, Nicki, Nicki (2 Chainz voice). Anywho, Nicki Minaj released the video for "Beez in the Trap" right before Easter weekend--was she paying homage to that fact with her Easter colored assortment of wigs and makeup?--because, well, duh, she beez in the trap. Always. Just like me. Duhhh. I already wrote about this song for a prior edition of Trap Tuesdays, but I still love it. "Beez in the Trap" has the perfect amount of shit talking without being obnoxious, Nicki raps without her weirdo character voices, and it takes me back to the happy days of Beam Me Up Scotty. And I can't tell you how many times that situation at the end of the video, 2 Chainz dancing behind Nicki like that, has played out in my life.
At first, I was going to make this long list of things that I don't need--like Girl Scout cookies (even though they practically taste as good as being skinny feels)--and liken it to Bangladesh's rapping on the hook, but two things happened. I realized I wasn't as perturbed by his hook as I was initially, and I couldn't think of any other examples for that list. I don't listen to that much E-40, but I really liked his verse here. Whenever I think of him, I think of sophomore year of college with all the O'Dea boys going dumb at house parties to him, like it was something groundbreaking and new. Although, to be fair, to UP, it was, I suppose. By now, I'm sure you know that I unconditionally love Juicy J, and am pretty much unconditionally indifferent to 2 Chainz, so that's that. "They Point" is on Block Brochure, which is only 60 songs long. Seriously. You can buy it from iTunes here. Also, did anyone else notice that girl front and center with her ass completely exposed, in multiple shots? Honey...
You know what? I'm not even going to apologize for liking this song. Nicki Minaj recruits the special chile of the trap, 2 Chainz, on this bass-heavy song titled "Beez in the Trap," which is off her Roman Reloaded: Pink Friday album that is dropping next week (who knew?? I sure didn't). When I listen to it out loud on my iPhone, it sounds like my cat is purring when the bass kicks in all heavy. How quaint. What's the best part about this song? Nicki not making any of those weirdo "character" voices or whatever. Plus, I love the hook because I obviously relate to it so well, being from the 'burbs and all. "Bitches ain’t shit and they ain’t saying nothin’/A hundred mothafuckas can’t tell me nothin’/I beez in the trap, be-beez in the trap." I was absolutely hoping to hear this song in the clubs over the weekend, but besides Mac Miller, the DJs also played that trainwreck "Stupid Hoe." Insert sad face. In related news, the premiere of "Beez in the Trap" sparked a huge, stupid, wack online beef between DJ Clue and Funkmaster Flex over who would play it on air for the first time. DJ Clue was supposed to, but Funkmaster Flex said that he hacked into his email and stole it or something, according to MTV. I know; how fucking trivial. FM radio is basically irrelevant to me, and even more so, two DJs in New York. Listen via HHW: In related JULIE news, I'm obsessed with lipstick, and I tried the Nicki Minaj MAC lipstick on the other day, but it didn't look very crackin on ...
Yesterday, at approximately the same time--I was watching my Google Reader and not working, okay, so I know--two remixes for Kirko Bangz's song "Drank in my Cup" hit the innanet. One with 2Chainz and one with J. Cole. I don't know which is official, but the more, the merrier, no? I was actually going to watch Kirko at SXSW, but then this showcase I was at brought out unannounced performers so I decided to stay, and blah blah blah. In related Kirko news, I was serenading my cat Dante this morning with "What Yo Name Iz" and he just looked at me blankly. Clearly, my cat doesn't know what his name iz. But back to this "Drank in my Cup," (coffee, if you're wondering), one of the fine folks at Atrill.net mixed the two versions together.
"Believe" is really fucking pleasant. There's just something about this song, actually, it's probably that Jodeci sample, that really resonates with me. As of late, I'm way more into the ignorant rap, but this is good. Yesterday, I watched some of Mississippi's finest in this music video while I ate a vegetarian panini. I was so moved by David Banner and Big K.R.I.T. that I am blogging about it a day later. Cool story, huh? Clearly, I've always had a thing for David, as well as Krit, although my appreciation of him has since magnified after watching his stellar set at The Fader Fort (among many at SXSW, I'm sure) this year. Are there two more passionate artists out there? On a track together, no less? David Banner's Sex, Drugs, and Video Games is easily one of my most anticipated albums for 2012, and how could it not be, with ASAP Rocky, Lil’ Wayne, Chris Brown, Snoop Dogg, Game, Nipsey Hussle, 2 Chainz, Big K.R.I.T., Bun B, Don Trip, Maino, Kardinal Offishall, Doe Hicks, Luck and Savvy, Raheem DeVaughn, Kree, Ras Kass, J-Doe and Tank all listed as features? He is offering it as a free download, but asking that you contribute to his "movement" that you can read more about at his website.
I still haven't listened to T.R.U. Realigion, mostly because the zip I downloaded was corrupt or some shit, but also because I don't get the whole 2 Chainz fad. Apparently Def Jam gets it, though, because he just signed with them. Or, arguably, they don't get it, either, as they tend to be criticized for being out of touch. Either way, the streets love him. As the song started, I thought to myself I'd much rather have a 2 Chainz verse than an entire 2 Chainz song, but surprisingly to me, by the end of the video, I felt a little more compelled to give him a chance. Will I listen to T.R.U. Realigion? Probably not, but hey, at least I thought about it. There's CyHi in there. Haaaaaaaay. Read my interview with CyHi if you haven't already. Spotted at Traps N Trunks
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