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2 Chainz Helps Def Jam Receive Their Third Number One Hip-Hop Album In One Month

This week rapper 2 Chainz gives prominent Hip-Hop label Island Def Jam (IDJ) their third number one Hip-Hop album in one month, and fourth number one album this summer. Nas ‘Life Is Good’, Rick Ross’ ‘God Forgives, I Don’t’ and Justin Bieber’s ‘Believe’ albums all debuted at number one on the Billboard top 200, while Frank Ocean’s ‘Channel Orange’ debuted at number two. Combined they all helped the label sale over 1.6 million albums so far this summer.

Thanks to Barry Weiss (Chairman and CEO Island/Def Jam), Steve Bartels (President/COO Island Def Jam Music Group) and Joie Manda (President of Def Jam), IDJ is hotter than the middle of August. Tomorrow Wednesday (August 22), the label is expected to earn their third number one, chart-topping Hip Hop album in one month, thanks to 2 Chainz.

The College Park, Georgia native (2 Chainz) debut solo album ‘Based On A T.R.U. Story’ tops this week charts with 145,809 copies sold in the first week, according to Hits Daily Double. The album’s lead single “No Lie” Ft. Drake sold over 525,000 copies digitally and reached number one on the Billboard Hot R&B/hip-Hop Songs. His new album features a star-studded line-up including Kanye West, Nicki Minaj, Drake and boasts productions from some hot producers. Once again, Def Jam sits at the top and 2 Chainz proves that hip-Hop still lives in the Dirty South.

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Are The CRITICS Feeling 2 Chainz ‘Based On A T.R.U. Story’?

2 Chainz debut solo album Based On A T.R.U. Story arrived this past Tuesday (August 14). This week the album will top the Billboard 200 with sales in the 130-140k range, according to Hits Daily Double. This makes Def Jam third number one Hip-Hop album in one month and fourth number one album this summer. Nas Life Is Good, Rick Ross’ God Forgives, I Don’t and Justin Bieber’s Believe albums all debuted at number one on the Billboard top 200, while Frank Ocean’s Channel Orange debuted at number two. Combined they all helped the label sale over 1.6 million albums so far this summer.

2 Chainz album features a star-studded line-up including Kanye West, Nicki Minaj, Drake and The Dream. The album’s lead single “No Lie” Ft. Drake sold over 525,000 copies digitally and reached number one on the Billboard Hot R&B/hip-Hop Songs. But was this enough to please the critics? Find out below:

Rolling Stone: His commercial solo debut is packed with A-list cameos and producers, but 2 Chainz commands the spotlight—rapping about success and sex with the irrepressible enthusiasm of the upstart he isn’t. 3.5/5

Los Angeles Times: Even guest appearances by Kanye West and Nicki Minaj don’t provide much boost. Other cameos include Drake, The-Dream, and John Legend, and they’re all so much better at their art that rather than their host stepping up to their level, 2 Chainz drags them down. 1/4

USA Today: His major label solo debut offers little more than the typical club anthems and swaggering boasts. Guests provide the best moments. “No Lie” with Drake and “Birthday Song” with Kanye West are as good as it gets. 2/4

The Boston Globe: A highly buzzed about hip-hop artist should make a debut that moves the genre’s dial ahead a notch. Unfortunately, this long-awaited CD from the Georgia MC relies on too many cliches to be a revelation.

The Washington Post: It’s hard to resist repetitive hooks that aren’t exactly catchy or well-constructed but still get stuck in one’s head even after a single listen. … There are laughably simple declarations (“She got a big booty / So I call her Big Booty,” from “Birthday”), but also clever punch lines.

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Based On A T.R.U. Story: 2 Chainz Album Booklet & Production Credits

Tomorrow Tuesday (August 14), rapper 2 Chainz will be releasing his debut solo album, Based On A T.R.U. Story. The disc will feature guest appearances from Kanye West, Drake, Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne and more. Last week, during his album listening party, 2 Chainz was gifted with a gold plaque for his single “No Lie” Ft. Drake. HHNM releases the album booklet, liner notes and productions credits for the disc. Buy now on iTunes or Amazon. Peep the booklet below:

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On The Set: 2 Chainz Ft. Kanye West “Birthday Song” Visual Shoot

The anticipation for his debut solo album, Based On A T.R.U. Story is increasing everyday and with the recent released of the album’s second single “Birthday Song”, 2 Chainz and Kanye West hit the streets of Yonkers, New York yesterday Monday (July 30) to film the visual for the track. I heard that Tyler, the Creator was on set along with a lot of big booty females. The complete visual premieres soon. Pre-order the album on iTunes now. Peep the pics below:

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August 14 Is The Day He’s Dropping: 2 Chainz ‘Based On A T.R.U. Story’ Tracklist

On August 14, 2 Chainz debut solo LP, Based On A T.R.U. Story arrives via Def Jam. The 17-tracks album has guest appearances from Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Drake, Nicki Minaj and others. Both album covers are simple; 2 Chainz wears two chains on the cover art. The album cover was shot by photographer Fabien Montique for DONDA (Kanye West’s design house which is also named after his late mother, Donda West). Pre-order the album on iTunes now. Peep the tracklist below:

1. Yuck! Ft. Lil Wayne
2. Crack
3. Dope Peddler
4. No Lie Ft. Drake
5. Birthday Song Ft. Kanye West
6. I’m Different
7. Extremely Blessed Ft. The-Dream
8. I Luv Dem Strippers Ft. Nicki Minaj
9. Stop Me Now Ft. Dolla Boy
10. Money Machine
11. In Town Ft. Mike Posner
12. Ghetto Dreams Ft. Scarface x John Legend
13. Wut We Doin? Ft. Cap1

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14. Countdown Ft. Chris Brown
15. Like Me
16. Feel Good
17. Riot

2 Chainz will embark on his first headlining tour this summer/fall 2012. The first show kicks off August 30th in Virginia and will make stops in Chicago, Detroit, Washington D.C. and Kansas City before wrapping up in Austin on September 27. Check the official tour dates here.

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Hitting The Road: 2 Chainz ‘Based On A T.R.U. Story’ Tour Dates

Two support his upcoming debut solo album, Based On A T.R.U. Story which arrives August 14, Def Jam rapper 2 Chainz will embark on his first headlining tour this summer/fall 2012. The first show kicks off August 30th in Virginia and will make stops in Chicago, Detroit, Washington D.C. and Kansas City before wrapping up in Austin on September 27.

One of the things I enjoy the most about being an artist is the opportunity to get on the stage and give the fans everything they deserve. Everything they’ve come to expect from me. I’ve performed along side some of the best in this business, but this time will be something special. This time it’s all me.”

August 30 – Norfolk, VA – The Norva
August 31 – Richmond, VA – The National
September 2 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
September 5 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s
September 7 – Chicago, IL – Metro
September 9 – Kansas City, MO – Beaumont Club
September 10 – Bloomington, IL – Castle Theatre
September 27 – Austin, TX – La Zona Rosa

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New Music: 2 Chainz Ft. Kanye West “Birthday Song”; Plus He Lands The Cover Of The Latest Issue Of Urban Ink

As promised, 2 Chainz drops his new single “Birthday Song” Ft. Kanye West and for his birthday, all he wants is a big booty call. When he dies, bury him inside of the Gucci or Louis Vuitton store, as the Atlanta native raps on the track. “Birthday Song” serves as the second single off 2 Chainz upcoming debut solo Def Jam album, entitled Based On A T.R.U. Story which arrives August 14th. Sonny Digital and Kanye West handled the production.

 

2 Chainz also lands the cover of the latest issue of Urban Ink magazine. “Urban Ink caught up with 2 Chainz while he was on the road assisting Drake on his Club Paradise Tour. The “No Lie” rapper posed for some flicks with some spicy mamacitas, and afterward, he sat down with UI to give us a breakdown of what he looks for when choosing a tattoo artist that he can trust to permanently mark his body. Chainz also chatted about his second coming to the Hip-Hop spotlight, and the ink which tells the story of the journey he went through to get to this point.”

If that’s not enough, over this past weekend, 2 Chainz shot the visual to “Love Dem Strippers” Ft. Nicki Minaj in Atlanta.

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Based On A T.R.U. Story: 2 Chainz Speaks On His Album Cover

On August 14, rapper 2 Chainz will be releasing his debut solo LP, entitled Based On A T.R.U. Story. A couple of weeks ago, the Def Jam signee released the album artwork. The cover is simple; 2 Chainz wears two chains on the cover art. In an interview with Vibe, 2 Chainz said the cover was “an iconic cover and one of the best covers up to date.”

For the album artwork, 2 Chainz got very creative, with the help of Kanye West. The album cover was shot by photographer Fabien Montique for DONDA (Kanye West’s design house which is also named after his late mother, Donda West).

Do you have any thoughts about his album cover and are you looking forward to this disc?

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