2 Chainz’s best album yet

Christopher Stoker, Staff Writer

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March 1 was the release date of 2 Chainz’s fifth studio album Rap or Go to the League. The 14 song collection was A&R’d (Artist and Repertoire) by NBA legend and the face of the Los Angeles Lakers, Lebron James.
In this role, King James was responsible for finding talent in producers and features, overseeing the recording process and helping with the marketing and promotion of the project. Lebron was actually heckled for this role, as he was implored to focus more on basketball in the Lakers’ time of need.
In this album, the veteran Chainz explains in the title the two paths presented for him to leave poverty and enter a life of fame. The 6’6 rapper played for Alabama State on a scholarship. He was a decent player for the school until 1997 when he decided to take up a career of rapping.
Of all the albums and mixtapes released by 2 Chainz, Complex Magazine called Rap or Go to the League the best album from the hip-hop legend. With features from Young Thug, Travis Scott, Kendrick Lamar, Lil Wayne, Kodak Black and Chance the Rapper, as well as Ariana Grande and others, it goes without saying that Lebron did a great job in his search for talent.
I thought that this album was a stroke of genius. With a variety of beats and talent, the project incorporated the best aspects of modern rap while paying homage to his humble roots. While I thoroughly enjoyed each song on the album, some of the songs that stood out to me were 2 Chainz raw bars on “Threat to Society” and “I’m Not Crazy, Life Is,” as well as the turn up jams of “Whip” with Travis Scott and “Momma I Hit A Lick” featuring Kendrick Lamar.