2 Chainz is back with a bang. Compared to his last two overcooked albums, 2013’s ‘B.O.A.T.S. II: Me Time’ and the 2012’s ‘Based on a T.R.U. Story’, ‘Freebase’ is solid southern hip hop. ”//I keep shitting on the competition, so I’m put me out a shittape//” he brags on the title track; and the rest is equally hubristic. Though the themes are over-familiar hustler fare – ‘Trap Back’, is about drug dealing, ‘Crib in My Closet’ has him and A$AP Rocky boasting about their ”designer shit” and ‘Cuda Wuda Shuda’ is a diss track to all his envious rivals – the EP brims with menacing swagger and ferocious beats. Lyrically 2 Chainz knows he’s no street Shakespeare, but as this EP shows, he can certainly knows his way around an arresting tune.
- Record label: N/A Self released
- Release date: 05 May, 2014