By Hardcore Critic
Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer
Had 2 Chainz decided to release his debut album any year aside from 2012, he would have easily walked away with “Rookie of the Year” honors. However, with 2 Chainz releasing his debut album the same year as Meek Mill, Kendrick Lamar, and many others, the competition was stiff. But, the year of 2012 was heavily impacted by 2 Chainz.
After enjoying a breakout year in 2011, 2 Chainz prepared to warm the world up for his debut album, Based on a T.R.U. Story. The year started for 2 Chainz when he appeared alongside Teairra Mari on her “U Did That” single. From there, 2 Chainz appeared on Nicki Minaj’s “Beez in the Trap,” along with Kanye West’s “Mercy” and other G.O.O.D. Music projects.
Momentum for 2 Chainz was strong, so when “No Lie,” featuring Drake, was released, it only added to what had already been built. Despite the strong showing from 2 Chainz, there were many other rookies who went hard. But, Hip Hop Vibe still had to mention 2 Chainz, as he worked with everyone from Juicy J to Kreayshawn to DJ Drama in 2012.
Watch 2 Chainz’ 2012 music videos below:
Watch “U Did That” by Teairra Mari ft. 2 Chainz below:
Watch “Beez in the Trap” by Nicki Minaj ft. 2 Chainz below:
Watch “Mercy” by Kanye West ft. Big Sean, Pusha T, and 2 Chainz below:
Watch “Breakfast (Syrup)” by Kreayshawn ft. 2 Chainz below:
Watch “No Lie” by 2 Chainz ft. Drake below:
Watch “Grindmode” by YG ft. 2 Chainz and Nipsey Hussle below:
Watch “My Moment” by DJ Drama ft. Jeremih, 2 Chainz, and Meek Mill below:
Watch “Bands a Make Her Dance” by Juicy J ft. Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz below:
Watch “Do My Dance” by Tyga ft. 2 Chainz below:
Watch “Fuckin’ Problem” by A$AP Rocky ft. 2 Chainz, Drake, and Kendrick Lamar below:
Watch “I’m Different” by 2 Chainz below: