Kanye West Announces 2 Chainz G.O.O.D. Music Signing

It’s T.R.U. Atlanta rapper 2 Chainz is the newest member of the G.O.O.D. Music roster. Kanye West announced the signing on Friday (May 11) via Twitter with a no-so-subtle message.

“2 Chainz is charging 100k for a verse now cause he’s G.O.O.D.!!!!!!” ‘Ye wrote.

The news comes after the pair performed together at the South By Southwest music festival in March, then the producer later stood alongside Chainz during the rapper’s appearance on “106 & Park.” The two incidents created chatter that the T.R.U. REALigion lyricist and ‘Ye would be united under West’s G.O.O.D. banner. The buzz intensified last month when Yeezy delivered “Mercy,” the first offering from the forthcoming G.O.O.D. Music compilation album, which featured 2 Chainz.

In February, 2 Chainz announced he signed to Def Jam Recordings as a solo act, after being a member of the label’s roster previously as a part of Playaz Circle. Since inking with Def Jam, the rapper travelled across the country a number of times to record with West, according to sources with knowledge of the looming deal. Last month, West also recruited veteran rapper Q-Tip into his fold.

2 Chainz is currently finalizing his solo debut LP, Based on a T.R.U. Story, due August 14. The first offering, “No Lie,” featuring Drake was recently released. The pair filmed a video for the track in Los Angeles; as of press time, a date for the premiere of the visual has not been set. —Jayson Rodriguez (@jayhovawitness)

Recommended for You

Around the Web

Best of XXL

  • lame


  • nystreets.kowboy@gmail.com

    SEE YOU SOON BiiiiiY!!!

  • po

    he is doin songs with drake? weak. this dude will fall off soon now that he sold out

  • francis nasim

    see- thats that dumb shi#@T-you turn down a part in 8mile wit me for kanye?turn in ya badge 2chainz ya career is over.on to the next one

  • kaliskyy

    g.o.o.d. music might actually be able to teach 2chainz what real music is, and if we’re lucky he might make some good fucking music for a change in his career

  • JT

    this is a good move for him. cause he’s got the south behind him and now he can expand into the north side. cause everybody in the south always wanna say in the south. you can’t get big intill everybody know you as a house whole name.

  • 4twenty3sixty5

    ye’s gonna squeeze all the trap he can from this guy.. which is g.o.o.d. , that typical , never changing trap flow’s gettin fuckin OLD.

  • cdub

    yeezy gon suck 2chainz dry, yep both ways hahaha

  • jazzybsherri

    If this is true…then im done with Kanye. Im deleting him from my playlists and breaking every CD with his beats and songs. 2chainz is garbage. Lame. Sorry. And a disgrace to rap.

    • http://STMPGENT. dub

      TRASH!!!!! Zero lyrical content- Nice beats but that is all that matter now days. His promoter and manager are doin a hell of a job shoppin his shit. All I can say is he better save his bread cuz his career damn sure has no longevity.