2 Chainz turned in an electric guest appearance on the G.O.O.D. Music record, “Mercy,” with Kanye West, Pusha T, and Big Sean. The song’s video was released yesterday (June 6) to great fanfare and reaction.
“I think all them people are dope,” Chainz declared from backstage in the Ciroc lounge/dressing room at Met Life Stadium in New Jersey during this past weekend’s Summer Jam concert. “Sean is ill. Pusha, I’ve been a fan of Pusha since they did the Clipse. They kept it street. ’Ye is like a ‘Back to the Future’ type of dude, as far as knowing what’s gonna happen ahead of time.
“When I did this record, I had no idea it was gonna be a single, no idea the potential of this record,” he added. “It shows you the vision ’Ye got. I’m happy to be apart of the extended family of G.O.O.D. Music.”
Seconds later, Big Sean crashed the interview backstage to show love.
“This is my homie,” Chainz said about Sean. “We call each other, we text, it’s real.”
“He showed me you can turn up at any time,” Sean reflected about Chainz’s popularity. “People knew who ‘Tity Boi’ was, and he still got the recognition and he still got the energy a new artist would get. He’s turnt up to the max. He showed me anything is possible. I don’t say that lightly. Anything is possible. He turnt up, he’s the hottest MC in the game right now.”
Amongst Chainz’s slew of guest appearances, includes his verse on the remix to Justin Bieber’s “Boyfriend” remix.
“I got about 40,000 new followers since I did my Just Bieber feature,” the wiry MC said. “I’ve never seen nothing retweeted 22,000 times. Its crazy.”
Chainz’s solo debut album, Based on a T.R.U. Story, is scheduled for an August 14 release. The first official single is “No Lie,” featuring Drake.
“Double salute Def Jam, just for taking the chance with a hothead like myself,” Chainz said. “I got trust issues and everything. We seeing eye to eye right now. I have some crazy features. I have some good records. Honestly I’m trying to have the album of the year.”—Shaheem Reid