Spit me a rhyme: Take a trip with 2 Chainz

Anthony Arguelles, Staff Writer

On March 4, 2 Chainz released his long awaited collab album with Lil Wayne entitled Collegrove. The two artists combined their hometowns College Park, Georgia (2 Chainz) and Hollygrove (Lil Wayne) to create the name.

The album, which originally was supposed to be a duet, labeled 2 Chainz as the primary artist due to Lil Wayne’s continuing label issues which has prevented him from collaborating on other albums in the past.

To start off the album, 2 Chainz and Lil Wayne wrote “Dedication” as a way to reminisce about their history together and what it has taken to get where they are now. 2 Chainz raps about when Lil Wayne lived in New Orleans, which was during the times of “Lollipop” and “Hustler Musik.”

Considering the album is a collaboration between the two, it really sets off the album with a great start and leads into the rest of the songs.

The eighth song in the album titled “Bentley Truck (feat. Lil Wayne).” The hook has a repetitive line that refers to this song as what you play in certain scenarios which they list out with each line. In 2 Chainz’s verse, he focuses on the way he lives his life and even puts in a memory of his childhood when he says “Couldn’t believe in Santa Claus ‘cause I ain’t have no chimney.”

It shows that he is where is now because of the work he put in himself.

The songs in this album have lyrics that tell stories which evoke strong images. Not all rappers have this effect and it takes a lot of skill to be able to do this well.

The one drawback on this album is the issues Lil Wayne had that prevented him from being a primary artist alongside 2 Chainz. Because of this, none of the songs in the album have Lil Wayne by himself or as the primary artist. Instead, many of the songs are just 2 Chainz or Lil Wayne as a feature.

Overall, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed this album since the day it came out.

Anyone who likes 2 Chainz, Lil Wayne or even hip-hop in general, should give this album a listen.