2 Chainz – “Bigger Than You” (Feat. Drake & Quavo)

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2 Chainz - "Better > You" (Feat. Drake & Quavo)Apparently not content to be one of rap’s finest guest-verse specialists, 2 Chainz has been churning out the albums in recent years. In 2016, it was the full-length Lil Wayne collab ColleGrove sandwiched by EPs Felt Like Cappin and Hibachi For Lunch. In 2017, it was Pretty Girls Like Trap Music. Back in February he … More »

HQ’s Scott Rogowsky Gets Mobbed By Teens, Ignored By Pusha-T At Gov Ball

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Scott Rogowsky & Pusha TSeveral Stereogum staffers were at Governors Ball on New York City’s Randall’s Island a couple of weekends ago, taking in sets from the likes of Yeah Yeah Yeahs, James Blake, the Gaslight Anthem, and Kali Uchis. And apparently, Scott Rogowsky, comedian and host of the wildly popular HQ Trivia App, was … More »

YG – “Big Bank” (Feat. 2 Chainz, Big Sean, & Nicki Minaj)

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YG-Big-BankThis is obviously a huge fucking morning for rap music, with entire new albums from Pusha-T and A$AP Rocky out there in the world. If you’re going to put a big single out there today, you need to be extremely fucking confident that it can get enough attention that it won’t be completely … More »

Killer Mike & 2 Chainz – “Black Power. White Powder.”

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RaptureNetflix premiered the first season of Rapture, an eight-part documentary series following the lives of notable rappers and producers like Nas, T.I., 2 Chainz, Logic, Just Blaze, Rapsody, G-Eazy, Dave East, and A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, back in March. And today, Def Jam and Mass Appeal Records have teamed up with Netflix to release … More »

2 Chainz Proposes To Kesha Ward On The Met Gala Red Carpet

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Atlanta rap star 2 Chainz proposed to Kesha Ward in 2013 at the BET Awards, but they never made it official. Tonight he popped the question once again at the 2018 Met Gala. More »

Christina Aguilera – “Accelerate” (Feat. 2 Chainz & Ty Dolla $ign) (Prod. Kanye West) Video

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Christina-Aguilera-Accelerate-video-1525352959Wow, Christina Aguilera really picked the exact right moment to return with a Kanye West-produced comeback single. Her timing could not be any better. Aguilera hasn’t released a new album since 2012’s Lotus, and she’s spent the intervening years as a judge (or, in the show’s parlance, coach) on NBC’s massively popular singing-competition show The … More »

Dreezy & 2 Chainz join forces for their “2nd To None”

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Dreezy has been going crazy lately, and this new joint with Tity Boi is too fire. Today we finally get …

2 Chainz – “Proud” (Feat. YG & Offset) Video

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Last month, 2 Chainz released a deeply enjoyable new EP called The Play Don’t Care Who Makes It. The best song on it was “Proud,” a collaboration with YG and Offset with a hook about trying to make your mother proud. That song now has a video, and it is an instant classic. 2 … More »

Common’s August Greene Project Is A Blissful Middle-Aged Jazz-Rap Jam Session

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If you wanted to argue that Common was a corny motherfucker — an argument that you could make without stretching any bounds of credulity — you wouldn’t have to look any further than last weekend’s Oscars. Common, who’s already won one Best Original Song Oscar, was nominated for another, for a song called “Stand Up … More »

Pop Radio’s Love Affair With White Rappers Continues Apace

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“Let You Down” begins with plaintive minor-key piano chords and a trembling vocal run through that omnipresent chipmunk effect, the wildly popular pitched-up modulation that makes the human voice sound slightly alien. The singer intones, “All these voices in my head get loud/ I wish that I could shut them out/ I’m sorry that I … More »