This one could be big. Fresh off his high profile Kanye collaboration on “Mercy,” the ever-eccentric 2 Chainz recruits Drake for a hook and verse on his dark, surging lead single for upcoming full-length, Based On A T.R.U. Story. It’s available digitally on May 8th, and the album drops August 15th.
It’s always fascinating to see where a rapper coming off an online hot streak is going to go with a lead single. 2 Chainz has a penchant for clever, wordy hooks that are somehow pop and rap at the same time, yet he hands off chorus duties to the superior, inescapable Drake melody. And while that might be a savvy pop move, the Mike Will Made It beat is certainly not gunning for the pop charts. It’s a collection of interesting moves and I’m excited to see where the track goes. I can’t tell if it’s going to be a hit, but I get the sense that’s what they’re going for.