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Friday, September 14, 2012

Saturday To-Do: 2 Chainz

Posted By on Fri, Sep 14, 2012 at 7:51 AM

2 Chainz plays at Metroplex Saturday night.
  • 2 Chainz plays at Metroplex Saturday night.

2 CHAINZ
9 p.m. Metroplex. $20-$75.

What to think of rapper-of-the-moment 2 Chainz?

He idolizes 2Pac, if his frequent references to the seminal rapper are any indication, and he rhymes with similar punch, but slower and with a decidedly un-Pac-like goofiness. Consider lyrics from "Birthday Song," the latest single from 2 Chainz debut "Based on a T.R.U. Story": "All I want for my birthday is a big booty ho.../When I die bury me inside the Gucci store/...When I die, bury me inside the booty club."

Either this is a satire of mainstream rap's fixation on consumption and strip clubs, or it's the stupidest song you'll hear on the radio all year. That 2 Chainz used to go by the name Tity Boi (a terrible name or a knowingly terrible name?) doesn't clear things up for me.

What about his explanation for how he picked his name? "People ask me where the 2 Chainz came from. I tell them I always talk about jewelry, and I always been saying 2 Chainz in a lot of my songs. But lately like the last year or so I've been saying it in introducing my records like '2 Chainz!' and kinda making it family friendly."

Call it willful suspension of disbelief, but I'm going with elaborate joke. The Andy Kaufman of rap?

2 Chainz plays in Fayetteville at the Highway 62 Event Center the night before.

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