2 Chainz Has Quietly Spent the Last 18 Months Being One of the Very Best Rappers Alive

2 Chainz Has Quietly Spent the Last 18 Months Being One of the Very Best Rappers Alive

It should be obvious, by this point, that the artist formerly known as Tity Boi is one of the genre's most colorful writers.

It's none of my business if you can afford to spend time on a yacht this summer, but there are new records from Drake and Rick Ross available on your phone, right this second. There's a new Kendrick Lamar album due out in exactly two weeksFuture's already dropped two this year. There are more, but suffice to say we're not starved for A-list rap releases.

We're also in a boom time for true underground rap releases: Quelle Chris has already put out an exceptional album in 2017, as have Roc Marciano, P.O.S, Elucid, Starlito and Don Trip, among a whole host of others. Then, of course, we can get into the mid-level stars, the Chief Keefs and Yo Gottis and etc. I'm leaving plenty of rappers out. Things fall through the cracks.

So you might be forgiven for missing one important truth: for the past two years, 2 Chainz has been one of the best rappers in the world. He's whip-smart, he's hysterically funny. When you've been lulled into a sense of security by those qualities, he reaches inside you and fucks with your heart. And he's been making remarkable music at a remarkable pace, catching a third (fourth?) wind in his career, to the point where very few people on planet Earth can be considered his peer.

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