2 Chainz Announces Work On "B.O.A.T.S. III"
"Workin on B.O.A.T.S III," Chainz said.
B.O.A.T.S. stands for Based On a T.R.U. Story, the rapper's debut album as 2 Chainz. The album received a 3 out of 5 X rating on HipHopDX when it was released in 2012.
"As a guest rapper, he's something like a big fish in a small pond - someone who might look and sound impressive at first glance, but is encumbered by stark limitations," HipHopDX said at the time. "Naturally, he's thoroughly out-rhymed by every guest on the album - Kanye West, Drake, Minaj, Scarface - and that might be the real reason behind the 2 Chainz phenomenon: He's a rapper that other rappers will endorse because they know he'll bring a certain amount of idiotic energy to their own track while never threatening their dominant status. He should stick to that pool."
In 2013, 2 Chainz released B.O.A.T.S. II: #MeTime, an album that received a 2.5 out of 5 X rating on HipHopDX.
"By now, most fans should know that 2 Chainz isn’t interested in providing the type of lyricism offered by emcees like Big Boi or Jay Electronica," HipHopDX said at the time. "And those listening to 2 Chainz probably don’t want that from him anyway. Either way, this time around, his formula—catchy hooks, spit-take worthy one-liners and danceable, Top-40 production—suffers from either overexposure or a lack of innovation. As the summer winds down, loyal 2 Chainz supporters and casual fans may enjoy B.O.A.T.S. II: #MeTime as functional, turn up music. But listeners that don’t fall into either of those categories would do well picking up more uniform offerings from similar artists."
Chainz' February 4 Twitter update regarding B.O.A.T.S III can be found below.
Workin on B.O.A.T.S III— Tity Boi (2 Chainz) (@2chainz) February 4, 2014