2 Chainz recently sat down with Rolling Stone and discussed his latest musical offering, ‘ColleGrove‘, an album he did with Lil Wayne. During the interview, Chainz talks about the recording process with Wayne and how he raised the bar in the booth for both MC’s.
“At the end of the day, that is Lil Wayne,” 2 Chainz says. “It just raises the bar for competition, like sharpening up your steel, for both of us.”
Choosing the track ‘Bounce’ as an example, Chainz details some of the recording process:
“Neither one of us writes,” 2 Chainz explains, “so our process of recording music is very similar, yet very different. He has a skate ramp in the booth so he goes skating — I don’t know he’s skatin’ or fuckin’ thinking of the verse…. I go in there and do the [chorus]. I come out the booth and this motherfucker goes back in and raps again! My chef, is just like, ‘Ohhhhhh, whatcha going to do now?’ So I had to go back in. This process was probably one of the best rap processes that I’ve ever been a part of. Straight up.”
Later in the interview, the Atlanta rapper discussed his next project. A project he says will be very personal for him.
“I got a things that are hard for me to communicate about, but music is very therapeutic for me,” 2 Chainz says. “I have some things that I just really, really need to get off my chest, and by me not actually having a counselor — the booth is that for me. It’s time for me to unlock my heart, it’s time for to release all these emotions I’ve been through, from my days of 13, 14, 15, to now my thirties, it’s just time for me… to spread my wings and let them know this me, this is the reason why I am this way. That’s what it is.”