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2 Chainz Drops Surprise 4-Song EP ‘The Play Don’t Care Who Makes It”

2 Chainz, the multi-platinum, Grammy Award®-winning MC, “One of the Very Best Rappers Alive” (Noisey), host of Viceland’s Most Expensivest series, and one of the most-in-demand collabora­tors in the game, today surprised fans with the release of his new EP, THE PLAY DON’T CARE WHO MAKES IT via Def Jam Record­­ings.



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THE PLAY is Chainz’ first release since Pretty Girls Like Trap Music, 2 Chainz’ most recent album (released June 2017), which accumulated over 1.3 billion streams and spun off a trio of consecutive RIAA platinum rap/R&B/pop crossover hit singles in 2017: “Good Drank” featuring Quavo and Gucci Mane; “It’s A Vibe” featuring Ty Dolla $ign, Trey Songz and Jhene Aiko; and “4 AM” featuring Travis Scott. Following the release, Chainz embarked on the 35-city Pretty Girls Like Trap Music Tour of North America, criss-crossing the U.S. and Canada through September in now infamous pink wheelchair.

In addition to music, 2 Chainz’ influence continues to grow as his wildly popular TV show Most Expensivest was greenlit for a second season on VICELAND. Moreover, Chainz has a new sneaker collaboration with Versace called “Chain Reaction” set to hit stores this spring.

About 2 Chainz:
Following his run as a founding member of Def Jam duo Playaz Circle from his native Atlanta, 2 Chainz’ name was on everyone’s lips in 2012, when he stole a verse on “Mercy,” fellow Def Jam artist Kanye West/G.O.O.D. Music’s RIAA triple-platinum #1 R&B/#1 Rap hit (from Cruel Summer).  In August 2012, Chainz arrived as a Def Jam solo artist with Based On A T.R.U. Story, his debut album.  B.O.A.T.S. entered Soundscan at #1 and was certified RIAA gold.  Its success was fueled by the RIAA platinum #1 “No Lie” featuring Drake, the double-platinum “Birthday Song” featuring Kanye West, and double-platinum “I’m Different.”  “Mercy” was subsequently a Grammy® nominee for Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance, while B.O.A.T.S. was nominated for Best Rap Album.  Chainz’ dominance was extended when the sequel, B.O.A.T.S. II: Me Time entered the Soundscan hip-hop chart at #1 in September 2013, and spun off the RIAA gold single, “Feds Watching” featuring Pharrell.

Over the next four years, Chainz music and content output was unstoppable. His deep catalog of mixtapes started to emerge in 2007 (including the 3-part Trap-A-Velli series); in 2016 alone he released three critically acclaimed mixtapes (Felt Like Cappin, Daniel Son; Necklace Don, and Hibachi For Lunch).  He also teamed up with New Orleans hip-hop legend Lil Wayne for the mammoth collaboration album ColleGrove; and delivered the third season of the web series for GQ, originally titled Most Expensivest Sh!t.  The albums, mixtapes and web series inspired to say “Forget Mount Rushmore — 2 Chainz deserves his own national monument. This year dude is top five humans of all time.”

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