It takes a long time to become a gangsta rap star these days. Favorites like Rick Ross, Yo Gotti and Webbie have all spent a decade or more grinding to their current popularity. 2 Chainz is the latest rapper to take the slow rise approach. It’s been thirteen years, and likely countless blunts rolled for Ludacris, since his group Playaz Circle dropped their first underground release, and it’s only recently that he’s emerged as a popular factor. T.R.U. REALigion is set to solidify his status as an upper-tier Atlanta trap star. It’s also the only mixtape you’ll hear this year that features both Raekwon and Kreayshawn. Not on the same track mind you, but maybe this is the first step to a Jaylib-type collab album entitled either Raeshawn or Kreykwon. Young Jeezy, Yo Gotti, Birdman, Meek Mill, Big Sean and Jadakiss appear as well.
Download: 2 Chainz, T.R.U. REALigion mixtape