(Photo: The Source)
2 Chainz had a breakout year in 2012, emerging as one of the most in-demand rappers in the game and releasing his highly-anticipated solo debut, Based on a T.R.U Story. In the upcoming issue of The Source magazine, where he appears on the cover, The Artist Formerly Known as Tity Boi speaks out about his rare reinvention as a bonafide rap star.
“It wasn’t like my name made me rap better. I worked my a-- off," he says. "It felt good to outdo myself and just be omnipresent and be a part of everything.”
2 Chainz said he attributes his success to his ability to provide a compelling account of a street lifestyle that most people aren't familiar with.
"Those who haven’t been through that struggle don't mind going to the zoo to pet the animals," he analogizes. "They don’t wanna live in the zoo, but they don’t mind coming through. I’m someone who can show you around in a cool way where you don't have to worry about getting eaten up."
Check out the full profile of 2 Chainz, in which he also talks about the recent birth of his second daughter, in the next issue of The Source, which is on newsstands next month.
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