Thu 2 Feb 2012
2 Chainz was finally able to formally announce some big news with MTV’s Sway Calloway on RapFix Live Wednesday afternoon. A few seconds before officially declaring his roster spot on Def Jam Recordings, 2 Chainz revealed he’s been recording with Kanye West for the past year and hopes to release one of their collabos sometime soon.
“One thing that people may not know is that I’ve been working with Kanye West for the past year. We have records together, we have ideas that we’re planning on releasing to the world real soon. I’m tryna get my ‘N in Paris’ swag up. So at the end of the day, my new home and who I’ve been comfortable with is Def Jam Records.
Watch his performance at SOB’s after the jump.
Before Rap Fix, 2 Chainz basically confirmed that he has signed to Def Jam Recordings. In an XXL interview , the Atlanta rapper said that it was time for him to take a different route with Ludacris’ Disturbing Tha Peace, however, still remain label mates and will continue to work with each other.
“It’s the Real University, Two Gun Gang, Street Executives. It’s not DTP no more,” he says. “I’m actually behind [Ludacris], he’s still my homie. I just took another route as far as running my own company and bossing up. But on the other hand, I’m still working with him.”
The “Duffle Bag Boy” rapper also said that he’s planning on releasing two albums this year. He’s expected to make a formal announcement on MTV’s RapFix Live this afternoon.
“I was one of the first people invited to Young Money, before the album. Wayne asked me…From the outside looking in, I hate to see people look like they clique hopping. But when you just look at an artist that went from here to this subsidiary, to this subsidiary — for me I felt like I’m smart enough to sign 2 Chainz slash Def Jam like I did.”
Nonetheless, maybe we can expect the two to collaborate on 2 Chainz’s upcoming albums as they already teamed up on “Duffle Bag Boy” in 2007.