Photos by: Jake
Words by: DJ
2 Chainz brought the trap to a sold out Roseland crowd this past Saturday. The trap came equipped with a trap nurse, trapground dancers, and a trap choir. The trap was also wheelchair accessible. The Atlanta rapper broke his leg a couple months into his tour. Thankfully he wasn’t deterred. 2 Chainz adapted and hit the road with a trapped out wheelchair and a “badbody” nurse. Toss in the trapground dancers with a choir and you have yourself an instant trapover.
Tity Two Necklaces gave fans a blast from the past with his set. Songs like the Playaz Circle classic “Duffle Bag Boy” and “No Lie” had the crowd singing every word. With hits dating back to 2009, 2 Chainz has not only made a lot of good music, he’s also been apart of good music too. For Chainz to be around for as long as he has and consistently put out hit records, is nothing to be scoffed at. Some would even argue he’s one of the Godfathers of new Atlanta rappers. After all, Kanye wouldn’t put him on the G.O.O.D Music label if he didn’t make… well good music.
2 Chainz is sort of a hidden gem. Granted he makes music fans get lit to. But it seems like he goes underappreciated at times. In just 2016 alone, he put out at least 3 projects. Each of those projects had at least two hits or more on them. On top of gearing up his latest album, Chainz was also curating a playlist almost every week with pretty girls who like trap music. A crazy work ethic seems to be one of the main ingredients for the recipe of success for a number of trap rappers. It was seen on stage at the Roseland with the 6’5 rhymesayer in a trap wheelchair. Not too many rappers would have still hit the road to make shows.
The trapchair bound rapper also played songs he was featured on. Collabs with Chainz such as “All Me” and “F**kin’ Problems” had fans back in 2013 telling folks what they knew they wanted. As the throwback hits played, the crowd could be heard rapping the words to Drake’s “All Me” with the trapchoir holding down the harmony. Although Chainz could have went on forever with club bangers from years ago, he brought the crowd back to his latest project “Pretty Girls Like Trap Music” with songs like “4 AM” and “It’s A Vibe”.
Chainz took a moment to ask the crowd what they thought about his newest project. Tity Boi had no qualms as he told the crowd “I think it’s the best project I ever put out.” 2 Chainz ended his set with one of his more motivational songs from his album, “Rolls Royce Bitch”. He told fans to always believe in yourself no matter the circumstances. The tracklisting of Chainz latest project puts fans in a lot of moods. From hustling until the sun comes up, to pulling yourself up by your own bootstraps and believing in yourself. 2 Chainz definitely gives fans a vibe. Good thing the trap is wheelchair accessible.