Based On A T.R.U. Story (Bonus Tracks, Edited)
by 2 Chainz
Released: Aug 2012
Label: Def Jam Records
2 Chainz's solo debut is modest for someone that's benefited from a lot of hype. He's not one to reflect on life beyond the grind of a former crack dealer turned rap star. He has some witty lyrics, like "Let me slow it down fo I get a ticket/ N*gg* want a verse from me it's gonna cost a chicken" on "Crack." But more talented rappers outshine him: His big hit "No Lie" is a Drake song, "Extremely Blessed" is a The-Dream track, and Nicki Minaj takes over "I Luv Dem Strippers." He's at his best on "Crack," "Dope Peddler" and "Money Machine," all standard trap-rap numbers that rattle the speakers.