Last night (January 30), Atlanta rapper 2 Chainz headlined his first New York City show at S.O.B.’s, but it’s his record label status that has everybody talking. Once affiliated with Disturbing Tha Peace, 2 Chainz confirmed to XXL that he’s no longer rocking with Ludacris’ imprint, but will still be his label mate since signing a solo deal with Island Def Jam. “It’s the Real University, Two Gun Gang, Street Executives. It’s not DTP no more,” he said at the show.
Despite the split from DTP, he’s still in Luda’s corner. “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. He has an album coming out this year, as well. Matter of fact, we are label mates, now, which is crazy. So, yeah, that’ll be cool. I’m looking forward to that.”
Tity 2 Chainz also explained his ode to Too Short on the track “Fawk Em” off Rick Ross’ Rich Forever mixtape, in which he likens the Bay Area legend to a father figure “A lot of people ask where the line came from,” he said. “Too Short end up calling me probably two weeks after it dropped. I been a fan of Too Short ever since I could remember. I actually remember paying someone to go to the store and buy the CD for me because I wasn’t old enough to purchase it. It just feels good for it to come all the way back around. It was a lyric that not only rhymed, but I just meant that. We came up, my whole generation and the generation up under me, we came up with artists as role models and father figures… It had a lot of truth to it.”
The artists formerly known as “Tity Boi,” is expected to officially drop details on inking a deal with Def Jam on MTV’s RapFix tomorrow at 4 p.m. EST.