Noisey Atlanta Presents ‘2 Chainz Up Close and Personal’

For the sixth chapter in Noisey’s ongoing series exploring the reigning trap music scene in Atlanta, Vice profiles rapper 2 Chainz, who has achieved global recognition as a forerunner of the base thumping genre. What may mistakenly be written off as another episode of MTV Cribs is in fact a closer look into the lifestyle, earnings, and the creative process of a successful individual, who uses his background growing up in Atlanta, coupled with sound-specific beat production to build a formidable identity in music. Topics such as the multi-layered nature of his 2014 EP FreeBase and his appearance at A3C, described as "Atlanta’s rap SXSW," are discussed. Take a day trip with 2 Chainz by hitting play on the video above.

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