I’m ballin’ like Mr. Clean. I gotta keep my kitchen clean. God bless me like I’m finna sneeze.
We are living in a golden era of comically stupid mainstream rap lyrics. Quick on the heels of Big Sean, a MC who pays his bills by audience groans, comes the far more lovable 2 Chainz, the Sir Mix-a-Lot of trap music. The Atlanta spitter is a living (R-rated) cartoon, a self-aware performer who knows he doesn't have to try, yet still approaches his verses like late night talk show monologues. Relax, it's hip-hop, not doctoral dissertations.
The sophomore album from 2 Chainz, B.O.A.T.S. II: Me Time, hits stores tomorrow. The acronym stands for Based on a T.R.U. Story. Yes, 2 Chainz folded an acronym INSIDE ANOTHER ACRONYM. Baller move. Two of the lyrics above come courtesy of guests Fergie, who is still a thing, and Sunni Patterson. Try to guess which.