Back in 1997 2 Chainz (then known as Tity Boi) and his group Playaz Circle scored a hit with their track “Duffle Bag Boy,” alongside Lil Wayne. Since then the Atlanta rapper has acquired a new alias, landed features from T.I. and Jadakiss and dropped two recent mixtapes including this week’s T.R.U.REALigion. His most recent and surprising feature, however, was in Forbes magazine.
The rapper landed an interview to discuss his new track, “Forbes Musik,” which gives glowing props to the magazine.
2 Chainz visited the Forbes studio last month to discuss the popular song, which features Dipset general Jim Jones. The song is the latest in a growing number of hip-hop tracks that namedrop the magazine. The first song Forbes points out on this list is Jay-Z, Diddy and 50 Cent’s “I Get Money (The Forbes 1-2-3 Billion Dollar Remix)” from 2007.
“The inspiration basically came behind the celebrity issues that [Forbes] put out,” a mellow 2 Chainz explained “It’s a big deal, it’s a sign of acknowledgement. It’s letting people really know how much paper you’re getting without knowing exactly [how much]. Hip-hop deals with bragging and being braggadocious, kinda boastful.”
2 Chainz also nominated himself as a contender for Forbes’ Hip-Hop Cash King list, saying that he would likely make it to the top by 2013. And his last piece of business was offering a guess on who will be hip-hop first billionaire--Jay-Z, Diddy or Birdman?