Did 2 Chainz Pass On Jay Z Feature?

2 Chainz is keeping true to the title of his sophomore album B.O.A.T.S. II: Me Time, due September 10, by keeping the features scant, even if it means giving Jay Z a pass.

When confronted with the option to feature Hov, the Atlanta rapper says he consulted Kanye West, who advised him to hold off.

“I went to Justin [Timberlake] and Jay show in London, so I hollered at Jay. And when me and ‘Ye talked I said, ‘You think I should put Jay on this song? And he was like, ‘Me time. It’s your time, maybe next time,” Chainz explained to MTV News’ Sway Calloway.

The “Feds Watching” MC has kept a tight lip about the project’s details and doesn’t plan on dropping a tracklist anytime soon.

“When I came up I feel like people didn’t put out their tracklist before the album dropped. I feel like it was an event,” Chainz said. “When I became this popular, I looked back on what I used to like so much about hip-hop, and what I liked was features that you couldn’t believe was really happening. Today a lot of the features are kind of cliché and everything is so microwaveable. Everybody’s gotta be so quick, so I try to cook mine a little longer.”

Fans can expect to cook along to Tity Boi’s latest album as a book of recipes crafted by the MC himself is set to be included. -Alley Olivier

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