The Game f/ Yo Gotti, 2 Chainz, Soulja Boy & T.I. “Really”

The Game assembles quite the crew for a preview of his Year Of The Wolf compilation album dropping October 14th. Yo Gotti, 2 Chainz, Soulja Boy, and T.I. to be exact on “Really”. It’s a thumpin’ beat, produced by The Mekanics, that I’m immediately noddin’ to. T.I.’s the one emcee I was most looking forward to after this production and he delivered. The song overall has an in-your-face edge that is thwarted by this being only the clean version below. But if the mood strikes, this could be a good one for your roto.

2 Chainz f/ Young Thug “Dresser”

#2ChainzSeason begins and I thought I heard Migos there for a minute. Chainz rocks their flow for a little bit as Young Thug soon assists on this new cut called “Dresser”. We’ll see what else Chainz has up his sleeve (with #KendrickSeason about to overshadow him come Tuesday?)

Cam’ron f/ 2 Chainz “Snapped”

Cam’ron & 2 Chainz… did they snap on this one? Will update with the visual set to debut tomorrow, but until then, hit the stream below. The first preview off the forthcoming fourth volume of the 1st of the Month series, dropping… well, you know when.

Jamie Foxx f/ 2 Chainz “Party Ain’t A Party”

2 Chainz is featured and DJ Mustard are involved.. yet it’s not what I expected. Jamie Foxx‘s new comeback party single doesn’t have the piercing synths signature of Mustard; rather, a cool vibe that hits its stride with Foxx’s fast singing on the chorus. Chainz provides 2 verses with more ridiculous lines in both — you can probably take that for what it is. Overall verdict: pleasantly surprised it’s not the cliche sound given the talent involved (and the cover art), but it still doesn’t do enough for a *Tibs Fav. rating. Expect this one on Jamie’s upcoming album, TBD.

Various Artists “Don’t Shoot”

A la Game’s Michael Jackson tribute track (Remember that one?! Loved that one.), he recruits an incredibly big lineup of big names for a tribute to the fallen Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. It naturally took a lot of time for all these artists listed above in the cover art to do their thing and yet, the song still impacts at a time when a message this big and delivered by this many big artists can really speak to the people. Can’t knock that sentiment right?

It’s hard to pick my favorite raps from this one, but I will say that TGT’s singing contribution is the perfect break between each series of verses. Keep your ears peeled.

2 Chainz “Freebase”

Thank you for the disclaimer at least. 2 Chainz dedicates this one to Michael Jackson as he takes the story of the legendary “Thriller” video, puts on the red MJ jacket himself, and re-creates it. …Except that it’s 2 Chainz. Nuff said.

Important note: this allows us the opportunity to re-create the MJ Popcorn Meme…