‘Rap or Go to the League’ is 2 Chainz’ fifth studio album, its title a reference to the misconception of young African-American men that their only options for success are as rappers or athletes [see also Biggie’s ‘Things Done Changed‘.  2 Chainz himself was a high school and college basketball player before ultimately deciding to pursue Hip Hop, and even stripped of it’s impressive roster of features [Kendrick Lamar, Chance the Rapper, Lil Wayne, Travis Scott, Young Thug, Ariana Grande, Kodak Black, to name a few], this LeBron James executive-produced album is an incredibly solid work; consistent but with plenty of pleasant surprises.  ‘Money In The Way’ is brilliantly uplifting, whereas tracks like ‘Statute of Limitations’, ‘NCAA’ and ‘Momma I Hit A Lick’ see 2 Chainz pair his Southern drawl to some seriously hard beats.  Stream below via SoundCloud.


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