2 Chainz once rapped about making strippers headbutt George Washington. He also once claimed to need potty training because he kept sh*tting on people. Before he went by 2 Chainz, the man born Tauheed Epps was universally known in the rap game by the far more vulgar pseudonym, Tity Boi. All of that’s to say we could never have expected the Honorable Double Necklace to be capable of something as smooth and lovely as “It’s A Vibe.” But we’re glad he’s doing it.
The new track — features help from the egregiously underrated Ty Dolla $ign, along with Trey Songz and Tumblr’s favorite R&B chanteuse Jhene Aiko — is a silky slab of late-night music that’s perfectly matches up to the title of his upcoming project Pretty Girls Like Trap Music.
2 Chainz didn’t just stop with “It’s A Vibe,” however. He also shared another trap-tastic new single named “Smartphone.” The second song is vintage 2 Chainz, finding the rapper doing what he does best, flexing about his affluence and dropping instantly memorable lines like, “Out of the alphabet, G is my favorite letter.” We can see why.
2 Chainz has already shared the song “Good Drank” and a completely awesome choir-assisted remix of the same. If he can keep this sort of quality level up across the whole project (which is always the question with Chainz) then his next album is going to be a monster.
Pretty Girls Like Trap Music is set for release on April 7. You can listen to both “It’s A Vibe” and “Smartphone” below.