After finally announcing the release date for Ransom 2, Mike WiLL Made-It recently revealed that the project had been delayed for a special contribution from Gucci Mane, who was slated to host the compilation. On Sunday (Feb. 7), the Atlanta-based producer revealed that the Feds shut down the incarcerated rapper’s plans to contribute. He also said that Beyoncé's "Formation" was the real reason behind the project's delay.
Kicking off a series of tweets, Mike WiLL told his followers that he had to push back Ransom 2 to “make sure everything was A1” on his end for Beyoncé’s surprise new single, which he produced.
He followed up adding that Gucci will not host the project from jail, as originally intended, and that Ransom 2 is now officially an album. Mike WiLL capped off his tweets announcing that his Trap Tape, presumably a collab with Gucci, will be released once the rapper is free.
Prior to sharing the release date, he put out a collaboration with Future named after civil rights activist Al Sharpton as well as a new track by Rae Sremmurd, titled "By Chance." Both tracks are expected to be featured on Ransom 2.
The first installment of Ransom, which dropped in December 2014, featured a slew of guest spots by artists like Juicy J, Lil Wayne, Big Sean, Chief Keef, 2 Chainz, DeJ Loaf, Young Thug and Migos. Ransom also included contributions from up-and-coming artists like Key!, Yung Joey, Eearz and Bankroll Fresh.
Aside from his forthcoming album, Mike WiLL has also been working on Rae Sremmurd's sophomore release, SremmLife 2. Back in December, Slim Jxmmi confirmed that the album would drop in February. “It’s gonna be banger after banger after slapper,” he said.
The other half of the duo, Swae Lee, co-wrote “Formation.”
To see it all rollout & be so A1, salute Bey, HOV, Big Jon, & her whole team. — Mike WiLL Made-It (@MikeWiLLMadeIt) February 8, 2016
But when in Rome, live in Rome. New deals on the line & prior agreements etc... — Mike WiLL Made-It (@MikeWiLLMadeIt) February 8, 2016
Saying all this to say. #RANSOM2 is now officially an album. Coming very very very soon. — Mike WiLL Made-It (@MikeWiLLMadeIt) February 8, 2016