As promised, 2 Chainz has dropped Trap-A-Velli Tre, his first project of 2015, along with a video for "Neighborhood." Don't expect any radio hits, just good old-fashioned Tity Boi trap music. The new mixtape includes features from Wiz Khalifa, Kevin Gates and The-Dream and production from Zaytoven, FKi, Mike Dean & Honorable C-Note. Add this to the list of must-have end of summer releases.
2 Chainz preceded the full release with "Watch Out," "Everything I Know" and "Goat," featuring The-Dream. The rest of the mixtape features similar eerie minimal trap production and in-your-face punchlines rapped with the utmost precision.
Along with the new release comes the new video to "Neighborhood," Tre's opening track (after the intro), which shows 2 Chainz driving an ice cream truck while being chased down by kids from his neighborhood. Watch the video below.
Other standouts include "A Milli Billi Trilli," featuring Wiz Khalifa, who raps harder and faster than we've heard him in a long time, "I Feel Like," featuring Kevin Gates, a deeper record on which Tity seriously displays his hunger and "Big Meech Era," a TM88-produced banger that shuts down all suspicions that Tity left the streets for the mainstream.
The new release includes two additional tracks that weren't on the tracklist he released a few days ago. The intro track is a pump up speech from DJ Bigga Rankin, and then there's "Halo (Letter from My Unborn Son)," on which Chainz pitches his vocals to sound like his fetal son, who addresses his father (himself). The track also features Heaven and Harmony, both of 2 Chainz' daughters.
There are also guest spots from Memphis's Young Dolph as well as Cap 1 and Skooly, both members of Chainz' TRU (The Real University) crew and label.
Stream the whole mixtape below.
2 Chainz - Trapavelli Tre