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Based On A T.R.U. Story [Deluxe Explicit] [Extra tracks]

2 ChainzAudio CD
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (96 customer reviews)

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In some way, shape or fashion everyone should be working to attain the American Dream. But
in rare cases like that of rising rap star 2Chainz, he doesn’t get enough sleep to dream. He’s too busy making the finer things in life a part of his reality.

Born Tauheed Epps on Atlanta’s Southside, as an only child he learned quickly that hard work
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  • Audio CD (August 14, 2012)
  • Original Release Date: 2012
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Extra tracks
  • Label: ISLAND / DEF-JAM
  • ASIN: B008JFQTYY
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (96 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,572 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Yuck!
2. Crack
3. Dope Peddler
4. No Lie
5. Birthday Song
6. I m Different
7. Extremely Blessed
8. I Luv Dem Strippers
9. Stop Me Now
10. Money Machine
11. In Town
12. Ghetto Dreams
13. Wut We Doin?
14. Countdown
15. Like Me
16. I Feel Good
17. Riot

Editorial Reviews

Deluxe edition includes four bonus tracks. 2012 debut artist album from the Hip Hop artist. After a series of explosive mixtapes made 2 Chainz the most sought-after MC in the game, an onslaught of media attention ensued, including the cover of The Source, The Fader, and a glowing piece in The New York Times. 2 Chainz recently linked up with the likes of heavies Kanye West, Drake, Nicki Minaj for collaborations of the next order.

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21 of 26 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
Joining an array of anticipated hip-hop efforts, 2 Chainz's major label debut (on Def Jam) Based On A T.R.U. Story does not disappoint. While it may lack the intellect of Nas's Life Is Good or the money savvy swag of Rick Ross's masterful God Forgives I Don't, Based On A T.R.U. Story delivers both solid and some truly noteworthy moments. Sure, there are some humorous, `stupid' cuts that could have easily been on Waka Flocka Flame's most recent Triple F Life: Fans, Friends & Family, but there are also some surprising, head-nodding ones too.

"Yuck!" opens the effort with a dramatic, dark and malicious sound. After the orchestra setting is established with flurries of strings, clapping synthetic snares serve as the percussive accompaniment to STREETRUNNER/Matthew Burnett's production masterpiece. 2 Chainz delivers a capable and compelling set of rhymes here, with a lengthy, though solid and explicit hook from none other than `Tunechi' (aka Lil Wayne).

"Crack" has a hard act to follow and it does so talking about, well `crack.' Well produced (Southside), the cut is less effective mainly due to the fact it is much simpler and more repetitive. It's not bad, but nor is it nearly as great as "Yuck!"

"Dope Peddler" samples Tom Lehrer's "The Old Dope Peddler" in interesting fashion. Due to a short first verse, the cut comes off repetitive due to the near succession of the repetitive hook: "Started with an OZ/end up riding fo' deep/pull up to the club...
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars T.R.U.LY Decent. August 17, 2012
Format:Audio CD
2 CHAINZZZZ!!! Reigning from Atlanta, Georgia, Tauheed Epps aka Tity Boi has been putting in work over the past decade. Some people might be unaware that 2 Chainz is actually one half of the group Playaz Circle, a group that tasted a brief success with their street hit "Duffle Bag Boy" feat. Lil Wayne coming 5 years ago. So needless to say 2 Chainz has been around a lot longer than some people may think. The year 2012 has been a very productive year for the former DTP artist, being the hot collaborator for many of todays hottest artists, appearing on practically everybodies songs as well as releasing a large mass of mixtapes he finally dropped his major label debut Based on A T.R.U. story. When I listen to 2 Chainz my expectations of him as a rapper are pretty low. I would never expect high calibur lyricsm, or thought provoking storylines when he raps, however there is one thing that 2 Chainz does have that many other MC's lack, and that is charisma. 2 Chainz is a grown man at the age of 36, so whenever he speaks it feels authentic and it never sounds like he is trying to impress anybody. The only probably is 2 Chainz (to me anyways)doesn't really have anything interesting to say. His music is defined as Trap Muzik, a southern style of Hip Hop that relies on hard hitting bass and aggressive snares. This type of music is nothing new, however on this album it is a much more glossy and defined trap sound with a mix of pop and soul samples.

Based On A T.R.U. Story is an album compiled of radio singles, which is not a problem for its commercial purposes, but as an album this album doesn't express who 2 Chainz is as a person which is a real problem. All I got out of 2 Chainz is mainly drugs, women, money and violent activities which is what horribly stereotypes the genre of Hip Hop.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars IM WACK. January 29, 2013
By WACKSTA
Format:Audio CD
Some of the production is good, lyrics are elementary, ignorant and wack. Save your money and your brain cells. Cant believe people would actually consider buying this crap.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars WORST RAPPER EVER June 11, 2013
Format:Audio CD
RAP IS GARBAGE NOWADAYS!!!!! No Track by Track review. 2 chainz voice is absolutely annoying and atrocious and avoidable and sounds like he is a mentally handicapped special needs idiot who looks like Whoopi Goldberg. His rhyming is absolutely off. This rapper is avoidable at all costs. Attention to ANY person on this earth: NEVER BUY THIS GARBAGE EVER. It will make you a trashy person in reality.

This includes rappers who are featured on this record, escpecially Lil Wayne. NEVER LISTEN TO THIS KIND OF RAP, ESCECIALLY THIS OR LIL WAYNE. Enough said about this garbage.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars below average October 29, 2012
Format:MP3 Music
Not great, I was expecting alot more. This album doesnt live up to the hype. Wish it did, but it didnt. Buy something else if you are smart.
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18 of 25 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars death of rap .25 stars just for the beats September 29, 2012
Format:Audio CD
this has to be by far the worst CD ive ever heard in my entire life. this guy makes waka and lil b sound like common and talib. I was optimistic about it so I decided to give it a chance, worst idea i ever had in my life then again what should you expect from a grown man who wears skinny leg jeans and uses the word cranack in his rhyme scheme plz for the love god do not buy or listen to this c"rap" if anything have a petition signed to have his vocal cords removed ....now im off to listen to some common, talib, and KRIT to wash the this ignorance from my mind
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars the album blatantly sucks October 5, 2012
By Dutch
Format:Audio CD
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Well wasn't this one a total displeasure and a general annoyance from all angles. There is a scarceness of substance, 2 Chainz is heavily annoying, and the production delivers nothing new. The production is handled by the typical names you would hear from the South, delivering heavily synthesized beats with heavy bass and slow tempo, ideal for clubs and such. The beats deliver a similar feel throughout, but in a repetitive way. 2 Chainz performs terribly with his annoying flow and his consistency in delivering lines that have minimal connection and generally barely make any sense. The content consists of money, swag, and bitches...and that is about it. The only thing I enjoyed was the quick hats on the production; the album blatantly sucks.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I love it
great price
Published 17 hours ago by Anthony S
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
eeehh!!
Published 14 days ago by Larry L. Powell Jr.
5.0 out of 5 stars 2 CHAAAIIINNZZ
I had problems with ordering other records at the same time I purchased this one. It was (sadly) a relief to not have any issues with this purchase. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Ross
5.0 out of 5 stars Great hip-hop/rap
2 Chainz's TRU story album is simply... YUCK! and by yuck i mean it's sick. His opening song has one of the best beats I have heard and it flows really well. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Juan
5.0 out of 5 stars Great album
Good rap music. 2 chains formerly known as tity boy put together some great songs. Catchy tunes with vulgar lyrics.
Published 7 months ago by Dyonne S. Goode
3.0 out of 5 stars Don't Take This Album Seriously
I've had a lot of albums that I never listened to because I don't like certain artist's lyric skills or their presentation. Read more
Published 7 months ago by MrOodlesnNoodle
2.0 out of 5 stars Waste of Money
Only two decent songs on the whole album. I don't know why I bought this. Get something Different, yeah Something Different.
Published 8 months ago by SteveinSTL
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent cd and artist
this is a good cd the beats are pretty good gotta love i'm different and dope peddler off the hook. gotta have.
Published 8 months ago by psycho headhunter
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice debut!
2 Chainz came out right for his debut CD! I can't believe Ludacris didn't bring this dude out earlier on the solo tip. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Anthony M. White
4.0 out of 5 stars I am a fan - wasn't at first - but I am now
I wasn't a fan of 2 Chainz at first. The first time I heard him I wasn't sure what it was then I found out his name and was even more taken aback especially since his name used to... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Willie Buchanan
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