The Beginnings of a Legendary Duo: Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz
2 Chainz and Lil Wayne, two iconic figures in the hip-hop world, have shared a bond that spans over a decade. Their recent appearance on NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon shed light on the roots of their deep connection. Lil Wayne, affectionately known as Weezy, reminisced about their first encounter in an Atlanta recording studio. He described 2 Chainz as a relaxed individual, a college graduate with a passion for basketball. Interestingly, Weezy wasn’t initially aware of 2 Chainz’s musical talents, highlighting their “similar attitudes.”
A Surprising Revelation
The two artists hesitated slightly when probed about the early nature of their relationship. 2 Chainz candidly admitted that he was once Lil Wayne’s cannabis supplier. Lil Wayne chimed in, sharing that whenever he was in Atlanta and wanted to discuss marijuana, 2 Chainz was his go-to person.
A Turning Point in the Relationship Between 2 Chainz and Lil Wayne
Around 2007, their relationship took a musical turn. 2 Chainz, known for his hit “I’m Different,” introduced Lil Wayne to his track “Duffle Bag Boy.” Weezy was so impressed that he immediately collaborated on the song, which eventually became a Top 40 hit for 2 Chainz’s group, Playaz Circle. This marked the beginning of their musical journey together. Watch the interview below:
More Than Just Collaborators
The bond between the ColleGrove collaborators grew stronger over the years. Lil Wayne even had the honor of being the best man at 2 Chainz’s wedding. Their mutual respect and admiration were evident when they announced the release date and showcased the cover art for their highly anticipated second joint album, Welcome 2 ColleGrove. The artwork, reminiscent of their previous album ColleGrove, artistically combines the faces of the two rap giants. As a teaser for their fans, they launched the album’s debut single, “Presha.” Watch the performance below:
- 2 Chainz: Born Tauheed Epps, 2 Chainz is a renowned rapper and songwriter. He initially gained fame as one-half of the hip-hop duo Playaz Circle, alongside Earl “Dolla Boy” Conyers.
- Lil Wayne: Born Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., Lil Wayne is a multi-award-winning rapper, singer, and songwriter. He began his music career at a young age and has since become one of the best-selling music artists of all time.