2 Chainz pays homage to D4L with Neighbors Know My Name
In a lot of ways, 2 Chainz is the Kevin Garnett of rap. He spent eleven years as part of Ludacris’ label, DTP, as one half of Playaz Circle. Representing Disturbing Tha Peace put 2 Chainz alongside many of the biggest names in music. He spent years making cameos in Ludacris’ videos. Finally, in 2007, Playaz Circle released their debut album. Late in 2007, they dropped their single, “Duffle Bag Boy,” featuring Lil Wayne, which put Playaz Circle on the map.
Back then, 2 Chainz was known as Tity Boi, and fans expected Tity Boi and Dolla Boy to return with a new album. Despite the hit single, Playaz Circle never returned with another album. In 2010, Tity Boi went on a mixtape run, and 2011 saw him change his name to 2 Chainz. Completing his epic mixtape run, 2 Chainz bought out his contract with Ludacris, and launched his own TRU label. He partnered with Def Jam and Kanye West, which was followed by 2 Chainz becoming one of music’s biggest names.
Last week, 2 Chainz released his album, Dope Don’t Sell Itself. The album includes the single, “Neighbors Know My Name,” which pays homage to the past. No, this isn’t a Trey Songz remake, this is a tribute to D4L and their classic hit, “Laffy Taffy.” In the music video, 2 Chainz includes a hilarious cameo from Fabo, who always brings the energy.