UPDATE: Collegrove is now available on Apple Music! And according to Def Jam, it’s officially being billed as a 2 Chainz project with features from Lil Wayne—but, we’re just gonna continue to call it a Chainz/Wayne project.
02 Smell Like Money f. Lil Wayne
03 Bounce f. Lil Wayne
04 Gotta Lotta f. Lil Wayne
05 MFN Right
06 Blue C-Cnote f. Lil Wayne
07 Not Invited
08 Bentley Truck f. Lil Wayne
09 100 Joints
10 Rolls Royce Weather f. Lil Wayne
11 What Happened f. Lil Wayne
12 Section f. Lil Wayne
13 Watch Out
One of the first surprises in hip hop has to be the impending release of 2 Chainz and Lil Wayne‘s collaborative album, Collegrove. Set to release tomorrow (March 4th), the album likely follows in the same vein as the 2015 mega-star team up between Drake and Future, What A Time To Be Alive.
The album comes at a virtual crossroads for Wayne. Having spent a significant amount of time trying to free himself from his longtime home Cash Money Records, he has seemingly since patched things up with its head honcho/his surrogate father Birdman (even though his $51 million lawsuit is still on the table) and Collegrove will appear to mark his first major label release since his Free Weezy Album. Meanwhile, 2 Chainz has simply found a comfortable groove on the mixtape scene, dropping a surprise EP Felt Like Cappin’ and releasing a hilarious video for his “Watch Out” from his Trap-A-Velli Tre project. That’s in between going out of his way to constantly give back to families in need.
Before Collegrove is released, the two gave Beats 1 Radio’s Zane Lowe the green light to unveil the follow-up to “Rolls Royce Weather,” “Gotta Lotta.” The song is in the same New Orleans-style bounce vein of Mannie Fresh’s “Hate,” with Wayne crooning in Auto-Tune and Young Tauheed bringing up the rear. Hear it below.