2 Chainz to release new album, So Help Me God, on October 30.
Following a series of community service projects, 2 Chainz is in full album mode, and he is finally ready to share his sixth studio album. It comes out on October 30, the day before Halloween.
In a new interview with Complex, the “It’s A Vibe” rapper discussed several of his upcoming projects, his relationship with Lebron James and Mike Dean, as well as his love for food.
Originally, 2 Chainz was hoping to release his upcoming album, So Help Me God, much earlier in the year. Unfortunately, the release had to be postponed due to a skit and sample clearances.
“When we go back and dig in the crate and use the samples from artists that are still living, they try to cash out on the replays or re-dos of their project,” 2 Chainz said. “So we have to come up to an amicable split to where they’re happy with somebody using it, and I’m happy with not paying all this crazy money on using it. And then as far as the skit, we’re getting that handled, too. So, it’s all about clearances… I’m dropping So Help Me God on October 30 now.”
Apparently, Kanye West was set to produce the entire project as well, however, those plans had to get pushed back due to scheduling issues. Kanye is still involved with the project, however. “But let it be known that it’s going to happen,” 2 Chainz declared. “Whether it’s this next project or the one after. It’s a whole Tity Boi and Kanye West project, produced by Kanye. Let’s just say that.”
When asked how the album will sound, 2 Chainz said that “So Help Me God is definitely a movie. It’s a thriller. And I can’t wait until you guys grab your popcorn and check it out.”
Collegrove 2, with Lil Wayne, is on the way as well.
So Help Me God is not the only project 2 Chainz intends to share in the near future. He and Lil Wayne have allegedly almost completed a follow up to their 2016 joint album, Collegrove. They have taken time freed up by the lack of touring to work on it whenever they can.
“Believe it or not, it’s easier to work on that than my solo project. Me and Wayne, we have tons of fun. Steel sharpens steel. It’s this friendly competition. It’s to stay up on your toes. It’s a slaying war, a delivery war. It’s just so fun. So be looking out for ColleGrove, if not the end of this year, definitely the top of next year.”
Their newest single together is going on So Help Me God, so expect future bangers from the hip-hop legends soon.