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The debut album of Def Jam artist 2 Chainz is hotly anticipated in the streets. Slated for release on August 17th, Based On A T.R.U. Story has been shrouded in mystery about who would appear on the project and what it would sound like.

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Our friends at HipHopWired went to the New York City listening event for 2 Chainz album. They came up with a list of eight things they took away from the listening session. Plus, they made some hilarious jokes about his shirt and African fertility beads. You’re probably wondering what I’m talking about, right? Check out an excerpt of their thoughts on the album and 2 Chainz’ fashion sense.

The R&B features almost steal the show

2 Chainz has never been shy about collaborating with anybody in the past, but on his debut album on Def Jam the R&B features are just excellent. From his collaboration with John Legend “Ghetto Dreams,” to “Extremely Blessed” featuring The-Dream, these are the standouts of the album. “Ghetto Dreams” is introspective and features Scarface while “Extremely Blessed” has a progressively different sound, yet it all works.

Peep the rest of the list at HipHopWired.com.

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8 Things You Need To Know About 2 Chainz’s “Based On A T.R.U. Story”  was originally published on theurbandaily.com