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2 Chainz is shooting hoops with some of the greats in his new YouTube series.
Today, 2 Chainz debuted the first episode of #CrateTalk and his first guest was entrepreneur and former record executive, Steve Stoute. One of the biggest things the two discussed that not many know is…2 Chainz was once offered a deal from Jay-Z but DECLINED! *Spits out water* EXCUSE ME?!
So…Titty Boi explained, that HOV offered to fly him out for a meeting but he declined, because he had loyalty to someone in Atlanta who was one of the first to help him get his foot in the industry. At the time, he was working with an Atlanta DJ known as DJ Teknikz and after they went into business together, Chainz started to get more notoriety. He had an opportunity to chop it up with Ye, who eventually put him in contact with Jay.
“So after Kanye called everyday, I got a call from Hov,” he started. “And Hov was like, ‘I want you to come to New York, I heard you making a lot of noise.’ And the only reason that I did not go was because I said, ‘Can I bring my buddy Tek with me?’ He was like, ‘Why you wanna bring your DJ for?’ But I’m trying to tell them that bruh helped me get to the point where I’m on your radar, you know what I’m saying? I couldn’t go by myself. I just chose loyalty.”
Well, it looks like it all worked out for the Rap Or Go To The League rapper, because…ya know…he’s 2Chainz now. Stoute gave some othe crazy music industry insights; like that he was the one who got Pharrell and PushaT to make the McDonald’s “I’m Lovin It” jingle back in 2004. Watch the full episode below: