(AllHipHop News) Last night (January 30), Atlanta’s own 2 Chainz did the unthinkable at his debut show in New York City – he sold it out.
For a number of weeks, tickets for the highly publicized event, presented by Power 105.1, had all been sold. For the city that birthed Hip-Hop to open its arms to an artist like 2 Chainz is something that happens rarely, but when it does, it causes a ripple effect throughout the industry.
After openers Troy Ave and Neako did their thing for their New York crowd, Houston’s own Marcus Manchild hit the stage and brought with him a ton of energy and three very special guests: Slim Thug, Paul Wall, and the legendary Michael “5000” Watts to perform “Still Tippin.” The bar was set quite high for 2 Chainz at this point, and although he didn’t have any special guests, a decision he made early in the night, he had the entire venue rocking to his southern anthems.
Shortly after, it was time for the headliner. “Somebody told me this motherf*cker was sold out!” 2 Chainz exclaimed as he hit the stage. “I go by 2 Chainz and I’m tell you three things before I get started. The first thing I want to tell you is I appreciate you for coming out. The second thing I want to tell you is I appreciate you for being patient, and the third thing I want to tell you is welcome to a real n*gga campaign, feel me!?”
After embracing the crowd, 2 Chainz went right into tracks from both of his 2011 mixtapes, Codeine Cowboy and T.R.U. Realigion. He performed “Kitchen,” “Turn Up,” “Spend It,” and even did his verse from Playaz Circles’s 2007 hit record, “Duffle Bag Boy.”
And although the show was billed as featuring “special guests,” the guests which included Raekwon, Statik Selektah, Slim Thug, and Paul Wall stayed in the audience to watch the artist formerly known as Tity Boi do his thing for the city of New York. As he ended his set, Raekwon rushed on-stage to tell the story of how he and 2 Chainz relationship came to fruition and then gave the MC an official co-sign in front of the entire crowd.
In an exclusive interview with AllHipHop.com, 2 Chainz revealed the title for his album, T.R.U. 2 My Realigion, shared his thoughts on selling out his first show in the Big Apple, and played coy when asked about his rumored signing to Def Jam. Check out the video below: