Hip-Hop Rumors: Did 2 Chainz Turn Down YMCMB?

2 Chaniz revealed that he could have been one of the first members of Lil’ Wayne’s Young Money crew back before Nicki or Drake were even involved. Peep what he told MTV’s Rap Fix this week:

“I was one of the first people invited to Young Money, before the album. Wayne asked me. From the outside looking in, I hate to see people look like they clique hopping.”

In addition to not wanting to look like a d*ck rider, 2 Chainz wanted to be his own boss and sought to sign a label deal  for his T.R.U. record company, versus just signing with another artist. Although 2 Chainz chose not to sign to Lil’ Wayne, he still highly respects him and what he can do for an artist’s career:

“Lil Wayne is one of the realist dudes in the game as far as opening up doors for people to eat and trickling down to their families. He’s one of the most unselfish, talented people that I’ve been around.”

How different would Young Money be if 2 Chainz would have signed with YMCMB?  Maybe Lil’Wayne would have taken a different approach to building the crew if he would have started the puzzle with Chainz. Just some food for thought. Do you think 2 Chainz made a mistake by not signing with YMCMB?

Source: MTV Rap Fix

  • MrTroyMercy

    Is Birdman dating Wonder Woman ?

    Did Common buy Drake some balls ?

    Is Jamie Foxx a Werewolf ?

    Did Lebron Travel ?

    Is Frank Ocean a good swimmer ?

    Did G Unit sign Crunchy Black ?

    • illymac

      every artical starts out the same…

  • he did it his way …the best way

  • MadVillain

    LOL this nigga smarter than i though, he side-stepped the young money faggot fest.

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  • Yeah! Gr8 Move! Bad Move!

    >>>>In Joe Budden Vibe Top MC’s Protest voice : It’s 2012….CAN HE RAP?

    Never heard him? Don’t want to if he’s rapping about his chains.

    • ItGoesDownINtheDM

      2chainz actually got some jams man … his original name was tity boi
      lol … but he doesnt rap about his 2chainz alot lol … but aint much
      different about his content then what you’ve already heard … smashing
      bitches, getting money and spending it fast ….. strip club / trap
      sounding music …. but he got an original sound and flow … but thats about it …….
      same with rick ross … ross aint saying nothing new … he just had a
      banging ass soundtrack to flow over …… 2chainz is pretty much coming
      with the same vibe just banging tracks with some real good verses to go
      along with it

  • rep87

    if he did this dude is smarter than he looks baby rapping dudes not just for their money everything

  • CooL_KiD_305

    I like the first Young Money better, with Raw Di, Boo, Curren$y I wish Wayne kept them niggas around they could’ve took over the rap game.

    • nastinupe

      I’m glad that you’re not an AR, you’d be losing a lot of money for your company.  How can you not love Nikki, Drake, and Wayne?  They make more money for their label than Jesus would.

      • CooL_KiD_305

        I luv Drake and Nikki but I also loved the first Young Money team, go back and listen to the mixtape they drop. The first team made great music

      • Ronlg1

        Vanilla Ice and M.C. Hammer sold like 10 million records a peace…Making money for the label doesn’t mean you are not still wack as hell…..Just food for thought.

      • ItGoesDownINtheDM

        back in those days yeah that is def true …. but in this day and age …. nope … there isnt an artist that is making $$$$ that is considered wack in 2012 … cause as soon as i try to call waka drake future etc … wack folks is gonna tell me to stop hating on them …. them niggaz is getting money …… OKAY !!!!!!! lol well damn lol 😉

        but to nicki drake etc…. rescue …. they dont make Vanilla Ice music …. if anything its more similar to MC Hammer …….. personally as a youngster i fucked with Both Vanilla Ice and Hammer …. but altho they made more money as far as hip hop goes guys like Nas, Wutang, KRS, Rakim etc…… ALLL HAD WAY MORE RESPECT then guys like hammer and vanilla ice …….. i personally think thats were the disconnect comees from …. its cool to give guys like Puffy, Birdman, Gucci, Shawty Lo, Soulja Boy etc……. props but when they start to get more respect as an hip hop artist then guys like Kendric Lemar, J cole, Kanye West, etc ….. thats where folks who know real hip hop start to get pissed …. its ok they making $$$$$ but you gonna give them the respect too ??????? nah the respect goes to those who go against the mainstream … not those who flow with it … especially when they flowing with zero integrity …. shucking and cooning for the $$$$$$$ …….

        ijs ….;)

      • ItGoesDownINtheDM

        lol 😉

      • illymac

        Shut ya corny ass up..
        Dont compare those lames with Jesus..

    • ItGoesDownINtheDM

      tru tru tru tru … but would they be as big … shit currensy is still doing his thing with a major but still coming off as an underground rapper …. nicki, drake & tyga are blowing up making major $$$$$ for the young money ceo 😉

  • AlbertoRipRon

    The biggest promo in the rap game>>>Who does he sign to?  Then after that?  Two single cuts that bang in clubs.  A couple of mixtapes.  Name a track after a famous person like everyone else is doing (ya know, a track called Kunte Kinte) and then disappear as the next one in spotlight gets the same rotation.  



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    • rep87

      you dont have a clue about the music biz your hate for  top selling artist shows how ignorant you are trust JEZZY AND WALE ARE MAKING WAY MORE MONEY THAN real talk tha HATER is making grow up and shut up

      • TheBoxcarHobo

        Thank you! This clown stay hating on everything. STFU little lame ass dude.

      • ItGoesDownINtheDM

        jeezy def is and been getting it … not too sure about wale tho lol 😉 he maybe in the red lol but that flower bomb single might help him @least break even …….. AMBITION lol 😉

    • ItGoesDownINtheDM

      i’ll buy 2 chainz album but still see him doing the same kind of #’s … unless he comes with something other then trapping and flossing on a beat …. hes just eating out of the same lanes thats already been created and currently being abused ……………… but his music jams the hardest out of most of those folks right now so he’ll be good for a min …..

  • Mak1490

    Good. Now the next thing that needs to happen is less features on singles and albums. If you’re not talented enough to make hot ish on your own, stop rapping 

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  • $18916246

    HELL NOPE…….Whooayne’s a goafer and a prop…’ll see. Like he says “What Money”?

  • UptownLikeShitGirlah

    nope. im not a huge fan of either but 2chainz in my opinion couldnt take young money to the next level…shit gets kinda redundant with him…

  • Chad Law

    Tity 2 Chainz and Wayne would have been a dread-headed combo but it wouldn’t have been doing as amazing of numbers as Wayne and Drizzle Drake.

  • FOLK103

    its good he didnt sign thats why he touched his fully potential…. like wiz khalifa… he turned MMG down before he signed to atlantic…. BE A OWN Boss AND CREAT your own movement……like wiz did taylor gang… and 2chainz  dufflebag boyz  btw its crazy how 2chainz blows up now when he been doing it and he been with luda since 00’S  remeber hearing him talking on ludacirs album CHICKEN AND BEER LOL… and dont forget he in a group WITH dolla boy aswell PLAYAZ CIRCLE….

  • Fareed72

    Nah.., he did the right thing. He didn’t sign on, but remained cool with Wayne.., he gets nuff respect for that. I just became a supporter of 2chainz not too long ago. Its funny how it happened. I just relocated to Atlanta Ga with my lady an her son, Im from Newark, NJ.., an Im NJ / NYC til the death of me. An I didn’t think I would grab to any other artist from here besides T.I.P., Outkast, Goodie Mob, and Jeezy.., cause we were already bumpin them before I moved here, but I was on my patio puffin some of that sticky, listen to the radio, an I heard this song ” I Spend It “. I was like, Im feelin this katt right here. Low n behold, he was the same guy on ” Duffle Bag “. An on that song, he merked it. But I never knew dude’s name. But he killed that verse. So yeah, he made the right move by not signin to YMCMB. Plus.., I think he would have been 1 of those rappers on a team who’d experience hate from anotha lable mate, I hate to say…, but he would have. I dont say Im a fan of someones music.., I say Im a ” SUPPORTER ” of a artist’s music. Like JayZ,..I’ve been a supporter of Jay’s since his 1st single… So yes.., Im a supporter of 2Chainz.., keep those ill flows comin dawg!!

    • Adam Gonzales

      Ain’t no1 ask for your life story lmfao Jk

  • Your headline is asking a question… I read the article.. THE NIGGA JUST SAID HE TURNED DOWN YMCMB!!! WTF am I missing here?


    This news is sooooo old I cant belive yall reporting on it…but then again I can.

  • 2 chainz and wayne been rocking with eachother