2 Chainz reveals he used to be Lil Wayne’s weed plug
Cannabis is a solid path to friendship. From Cheech and Chong to Harold and Kumar, plenty of dynamic duos have been born from a mutually shared love of pot.
It turns out that rappers Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz are also on this list.
During an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon to promote their upcoming album “Welcome to Collegrove,” the rappers revealed that weed initially brought them together. Wayne was reminiscing about 2 Chainz’s early presence at an Atlanta recording studio when the truth finally came out.
Fallon pressed the artists about how their bond was solidified. The pair skirted around the topic at first.
Eventually, 2 Chainz blurted out, “Wayne wanted cannabis.” The room then erupted in laughter.
“And you knew where to get some,” Fallon replied with a smirk.
After that, the two were fast friends, with 2 Chainz becoming Lil Wayne’s go-to weed plug in the ATL. The relationship pre-dated Wayne’s legal weed brand, GKUA.
“And so every time I would go to Atlanta, and I wanted to speak about that one thing, I would always call this guy to talk about that,” Weezy explained.
At this point, Wayne didn’t realize 2 Chainz was also a rapper. It wasn’t until sometime later that the Most Expensivest host revealed his hidden talent.
“I’d be hanging around a while, and I told you, ‘You know, I rap too,’” 2 Chainz recalled to Wayne.
The two were on the way to the studio, and after Weezy heard what his counterpart could do, “the rest was history,” he said. The track “Duffle Bag Boy” dropped soon after, reaching number two on the Billboard Hot Rap Songs chart.
Nearly a decade later, the pair released their first collaborative album, “ColleGrove,” a nod to their respective homes (Lil Wayne Hollygrove, 2 Chainz College Park). It debuted at number four on the Billboard 200.
The follow-up, “Welcome 2 Collegrove” is set to drop on November 17. Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz performed the first single, “Presha,” on The Tonight Show after their revealing chat with Fallon.
The explosive track is delightfully upbeat with trap leanings, offering the perfect blend of lyrical prowess and deep bass with a side of whistle. And to think—it may have never happened if not for weed.