• Record Label: Def Jam
  • Release Date: Aug 14, 2012
User Score
4.7

Mixed or average reviews- based on 68 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 68
  2. Negative: 25 out of 68
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  1. Jun 29, 2013
    7
    2 Chainz, you came up on the scene so hard, and people just expected way too much out of your first album! Everyone's expecting a classic southern version of possibly Illmatic-caliber! 2 Chainz has been around for a minute, and BOATS just sounds like one of his mix tapes with a couple different types of songs. Collaboration wise, I was a little disappointed with the Lil Wayne and Nicki2 Chainz, you came up on the scene so hard, and people just expected way too much out of your first album! Everyone's expecting a classic southern version of possibly Illmatic-caliber! 2 Chainz has been around for a minute, and BOATS just sounds like one of his mix tapes with a couple different types of songs. Collaboration wise, I was a little disappointed with the Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj collaborations. However this album was carried by the Kanye West assisted "Birthday Song" and I'm Different. Birthday Song is literally my favorite song ever, because of how cleverly simple it is. 2 Chainz is an amazing guest feature, but I will expect more out of him with his new album dropping in September Expand
  2. Apr 22, 2015
    7
    The first entry as 2 chainz from Tauheed Epps proves to be a pretty solid one. The extremely well produced beats are what make it so special and listenable. On the lyrical side, 2 chainz has litteraly nothing to offer, but he saves his lack of content with a near-perfect new school flow and a lot of swag. While a few songs like Birthday song are truly awful (except for Yeezy's verse), theThe first entry as 2 chainz from Tauheed Epps proves to be a pretty solid one. The extremely well produced beats are what make it so special and listenable. On the lyrical side, 2 chainz has litteraly nothing to offer, but he saves his lack of content with a near-perfect new school flow and a lot of swag. While a few songs like Birthday song are truly awful (except for Yeezy's verse), the majority of the album is solid. Expand
Metascore
55

Mixed or average reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 19
  2. Negative: 4 out of 19
  1. Sep 5, 2012
    80
    2 Chainz's debut album is a triumph on so many levels.
  2. Aug 29, 2012
    59
    The problem is that the hints of personality underneath the braggadocio overflowing on "Based on a T.R.U. Story" exist as faint flickers, pointing to a storytelling skill that has yet to be given the spotlight.
  3. Aug 29, 2012
    60
    Mainly, it's good for some frivolous fun.