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  • Summary: The fifth full-length studio release for the rapper features guest appearances from Marsha Ambrosius, Chance the Rapper, E-40, Ariana Grande, Kodak Black, Kendrick Lamar, Lil Wayne, Travis Scott, Ty Dolla Sign, and Young Thug.
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Girl’s Best Friend
[Intro] Say shit gotta go fast gotta move with the huh huh (gotta, gotta, gotta, gotta) Gotta let em know [Chorus: Ty Dolla $ign] I'ma buy some... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
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  1. Mar 8, 2019
    83
    By Rap or Go to the League, 2 Chainz is a veteran rapper of a certain age who posits himself to be at the top of his game. Unlike the outsized projections rap stars routinely make to seem more powerful, 2 Chainz assessment of himself is actually correct.
  2. Mar 11, 2019
    80
    Aside from a few less-than-strong features, Rap or Go to the League allows 2 Chainz, a veteran rapper, to use his powers to acknowledge a picture much larger than him--it's one that's rooted in his past, but is planting the seeds for the feature.
  3. Sure, in terms of quality, Rap Or Go To The League isn’t the classic album that 2 Chainz craves, but--on this evidence--he’s not far from delivering one.
  4. May 2, 2019
    80
    Rap or Go to the League is a step forward in 2 Chainz's artistry, and reveals sides of his personality that were previously harder to see in the shadow of his enormous persona.
  5. Mar 14, 2019
    78
    While Chainz’s level of authenticity remains intact throughout the album’s duration, the commercial ambitions of its third quarter give way to a lapse of quality.
  6. Mar 8, 2019
    76
    He delves deeper into his personal life more but he is just as sharp as been across his last handful of releases. It isn’t so much that these songs are better; they simply render a more complete picture of him, one he’s been working toward.
  7. May 24, 2019
    65
    His artistic ambition still lags behind profit objective and pursuit of happiness, but he also manages to be the kind of wordsmith that doesn’t have to spell everything out for you. But when he does, he gives a fairly balanced overview of the subject, see his thoughts on taxes in “Sam”. There’s still a cunning street edge to Chainz twelve years after “Supply & Demand”.

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  1. Mar 9, 2019
    9
    Simply put, this is the best rap album i have heard this year. In the song Threat 2 Society, 2 Chainz talks about how he never gets the creditSimply put, this is the best rap album i have heard this year. In the song Threat 2 Society, 2 Chainz talks about how he never gets the credit he deserves. I agree with him. He has come a long way from his days of New Playaz Circle. This album is currently the best rap album I have heard this year and it has rekindled my interest in his music. Good stuff Expand
  2. Mar 20, 2020
    8
    Fire. Amazing flow and lyricism. Very entertaining. One of the best albums of 2019.
  3. Jul 28, 2019
    7
    This is a really solid listen. There is just something about it that holds it back to me, but it has some really good lyrics and great production.
  4. May 9, 2019
    7
    What confuses me the most about this album is where all this pent-up potential came from after years of rapping and making music. Despite theWhat confuses me the most about this album is where all this pent-up potential came from after years of rapping and making music. Despite the sudden artistic shift, "Rap or Go to the League" is a coherent, entertaining rap release. It introduces an artful yet interesting side to 2 Chainz' psyche. Expand
  5. Mar 8, 2019
    6
    The eccentric Southern rapper 2 Chainz drops a mixed attempt at a mature album.

    FAV TRACKS: FORGIVEN, MONEY IN THE WAY, STATUTE OF
    The eccentric Southern rapper 2 Chainz drops a mixed attempt at a mature album.

    FAV TRACKS: FORGIVEN, MONEY IN THE WAY, STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS, NCAA, MOMMA I HIT A LICK, I SAID ME

    LEAST FAV TRACK: SAM
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