Posted by | Cyrena Rose
Lensed by Jill Greenberg, Atlanta rapper born Tauheed Epps, better known as 2 Chainz is in the June Comedy issue of GQ!
The mag names “40 Things Making Us Laugh Right Now,” and among them is rapper 2 Chainz, whom the magazine crowned the “King of Two Liners.”
2 Chainz tells the mag from a tour bus in California, “I’m out here enjoying the perks of smoking legally,” he says. “West Coast livin’, baby—surfboard swag!” If it rhymed a little better, that couplet could fit into one of Chainz’s signature verses.
The six-foot-five giant with the strange look and the twisted humor (Money talk, you ain’t got none / End of discussion) is hip-hop’s most in-demand MC, thanks to his tawdry, spit-take-funny two-beat punch lines. “There’s nothing new under the sun,” Chainz says about the lyrics for his second album, out this summer. “Everyone’s sold dope, fucked bitches, popped champagne, shot guns. I’ll take the extra minutes to do it a new way.”