For awhile, 2 Chainz was a featured guest on many songs by various artists. His catchphrase caught on. His guest verses were welcomed by many. Recently, Chainz talked about why he decided to be on so many tracks to begin with and why he's deciding to make less featured appearances now.
“My whole theory behind doing guest features was to remain hot in the streets,” he explained to CBS Local, ”actually being a part of everyone’s google. When you google them, my name would pop up."
One of the songs he did that he's proud of is the Justin Bieber song "Boyfriend," which he says was a challenge.
“The Justin Bieber verse was something I could do,” he noted. “The challenge was doing a clean witty verse without cursing, and to know the fan base and the crowd I was catering to. It was fun. I would love to do more records like that.”
Don't expect 2 Chainz to completely stop working on guest spots. Chainz added that he just wants to make songs that help him now.
“Now it’s about doing features that matter or can help catapult my campaign or doesn’t make sense any more,” he added. “A feature that’s worth me doing would be something that’s outside my genre, something outside my comfort level, outside my box. Pop rock, R&B. Something that’s not a normal 16 [lines] that I feel like I can do ion my sleep.”