2 Chainz Justifies His $100,000 Feature Verse Rate, Talks Added Value

posted Tuesday July 16 ,2013 at 09:54AM CDT | 123 comments

2 Chainz Justifies His $100,000 Feature Verse Rate, Talks Added Value

2 Chainz confirms the reports that he charges a standard six-figure fee to appear on a song, and how it will translate to benefit another artist's career.

In the last two years, Def Jam Records star 2 Chainz has appeared on hit singles from Drake ("No Lie"), Nicki Minaj ("Beez In The Trap") and Wale ("Rotation"). When Kanye West publicly outed the Playaz Circle co-founder as now a member of the G.O.O.D. Music family last May, 'Ye said that verses from the veteran were $100,000.

In a new interview with BBC Radio 1xtra, 2 Chainz confirmed the rate for his appearances. "Let me start, man, 'cause I know there's people out here listening: Look, I'm enjoying life, okay? You would be doing the same thing. Don't look down upon me," said the 35-year-old Atlanta, Georgia native. "[You might ask,] 'Who's gonna pay that for a verse?' Your favorite rapper paid it. Don't even worry about it."

The rapper formerly known as Tity Boi continued, stressing the added value of the six-figure fee. "The thing is, when it comes to your video, I'm gonna change clothes twice. They're never gonna see that outfit again," he said, mentioning Givenchy and Alexander McQueen as possible designers he would wear. "I'm gonna give you bars. I'm gonna wear fancy glasses and a bunch of chains you've never seen. I mean, I could help you."

With that appearance on the song and video, 2 Chainz stressed that he can affect a hopeful rapper's sex-life. "You get me. You get charisma. You get girls that's gonna come to your video shoot 'cause they know I'ma be there. So this [is] your chance to get in!"

Asked if the $100,000 price-tag is negotiable, the gold-selling solo artist waved off bargaining rappers. "I'm not doin' deals. I'm tellin' what I give you, for that number. These are the services that I offer."

2 Chainz' sophomore solo album, B.O.A.T.S 2 (Based On A T.R.U. Story 2) is planned for September 10 release on Def Jam Records.

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  • 2chainz0skill
    Shit I'd pay 2chainz $100k to stay off my album. One of the shittiest rappers around today.
  • King Leonidas
    Dude is funny. I would give him a used tissue for a feature, ha ha. :)
  • JG
    its a way of saying. i dont wanna do features right now.. but , looking cool
  • KingO
    I know a stylist that styles this dude and he pays for all his outfits, unlike other famous rappers. 2 knows what he is doing, because the stakes are higher. Record companies are making more money than they did just ten years ago. So....I wont hate on 2 but I still think he is prima donna like a mofo. Runs like one too.
    • Anonymous
      i wouldnt brag about paying for them outfits this niggas looks like dave chappelle playing a coked out lil jon / michael jackson hybrid
  • Anonymous
    No Lie was actually 2 Chainz's song, not Drake's
    • Anonymous
      but without drake no one would have cared
    • Violator
      Exactly, but it's easy to mistake it as a Drake track. With all these features how many #1 (All Charts) does Chainz got? pay you 100 racks to improve my sex life? lol
  • ThaKritic
    This nigga deserve 50K at MOST.. His reasons are somewhat valid but not for that price.. Its true.. features help your buzz.. Even as a local artist.. you get a washed up artist like Young buck or Sheek louch on your record fora couple grand and your whole block is bugggin' lol Iv witnessed this many times. Personally i'd nvr be a sucker fora feature.
    • J dirty
      Buck aint washed up fuck nigga,He just dropped a Mixtape thats FULL of bangers.50 just screwin him over still...G.A.S 2.Shits free on LIvemixtapes.com
  • Anonymous
    Self Made Vol. 3 my nigga my nigga
    • Anonymous
      dem dudes are still relevant?
  • MIO
    Ja Rule Next Album - titled "Fuck Fame" Track list 1.King Of The Nile - Ft Chrisette Michele prod by. Cool & dre ) 2. I'm Back (Produced By. Kanye West) 3. My Brother's Keeper - Ja Rule Ft Rick Ross (produced by. 7) 4. Freedom - Ja Rule ft. The Dream (produced by. Chink Santana) 5. What We Gon' Do (produced by. Street Runners) 6. Prime Time- Ja Rule Ft Jay Z & DMX ( produced by. Irv Gotti ) 7. All Of This - Ja Rule Ft Drake (Produced by. Noah "40") 8. The Rules (Produced By. Just Blaze) 9. T.I.M.E(Produced By Swizz Beatz) 10. My Baby Ft Ashanti ( Produced By. 7) 11. Dangerous Minds Ft Asap Rocky ( Produced by. Hit Boy ) 12. The World Ft. Scarface & Nas & Jadakiss(Produced by. Irv ) 13. No Limit ( Produced by Justice L.E.A.G.U.E ) 14. Big Remo Skit 2013 15. On The Run Ft Fat Joe & N.O.R.E ( produced by. 7) 16. F**k Fame (produced by. No I.D) 17. Our Life Feat. Mary J Blige( produced by. 7) 18. Ride With Me (produced by. Irv) 19. My Dreams ft LLoyd ,Black Child , Cadillac Tah, Vita , Charlie Baltimore & Ashanti ( produced by. Malay) Get Ready "Fuck Fame" Welcome Home Ja Follow @Ruleyork Twitter!.
    • Anonymous
      Ja Rule - Fuck Fame , will outsell all these wack nigguz these days. #JARULE #FUCKFAME #RULETALK
  • whatever
    this monkey is full of shit
    -all other rappers rap about being gangster shooting and killing but they havent done it. -Eminem raps about killing he hasnt. -Jay z raps in open letter about sending shots he hasnt. - T.I. snitched to the feds - Young Jeezy was never bmf - 50 Cent snitched and was never in jail but a youthcamp - Game was never a banger but lived the life of his brother in his lyrics - Nas Escobar never sold drugs - Ice Cube never was a gangbanger - Dr Dre never was a gangbanger - 2pac was a ballerina and never sold drugs after he become famous he was doing some stupid stuff like beating and shooting at people because he though he could get away with it. Without Suge Knight 2pac was just a skinny motherf*cker. Oh and i like his music so f*ck you. - Mobb deep are the biggiest p*ssies in rap they are short as midgets and keep talking this g sh*t but never did it. -Snoop was never a crip -Most of the rappers rap about stuff they havent done yet you all support them and say its real rap. -When rick ross does it you all claim he is fake and say its fake rap. This shows that hiphop fans are hypocritical and all these real hiphop fan wanna be's are just some unjustified haters whose opinions are just as irrelevent as the swag rapper fans. BIG GUWOP KILLED A MAN HE WAS A DRUG DEALER BEFORE RAPPER HE HAS STREET CREDENTIALS HE IS THE ONLY RAPPER THAT RAPS ABOUT FACTS THERE FORE BIG GUWOP IS THE REALEST RAPPER IN THE RAP GAME AND THATS A FACT!
    • SoCalGreySide
      1st off Cube was never a banger but did do work for crips Snoop was crip Rolling 20's, do you're HW Game from Cedar Block Pirus if he wasnt banging then why was he shot & put in a coma? He's still knocking niggas out
    • Anonymous
      2pac shot a cop! snoop dawg and rza both caught bodies too!
    • Anonymous
      exactly yhis is a real list http://hiphopwired.com/2013/07/12/12-rappers-that-are-really-bout-that-life-photos/there are somre more real one s though i is said that capone of cnn shoyt at the cops. e-money-bags was a true thug, even syheim dipped inyo that life
    • Unicron
      I view the majority of that hip hop thug stuff as another form of fictionalized entertainment, such as watching a movie. In all honesty, I don't really care how "real" they are if they're wack. Skill comes first IMO. I'm not on here to "hate" but the little that I have heard of 2 Chainz' music, I don't care for. I focus on a rappers lyrics and I think it's safe to say he won't be appearing on any "greatest lyricists of all time" lists any time soon.
    • Gucci The Realist
      Pac shot a cop and one of the bullets killed a child! So you think pac is great! Also this doesnt make pac a gangsta Cube never worked for cribs he was bullied by cribs at school Game was shot but they were there for his brother and not the clown with a star on his face You can say what you want But Gucci is the realest ever and will beat and kill your favorite rapper!
    • Anonymous
      yo said jay-z aint never send a shot. lmao
  • Tone
    Hahahaha, this is why rap is a joke now. Everyone lies. Album budgets can't afford to pay 100K for a verse. 2 Chainz isn't a big enough name like Drake or Em or Kanye or even Wayne. Those rappers don't guarantee sales but they'll do more than 2 Chainz. Labels barely giving 100K for an album nowadays
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    • Anonymous
      Drake looks like a faggot in that photo on the homepage
  • Anonymous
    who the fuck would pay 100K for this clown to get on their song when his buzz/hype/whatever is already winding down? especially what with the whole robbery fiasco and everything. 100K for this dude is too much, period, but maybe one year ago that price would have been more 'reasonable'. this dude is already on the way out, who in the right mind would pay all that for this dude in 2013?
  • Anonymous
    I charge 12 dollaz, get at me doe features goin quick. Limited Time OFFER! @JamTheFlameSpitta
  • Anonymous
    also pretty good he includes the video feature too, when you think about that.
  • Ja Rule
    This guy is a joke he is lyrically a fucking idiot why would anyone pay 100k for his shit? The only reason he makes people pay so much is because he knows he will be washed up in two years so he may aswell get all the money he can now. #RULETALK
  • Anonymous
    did any of that make sense...pay me 100k for a verse and cameo. And with that 100k girls will come to the shoot. And you'll get bars from my verse....no shit theyll get bars. Id expect alot of bars for 100k. And with 100k Id expect alot of girls
  • Anonymous
    niggas gotta charge triple what they worthy after getting robbed in broad daylight
  • Junebug
    You take EBT muthafucka?
  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous
    he should be charging 35,000. 45,000 at the maximum. He's not even hot anymore. No wonder wayne only had him on the hook lol
  • j
    I still call bullshit. Nobody's wasting that much of their budget on one verse from anyone, much less his, no finesse rappin ass
  • L
    What a dick.
    I wouldnt pay 100$ for this bum to even cut my front lawn let alone rap a verse. My prediction is nobody will ever hear of 2 chainz before 2014 ends, hes brutal
  • Fuck Atlanta
    You DUMB if you pay this nigga $100,000 for a fucking verse
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