2 Chainz Says Kanye West Helped Photoshop His "B.O.A.T.S. 2: Me Time" Cover Art

posted Wednesday September 04 ,2013 at 10:50AM CDT | 21 comments

2 Chainz Says Kanye West Helped Photoshop His

2 Chainz details his interest in symbolic album cover art, speaks on the influence of Cuban links on Hip Hop.

Chicago wordsmith Kanye West may be most well-known for his skills on the mic and behind the boards, but according to Atlanta rapper 2 Chainz, West is also pretty skilled when it comes to the popular graphics editing program, Adobe Photoshop.

While speaking on the creation of his B.O.A.T.S. II: Me Time cover art, which was crafted by West’s DONDA creative agency, 2 Chainz seemed quite impressed with the Yeezus rapper’s photo editing skills.

“People won’t believe how much thought goes into this stuff…Working with DONDA was good for the mind anyway,” said 2 Chainz. “A bunch of guys, young guys, with all these crazy ideas and crazy resources getting pulled from different areas. Actually, this cover right here, and I don’t even know if 'Ye wants me to say it, but he actually…photoshopped. Like he did something. I didn’t know you could erase on the computer. This computer eraser. Move some stuff over. So, I was like ‘Man, you slick a geek. I didn’t know you was that smart.’”

2 Chainz later addressed the symbolism behind his cover art during his interview with Los Angeles radio station Power 106.

According to the Playaz Circle emcee, he opted for a white and gold theme this time since his last project boasted a primarily black and gold colorway. He also commented on the reasoning behind including a set of Cuban links on his album, an item he feels is “very symbolic in Hip Hop.”

“And the Cuban links, they mean—they’re very symbolic in Hip Hop period,” he explained. “Raekwon and Ghost had Only Built 4 Cuban Linx and it meant a couple of things as far as how tight the chain was and how tight the link was with the Cuban’s when you was dealing with the work and the trap and all of that. So, a couple of symbols that just says a lot of things.”

2 Chainz’ second solo album, B.O.A.T.S. II: Me Time, will be released on September 10 and will include guest appearances from Drake, Lil Wayne, Fergie, T-Pain, and more.

RELATED: 2 Chainz Says Kanye West Told Him Not To Put Jay-Z On "B.O.A.T.S. II: Me Time"

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  • Anonymous
    album now leaked on viperial
  • sxxx9
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6W1tG-m4NSU
  • sxxx9
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTOQhICG9P4
  • xx009
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SCtyEOJy0A
  • xx009
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Or6aXEHG1xs
  • Anonymous
    ...Seriously, how retarded do you have to be, to not know that you can erase things on a computer?
  • Arby Wan Kenobi
    Raekwon and Ghost had Only Built 4 Cuban Linx and it meant a couple of things as far as how tight the chain was and how tight the link was with the Cubans when you was dealing with the work and the trap and all of that. So, a couple of symbols that just says a lot of things. That is totally completely not right at all. This clearly shows how unfamiliar he is with the Wu, or hip-hop in general. If you don't know what the fuck you're talking about, why even bring it up? "Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and to remove all doubt."
  • heart
    my Aunty Brooke just got a nice six-month old Cadillac SRX by parttime working online from home. moved here.... jazz77.com
    • heary
      RUB MY NIPPLES YAS
  • Martha J. Taylor
    what Ruth answered I'm shocked that a student can profit $8518 in one month on the internet. more helpful hints... www.cafe44.com What you want him to say about his album. Yeah it's ok ...... of course he's going to say it's the best. And he is good so i expect a good album. Everybody looking for a classic. Me i don't care just make an album ppl can listen too!
  • COCA
    WHAT A FUCKING IDIOT...
  • oc
    such a genius
  • Anonymous
    THERE ARE NO PICTURES THE COVER SAYS BOATS 2 in white #METIME in red WOW.....
    • Anonymous
      theres a photoshopped picture of 2 gold chains
    • 3 Chainz
      whats good haha
  • Brahhh
    F*ck these n*ggaz. Waka Flocka goes hard in the ms paint!!!
  • Anonymous
    slow news day huh?
  • Cealix
    ...I like that hoodie, tho.
  • Anonymous
    "Basically thinking my first album cover damn near brought back gold and Cuban links and everything else, you feel me?" YOOO THIS FOOL THINKS HE BROUGHT GOLD BACK!!!
  • Anonymous
    " Like he did something. I didnt know you could erase on the computer. This computer eraser. Move some stuff over. So, I was like Man, you slick a geek. I didnt know you was that smart." Lol so this fool aint know about that eraser tool?? even MS Paint had one
  • detroit niggroe
    LOL..thats not an achievement nigga! Shit is amateur as fuck. Diplodocus lookin ass nigga