Based on a T.R.U. Story
This is about as money, drugs, and hoes as it gets people. There are two tracks called “Money Machine” and “Crack”, which respectively cover the money and drugs categories by their titles. Beyond that, the chorus for “Birthday Song” features a hook which not only covers the “ho” aspect of T.R.U. Story, but also pretty accurately describes every adolescent boy’s birthday wish when blowing out the candles, “All I want for my birthday is a big booty ho”. So that’s something relatable I guess.
This not to say Based on a T.R.U. Story lacks in occasionally being quality entertainment. I just think that a few hot guest verses created a set of unrealistic expectations for 2 Chainz. Everyone seems to look good working with Kanye, like 2 Chainz did on “Mercy”, and his verse on Nicki Minaj’s “Beez in the Trap” was a breath of fresh air on a somewhat painful record. Because of these and other nice guest spots, something between hope and legitimate expectation developed for 2 Chainz to release what Rick Ross, David Banner, and Young Jeezy haven’t been able to this year: a fancy-packaged big-box rap album that delivers on all fronts.
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