Atlanta rapper 2 Chainz recently announced that he and Lil Wayne are working on their collaborative album, Welcome 2 Collegrove, a follow-up to their 2016 project, Collegrove. However, in an interview with Zane Lowe for Apple Music, the emcee (real name Tauheed Epps) unveiled what it’s like working with Wayne in the studio.
Speaking to the New Zealand radio personality, Epps explained that although it is an honour to work with Lil Wayne (real name Dwayne Carter), he admitted that sometimes it stresses him out and gives him anxiety.
During his conversation with Lowe, Epps disclosed that when you work with a lyricist such as Carter, there is a lot of pressure to up your game and a slight sense of competition. However, he did reveal they have chemistry.
During their discussion, Epps stated, “I think me and him just have that chemistry. We enjoy working with each other a lot, and it’s a lot of respect there. And as I always say, steel sharpens steel.”
He continued, “So, it’s always that little piece of anxiety of knowing that this verse has to be better than the last one. I think it’s healthy. I think competition is healthy in any and everything that we do.”
Both Epps and Carter are Southern rap legends and mutually respect each other. The two recently unleashed the project’s epic lead single ‘Presha’ and have told fans to get prepared for the project’s release on November 17th.
The pair’s first collaborative album, ColleGrove, was released in 2016 and debuted at number four on the Billboard 200 with 53,000 sales in its first week. For now, you can listen to ‘Presha’ in the video below.