2 Chainz knows better than anyone else in existence. He knows that if you want to work with a giant corporation and get paid a bunch of money, the only way to do it and not have people hate you is to make sure that whatever you and said giant corporation come up with is perfect. There's nothing more perfect than having to help 2 Chainz get his two chains back, which is what you do in this videogame. This was created by Mr. Chainz in conjunction with Adidas and Champs Sports, but in my idealized version of reality this was a 2 Chainzian labor of love that he hand-programmed alone in a four-cornered room staring only at a candle.
I didn't even know I wanted to hear 2 Chainz yell digitized adlibs while jumping over a trash can with a glitched-up version of the "Birthday Song" beat playing in the background, but now that I have experienced it I really don't know how I could have thought my life was anywhere near complete before this. Also it's kind of hard but don't worry because 2 Chainz yells, "YEAHHH!" every time he dies so that you don't feel too bad about not clearing that trash can.
2013: The Year Nelly Was Everywhere and Nowhere at the Same Time
No other artist spent as much time so close to the Zeitgeist as Nelly this year without being even remotely close to being the Zeitgeist.
You Don’t Like Childish Gambino's 'Because the Internet' Because of the Internet
Don't allow the narrative surrounding Donald Glover's musical career define the way you think.
The Real Difference Between a Mixtape and an Album
Why do rappers still about sales when they could release a mixtape, gain exposure, and cash in later?
Are the Grammys Irrelevant or Did Yeezus Actually Suck?
Breaking down Yeezy's obsession with the awards.
2013: A Year In Which Some Music Happened
A year’s art starts on Day One of the new year. If we don’t quantify it somehow by December, who are we as a people and what is our worth?
If R. Kelly Makes Us So Uncomfortable, Why Do We Keep Listening?
This is art we're talking about, and it's as real as you allow it to be.
Britney Spears: Capitalism's Last Stand
At last, the Queen has found her domain.
The Real Rick Ross Stands Up
We met with the ex-crack kingpin, who told us stories from his drug dealing days and gave us an exclusive excerpt from his upcoming autobiography.
Sorry, Dudes. The Ladies Won Punk This Year.
These are the women who kicked a particularly large amount of ass in 2013.
2013: The Most OK Year Ever
Kitty Pryde reflects on her sort of shitty, sort of amazing 2013.