Mixtape Review | 2 Chainz – T.R.U. Jack City

This project was promoted as a compilation from The Real University, but it appears to just be a 2 Chainz mixtape with features from them. The Real University is supposed to be 2 Chainz’ label. I think. It might just be a group that he started. Idk. It consists of 2 Chainz, Cap 1, Short Dawg & Skooly. I feel the same way about 2 Chainz as I do about the Migos. 2 Chainz is an entertainer, not an artist. His music is bad, but I still like it for some reason. He isn’t really a good rapper, but he has a good ear for beats & a knack for catchy hooks. Actually, I’m not gonna say he isn’t a good rapper. I just don’t take him seriously. His lyrics are just as simple as any other mainstream rapper, but the way he says shit is just funny. It’s kind of like Lil B, except his music is actually listenable. I can tolerate musical satire if it’s not like Lil B. I really don’t understand Lil B fans. I don’t care how clever you think the artist is, if the actual music is bad, it’s bad music. I’m not gonna listen to Lil B and automatically like him just because I know he isn’t serious. MAYBE if he had a decent flow and understandable delivery I could tolerate him. The amount of fans he has just doesn’t make sense. There are a ton of satirical rappers that do the same thing that he does better. It really… Wait. What the fuck was I talking about? Oh fuck. Yeah. 2 Chainz. Well, you probably get what I was trying to say by now. Anyway, Cap 1 is dope. He’s also an entertainer, but I respect his music a little bit more than 2 Chainz’. He raps about typical gangsta shit. I will always prefer people rapping about gangsta shit over people rapping about money & hoes. Cap 1 isn’t the best gangsta rapper out there, but he’s not really that bad. He’s actually a trap artist now that I think of it. His flow is usually pretty dope and he’s good at making hooks too. He’s basically a gangsta version of 2 Chainz. Short Dawg used to be signed to Young Money. I don’t think he is any more tho. I don’t know why anyone would want to be signed to YM. Does YM even exist anymore? I haven’t heard about them since, like… 1927. Just kidding. Who was on YM? Besides Weezy, Nicki, Drake, Tyga & Cory Gunz (he was actually pretty good)? Who the fuck is T-Streets? I know Jae Millz. He used to be a battle rapper. Do people consider him to be a legend? He was a good ass battle rapper… He had a classic battle with Murda Mook. I think that was actually one of Mook’s first mainstream battles. His mixtapes are usually pretty hit or miss with me. He can definitely rap, but sometimes the music just isn’t there. Wait a minute… I was talking about Short Dawg… How the fuck did I start talkin’ about Jae Millz??? I swear I’m not doing this on purpose… Anyway, Short Dawg isn’t very good. He’s a very party oriented rapper. He works with people like Mac Miller & Ab-Soul, but whenever he works with Ab-Soul it’s on a wack song like Twact. I did enjoy 10 Pints tho. He recently changed his name to Fresh. That’s a pretty terrible name for a rapper. If you search for “Fresh” on Google, you aren’t gonna find Short Dawg. Mostly because ain’t nobody givin’ a shit about Short Dawg. I ain’t never gonna call him Fresh. He’s always gonna be Short Dawg. Skooly… I don’t know who that is. The only shit I ever heard from him was on the hook for a song called Ima Dog by 2 Chainz. The hook that he did for that song was actually pretty goddamn good, I’m not gonna lie. I will be very surprised if he can actually rap tho. There are some people who you can tell are wack just by lookin’ at them or hearing they voice. Skooly is one of them. Hopefully 2 Chainz only used him for hooks on this project. I’m really not expecting much from this project. This review was actually supposed to come out before the Wale review, but I didn’t feel like listening to wack music.

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Track 1: Road Dawg (Prod. DJ Spinz)

Oh no. The tags. The fucking tags are so annoying. I don’t really mind the annoyin’ ass DJs yellin’ over the shit, but don’t start the fucking song and then restart it just so you can say one more thing, you disgusting fuck. Hosted by DJ Esudd. Why are there even hosts for mixtapes? What is the point of that shit? To make it so that you realize you aren’t listening to an album? To piss off the fans? I seriously don’t understand. What does the DJ add to the mixtape? How could the DJ possibly be helping? This beat is dope af. Of course the lyrics are stupid af. The hook is cool. It’s real simple, but it works. Yeah. This is 2 Chainz. The lyrics are stupid, but entertaining. The flow is slightly above average. The hook is simple, but catchy. The beat is dope af. That’s 2 Chainz. I’m not gonna lie: before I corrected that last sentence, I wrote “too chainz”. I’m so sorry. This song is good for a 2 Chainz song. This is exactly what a 2 Chainz fan likes. I fuck with this. It ain’t that crazy tho. It’s cool. 4/5

Track 2: Better Dope Feat. Cap 1 (Prod. Black Jab)

This beat is dope af. This beat is HARD. This hook is kinda… bad. The part where he’s just chanting “better dope” isn’t bad, but I’m talkin’ about the part before that where he’s singin’. I wasn’t feelin’ that shit. Cap 1’s verse is average. There are a few words in his verse that I couldn’t quite understand. His flow was cool. 2 Chainz’ verse was a 2 Chainz verse. The best thing about this song is the beat. I don’t know who Black Jab is, but he did a damn good job. 4/5

Track 3: How It Feel Feat. Bankroll Fresh (Prod. Jak Brown)

The hook from Bankroll Fresh is not very good. It gets annoying after a few seconds. I don’t like the way he’s singin’. He uses the same exact delivery for his verse. Oh. Oh fuck you DJ Esudd. I was already a minute into the song before he decided to restart the shit. Fuck you. DJs like this make it really hard to do reviews. It’s not like he’s not part of the song tho, so I’m gonna take off points for that shit. As far as I know, there isn’t a no DJ version of this project. If there is, then I fucked up. I don’t know about this song. The hook is wack, I’m not feelin’ Bankroll Fresh’s delivery, and the beat really isn’t that good. 2 Chainz is nowhere near good enough to save this song. I ain’t feelin’ this shit. This shit is wack. 2/5

Track 4: Natural Feat. Short Dawg (Prod. Xo On The Beat)

Oh no. This isn’t gonna be good. The production just sounds like DJ Mustard with more bass. The hook is pretty terrible. I guess I forgot to mention how fucking annoying Short Dawg’s voice is. He sounds like a littler Lil Wayne. Oh God. Once the terrible hook ended, it started back again because of DJ Esudd’s annoying ass. Fuck the Street Executives. The hook is so bad. Short Dawg’s verse was actually pretty goddamn good tbh. Well, it really wasn’t, but his flow was. Oh shit. He’s on the second verse too. His flow is pretty great, but his bars are generic af. And his fucking voice is just too annoying. 2 Chainz’ verse is alright I guess. I’m not feelin’ this shit. The only thing that saves this from getting a 1 is Short Dawg’s flow. This shit is wack. 2/5

Track 5: Makin’ It Werk Feat. Skooly & Bankroll Fresh (Prod. Zaytoven)

This is an average trap beat. This hook is kind of annoying. Damn. I said that 2 Chainz was good at makin’ hooks earlier, but all of the ones on this tape have been pretty bad so far. Skooly’s on the first verse. His voice is nowhere near as annoying as Short Dawg’s, but his delivery is pretty corny. His bars are pretty standard. He’s nothin’ special. His flow isn’t as good as Short Dawg’s. Bankroll Fresh sounds like he’s half asleep. He said the word “zip” five times in the first four bars. Bankroll Fresh’s verse was even worse than Skooly’s. His flow was… not good. His delivery was boring. His bars were weaker than Skooly’s. This song is pretty terrible. 2 Chainz didn’t get a verse. There’s one annoying hook from 2 Chainz, one verse from Skooly with an average flow & a corny delivery and one wack verse from Bankroll Fresh with a boring delivery, sloppy flow and lyrics that are just BAD. Not feelin’ the poop song at all. This shit is wack af. 1/5

Track 6: Someone To Love Feat. Cap 1 & Skooly (Prod. Mike WiLL Made It)

Oh no. NO. NOOOOOOO! Not this song! This song is from one of the first projects I ever reviewed. I can’t remember what I gave it. It was either a 1 or a 2. All I remember is that it has a terrible beat and a boring ass hook. It’s from a mixtape by Mike WiLL Made It called Ransom. I’m ’bout to look that review up to see what I gave it. Damn. My original review of this song was actually pretty damn good. I just wish I used correct punctuation. And capitalized shit. And used correct grammar. I’ll rewrite what I said here. Except I’ll do it well this time. “Okay, this beat is kind of shitty too. It sounds like a trap version of a beat that Kanye would’ve made for Yeezus if he were really drunk. I would probably have to have popped a molly to enjoy this song. This beat is just noise. 2 Chainz’ verse wasn’t bad (for 2 Chainz at least). Cap 1 has a dope flow on this one. This hook is really boring. Skooly gotta average flow. ‘You want somethin’ salty go shit in your hand.’ Wtf is this nigga talkin about? The top comment for this song on HotNewHipHop is ‘Omg I’m so ready for Ransom to motivate me going into this new year!’ I’m not sure if this person was joking or not, but if they weren’t, then it is clear to me that all of Mike WiLL’s fans are teenage white girls. The only reply to that comment said ‘Omg’ 2/5″ Yeah. I still agree with everything I said in that review. The hook is boring af. The beat is awful. Cap 1 actually sounded pretty goddamn good on this track. He’s definitely the best part of this song. Yeah, Skooly definitely said “You want somethin’ salty go shit in your hand.” I don’t like him very much. I really want to give this a 1, but I liked Cap 1’s verse. So there ya go. 2/5

Track 7: Trap House Stalkin’ Feat. Young Dolph & Cap 1 (Prod. 808 Mafia & DJ Spinz)

Young Dolph is probably my favorite wack rapper. He’s just so gangsta. He reminds me of this friend I used to have named William Williams. He wasn’t very gangsta, but he talked the same way Young Dolph raps. They have like the same voice too. Damn. I haven’t seen him since I was 10. I might’ve actually been 11. Idk. Anyway, 2 Chainz’ verse was pretty boring. It wasn’t terrible, but it really didn’t stand out. Dolph’s hook is dope af tho. That shit is so fuckin’ catchy. The beat doesn’t seem that good at first, but once Young Dolph comes in that shit sounds harder than a motherfucker. Cap 1’s verse was dope af too. His flow was great. 2 Chainz is easily the worst part of this song. I fuck with it tho. This shit dope af. 5/5

Track 8: Granny Feat. Bankroll Fresh & PeeWee Longway (Prod. Izze The Producer)

This beat is hard af. The hook from Bankroll Fresh is actually pretty nice. His verse seems better than the other ones he has on this tape, but if you take away the energetic beat you’ll realize it’s pretty wack. I don’t know how he got so many features on this tape. He ain’t that good. 2 Chainz’ verse was average. “100 grams in my nutsack, had to tuck it from 12.” …WHAT? What the fuck is PeeWee Longway talkin’ about? What do that mean???? He had to tuck his nutsack? FROM 12? How do you tuck it FROM something? Does anyone know what that means? Nah. Nah this isn’t good. PeeWee’s verse was wack. I ain’t feelin’ this shit. PeeWee Longway is really only good for hooks. Otherwise he’s wack af. Listen to Runnin’ Round The Lobby and you’ll know exactly what I mean. The hook to that song is dope af, but as soon as it ends & his verse starts, the song completely falls apart. Just like Trap Queen. I ain’t feelin’ this shit. The only part of this song that isn’t wack is the hook. 2/5

Track 9: We Fukin’ It Up Feat. Juju, C-White, Travis Porter, Bankroll Fresh, Young Dolph, Skooly & Greazy (Prod. Chophouze)

Who the fuck are these people? Juju? C-White? I have never ever heard of these people. Damn. What the fuck happened to Travis Porter? Where have they been? It’s been like 47 years since they released they album. I know they had a mixtape called Mr. Porter (shit wasn’t that good), but after that they just stopped makin’ music I guess. They had some hits too. They weren’t that good, but the shit was catchy af. They album probably didn’t sell very well. 2 Chainz must really think that Bankroll Fresh is amazing because it feels like he’s on every other song. This mixtape is the opposite of professional. I feel like I’m listening to a struggle rapper’s first project. Oh God. This beat is awful. This hook is stupid af. This is bad. I don’t know if i can talk about every line from every rapper, but none of it was good. Everything about this song is bad. There’s too much. That’s it. There’s just too much. This isn’t how you do a posse track. This is bad. Real bad. This shit is wack af. 1/5

Track 10: Please Don’t (Skooly Feat. Short Dawg) [Prod. Zaytoven & Metro Boomin’]

This song apparently doesn’t have 2 Chainz on it. There’s an ass load of tags at the beginning. The hook is so stupid. I’m starting to get pissed off. That autotuned “no, no” in the background is really just the diarrhea frosting on the turd flavored cake. Skooly has an alright flow, but his bars are just so stupid. I knew he wasn’t about to say shit when he started by saying that it was “verse time.” He ryhmes the word “features” with “FEMA” and “singin.” The beat is cool I guess. I really must not be in the mood for this kind of music because I’m actually getting angry. He sang the last two bars. It was so bad. Why does the hook last so fucking long? It’s annoying as hell. Why is Short Dawg whispering? His verse actually wasn’t that bad. It’s nowhere near good enough to save this track tho. 2 Chainz showed up between the hook and the beginning of Short Dawg’s verse to say “TRUUUUUU.” Nah. This is bad. 2/5

Track 11: Fuk U Pay Me Feat. Young Dolph (Prod. 808 Mafia)

HAHAHAHAHAHA!!! This hook is so fucking stupid. It’s entertaining tho. It’s actually entertaining this time because Young Dolph’s voice isn’t annoying as hell and there’s no autotune. It also helps that the beat is dope af. 2 Chainz does a decent job. He at least knows how to stay on beat. Young Dolph seems to have a hard time flowing until the beat drops. The actual verses on this song aren’t that good… But the song is a lot better than the other shit on this tape. It ends pretty abruptly… I fuck with this song tho. It’s very entertaining. 4/5

Track 12: Keep It 100 Feat. Skooly, Short Dawg, Cap 1 & Kaleb (Prod. DJ Squeeky)

Who the fuck is DJ Squeeky? What the fuck kinda name is that? Well… He actually did a pretty good job on this. This beat is dope. 2 Chainz & Skooly are on the hook. It’s actually not bad. I fuck with the hook. Short Dawg did his thing on the first verse. It wasn’t great, but it was decent. I guess. Cap 1’s verse was actually dope. I fuck with Cap 1. Skooly’s verse was bad, but it didn’t ruin it. I can say the same shit for Kaleb. He really rhymed 100 with 200. That’s just so… bad. Who does that shit? That’s so fucking lazy. Well the song isn’t nearly as bad as the other ones sonically, but the verses are pretty bad. Some of them aren’t that bad tho. This song is alright. For trap music at least. I don’t think it’s that good, but I’m not gonna delete it. Yet. Actually… I am gonna delete it. 3/5

Track 13: Can’t Tell Me Shyt Feat. Cap 1 & Skooly (Prod. London On Tha Track)

Oh. Skooly is singin’ on the hook. He really sounds like Young Thug. Except… He can actually sing. It’s true. This motherfucker is singin’ his goddamn ass off. The shit sounds good too. Damn. Did not expect that. This sounds like an R&B beat. I fuck with this shit. Damn. Wow. 2 Chainz sounds like he’s tryna sound deep, but it’s really hard to take seriously. He’s not really doing a good job of flowing… It’s not terrible. Cap 1’s verse was dope. It really wasn’t that great. It was cool tho. I fuck with this. This is dope. 4/5

Track 14: Foreign Feat. Skooly (Prod. DJ Jaycee, Zaytoven & Metro Boomin’)

Damn. 2 Chainz’ part of the hook was pretty wack, but there are some record scratches right after it. It’s pretty weird to hear scratches like that on a trap song. I like it tho. It’s dope. The beat is dope af. 2 Chainz verse was cool. This sounds like one of them few tracks that could end up on one of his albums. It sounds like he’s actually trying on this one. Skooly’s verse was the same way. He sounded like he was trying. It still wasn’t that good… But at least he gave me something. It’s better than the other shit he’s been spittin’. I actually fuck with this. 4/5

Track 15: Part 2 (Prod. 808 Mafia)

That was a cool transition. I didn’t even notice that this was a different song at first. This is apparently a “bonus” track. This beat is generic af. Oh God. It doesn’t sound generic anymore. Just bad. This is real bad. Nah. There’s no hook from 2 Chainz. Just bars. Ain’t nobody listening to 2 Chainz for his bars. Just gimme a normal ass song. “I wanna fuck her and I want her too / I need pussy rehab, nigga what about you? / Pussy rehab! Pussy rehab! Pussy rehab! Pussy rehab!” Is he fucking serious? This is some fucked up shit. These bars are absolutely terrible. His flow isn’t even anything special. He’s just… talking. Over a wack beat. Nah. I ain’t feelin’ this shit at all. 1/5

Track 16: Xanny Feat. Cap 1 & Skooly (Prod. Jak Brown)

This hook is cool I guess. This beat is generic af. 2 Chainz’ verse is… not good. Skooly’s flow was ok. His verse was alright I guess. For trap music. Cap 1’s verse was good. I liked his verse. This is just really generic. Idk. It’s definitely not good, but I didn’t hate it. It’s alright I guess. 3/5

Track 17: Bird Bath (Cap 1) [Prod. Chill Go Hard]

This beat is dope af. This is just an average trap song about water whippin’. Cap 1’s verse was average. His flow was actually pretty great. The hook was alright. This song was also on an EP by Cap 1 called Bird Bath. It’s cool I guess. The hook is alright, his flow is nice and the beat is crazy. I don’t know if I fuck with this. The hook is actually kinda annoying after a while, but it’s not that big of a deal. It’s alright. 3/5

Final Thoughts:

That was not very good. I guess if you’re REALLY into trap music you might like this. I really didn’t expect this to be that good, but I’m glad I listened to it. I at least got six good songs out of it. Also, when I use the word “good”, I don’t really mean that there was any talent behind the song I’m talking about. This is the kind of music where you know it’s bad, but it’s so stupid that it’s entertaining. You really have to be in the right mood to enjoy this music. This mixtape is entertainment, not art. There is absolutely no art on this tape. 2 Chainz really didn’t do shit on this tape. He was usually overshadowed by the production or the features. Everything he did felt incredibly average. Short Dawg was only on the tape like two times. Neither of his appearances were that impressive. That Natural song was annoying af. He’s not that wack of a rapper (compared to the other rappers on this tape at least), but his voice is annoying as hell and he can be kinda corny at times. Skooly is kinda… bad. He can sing, but when he tries to rap he usually isn’t successful. If he rapped over R&B beats like they did on Can’t Tell Me Shyt, that would be a lot better. His trap music is pretty generic and boring. I didn’t expect him to be that good of a singer. He caught me off guard with that track. His hook on Ima Boss by 2 Chainz was pretty good, but it didn’t seem like it required any vocal skills. He should do hooks more often. Cap 1 is easily the best rapper out of the group. His flow is actually impressive and his lines aren’t nearly as cringe worthy as 2 Chainz’. He also has the most normal voice out of all of them. Every other rapper that was featured on this project except Young Dolph & PeeWee Longway was wack. Young Dolph is great. He is a great entertainer. Not really a great artist. PeeWee Longway is the same way. Actually, PeeWee Longway has the same problem that Skooly has. He’s good at makin’ catchy hooks, but he really isn’t that good of a rapper. Same with Fetty Wap. Fetty Wap is real good at makin’ hooks. That actually woulda been dope if he showed up for a hook. I think this project came out before Trap Queen blew up tho. Anyway, this project had a few good songs, but I wasn’t feelin’ the majority of the shit on here.

Favorite Song: Trap House Stalkin’

Least Favorite Song: Part 2




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One comment

  1. “100 grams in my nutsack, had to tuck it from 12.” He had 100g of illegal narcotics that he was forced to hide from 12 (police) around his groin area, an area of the body they are slightly less likely to pat down.

    Peewee Longway go hard lmao.

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