2 Chainz and Lil Wayne
Collegrove


2.5
average

Review

by RaymondPelayo USER (36 Reviews)
March 14th, 2016 | 8 replies


Release Date: 2016 | Tracklist


Surprisingly Collegrove, the album by 2 Chainz and Lil Wayne, is a pretty decent album. Considering the state Lil Wayne has been in for the last few years has been particularly frustrating to see one of the greats fall off so hard. Of course Wayne has had kept himself relevant by his often fire guest verses (check A$AP Rocky’s M$ and Tyler’s “Smuckers”), but a whole project where Wayne will try to flex his turn-up rap abilities alongside one of the leading figures in the genre is sure to put doubt in anyone who cares enough to pay attention to Wayne’s career at this point.

But don’t worry. Collegrove has something to offer. Opening with the solo track “Dedication,” 2 Chainz re-affirms Lil Wayne’s legacy while detailing the New Orleans emcee’s impact on his own career over a smooth, relaxing beat. Then the pair switch things up with the braggadocious “Smell Like Money” and the extremely infectious “Bounce,” which showcases an impressive twisting cadence from both rappers and a thumping beat. Tracks like “Bentley Truck” and “Blue C-Note” also highlight the rappers’ incredible chemistry together.

Never does Lil Wayne overstay his welcome though or try to out-shine the real star on the album: 2 Chainz. The Atlanta rapper spits the majority of the verses and holds down impressive solo outings on “MFN Right” and “Not Invited.” These tracks remind you of why 2 Chainz has become a leading artist in the weird, off-kilter pop-rap genre radio-era Lil Wayne had once dominated.

Although not all songs connect, like “Gotta Lotta” and “Rolls Royce Every Day,” the album does not get too bogged down. Even with the mainstream appeal of most of these songs, Collegrove is really more of a fan-oriented album. For those who are tired of Lil Wayne, even if he shows real improvement from the last five years or so, will not automatically be disciples again by listening to this. Nor will those who perceive 2 Chainz as just an entertaining rap personality and nothing more.

But for those who are still intrigued by these two, most of Collegrove is worth the listen.



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Conmaniac
Contributing Reviewer
March 14th 2016


24349 Comments


calling 2 Chainz "one of the leading figures in the genre" might be a bit of a stretch. also this reads like a 3 more than a 2.5. either way im interested to see if any radio hits are gonna come off this album like Drake/Future's album

LepreCon
March 14th 2016


5453 Comments


2 Chainz and Lil Wayne together sounds like ass cancer to me though

Conmaniac
Contributing Reviewer
March 14th 2016


24349 Comments


true but you never know. I'm never opposed to listening to them in the right situations but I wouldn't go out of my way to on my own haha

cmaitland421
March 14th 2016


407 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

CALL ME TRILL COSBY I MIGHT SPIKE MY OWN BEVERAGE.

LuisLone
October 19th 2016


2 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

underrated

Bloon
Contributing Reviewer
May 25th 2018


2558 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I think im homer simpson

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guitarded_chuck
May 25th 2018


17212 Comments


legit had zero idea this was a thing

MyShadow
May 25th 2018


777 Comments


there's some great stuff here

smell like money, bentley truck and rolls royce weather are all dope

but yeh theres a lot of shitty songs too, mainly the ones wihtout wayne on



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