’13 Most Disappointing Albums #2: 2 Chainz B.O.A.T.S. II: Me Time

Written By: @BdotTM January 6, 2014 @ 5:30 PM EDT Top 5 Disappointing
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True Story.

It’s an unwritten rule, but the secret to any successful franchise lies on its sequel. So when 2 Chainz announced that he was following up 2012′s Based On A T.R.U. Story with B.O.A.T.S. II: Me Time, anticipation ran higher than a Georgia Power light bill.

But what’s good in theory isn’t always good in practice and that’s where B.O.A.T.S. II falters. Things get off to a rocky start with the lyrical blunder “Fork” and seat filler, “36″. He eventually picks up the slack thanks to Pharrell’s neon drums (“Feds Is Watching” ) and Mannie Fresh’s homegrown bounce (“Used 2″).

Just like it’s predecessor, more than half of B.O.A.T.S. 2 is guest driven. While Cap 1 and Drake earn their keep on “Where U Been?” and “I Do It” respectively, visitors like Fergie turn “Netflix” into a box-office flop. Rich Homie fairs no better on “Extra”. As for “Black Unicorn”, Chrisette Michele’s vagina monologue is less than desired.

Make no mistake, Chainz still knows to make the trap go ham. But his definitive story has yet to be told. Guess we’ll have to wait for the trilogy.—B.Dot

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  • Viva La Raza

    his interviews are better than his music, minus the production 2Chain is weak with a few cool lines here and there

  • Alex

    I liked this album

  • Acdc

    I often wonder why did titi boi never blow up before I remember him from like 2004 same goes for the rapper rick ross struggling for years and then I remember the bar has been lowered and back then you needed talent and realness but now all you need is a bumping beat and some friends.

  • BK James

    Calling this a disappointing album means you had expectations from it in the first place. Which seems to be a running theme of this list. Me, I found this album to be a pleasant surprise, in that I expected nothing from it and liked it slightly better than that.

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  • daman

    Netflix is fucking dope! B. Dot, your music taste is just unreal!

  • Word

    Agree with this selection. The first album was solid. This one? Could’ve been better, especially since towards the end the album got a lot better.

  • LP1087

    The mans a “Hot 16 not a very great song/ (album maker)” . Should of told em DAT….Pastor Betha

  • relestishieverdoped

    nigga get the fuck outta here nigga, 2chainz latest album is dope from first track to bonus track, you don’t know what ur talking bout, who paid yo ass 4 putting my nigga on that ish, stupid blog

  • Stan

    you crazy this shit rocked!

  • snipper

    Complex did have this as one their best albums of 2013 so….RR opinion may or may not be relevant in this case, but then again I haven’t even heard the album yet so who knows?

    • CB

      A good majority of the Complex list was bullshit

  • IG: claytondadon

    im not agree on this one.. it could be the first album was better but putting boats 2 as the #2 mos disappointed… man thats hating.. what about the song with king push and the others like employee of the month.. smh..

  • Tec1Nyc

    To expect a solid album from 2Chainz is absurd. Like Frenchie, he drops a 16 and keeps it moving. Not worthy of being called a rapper

  • Brandon Pitts

    wtf ARE YALL TALKING ABOUT,

  • RBS

    Nigga what? If anything this album should be on the Underrated list, considering it didn’t sell much & not that many people were talking about it. BOATS II was quality shit, definitely better than the first. B. Dot just seems so out of touch with what people really fuck with. I lost all respect after you said Chance was trash.

  • kanye west

    b dot shut the fuck up, you don’t know music. #factsonly

  • cant beife

    This album sucked! And so does 2 chainz with his heehaww coon raps…. idk what y’all are listening to, this made atlanta look bad right along with Trinidad James.

  • eastpointvet

    dont agree with this one i actually liked this album more than the first and i went to a chainz show and both fork and 36 were crowd favorites that resonated with the people. i guess bdot is not of the people.