2 Chainz unveiled two new songs, “It’s a Vibe” with Ty Dolla $ign, Trey Songz and Jehné Aiko, and “Smartphone.” The tracks arrive as the rapper preps his new album, Pretty Girls Love Trap Music.
“It’s a Vibe” features seductive vocal turns from Ty Dolla $ign, Trey Songz and Aiko, who croon breezily over the song’s snappy percussion and plucky guitar. 2 Chainz, meanwhile, spits a casually clever verse packed with internal rhymes and goofy punchlines like “Gas in a Ziplock, now that’s loud and clear.”
“Smartphone” is a more ominous track, with 2 Chainz delivering punchy bars over a chilling mix of heavy trap percussion and distant synths. Still, the song features plenty of the Atlanta rapper’s patented ridiculousness, from couplets like, “Going state to federal/ I Golden State the schedule” to boasts like, “I got Cuban on my links/ I might pull off in a Brinks.”
It’s unclear if “It’s a Vibe” and “Smartphone” will appear on Pretty Girls Love Trap Music. 2 Chainz has yet to announce a release date for the album. Last year, the rapper released Collegrove, a collaborative record with Lil Wayne, as well as three mixtapes: Hibachi for Lunch, Daniel Son; Necklace Don and Felt Like Cappin. 2 Chainz’s last solo album was 2013’s B.O.A.T.S. II: Me Time.