Watch 2 Chainz Say His Name 50 Times in Three Minutes

From Kanye to Kreayshawn, our supercut features every time the cameo kingpin showed up in 2012

Would this guy tell us who he is already? / Photo by Jimmy Fontaine
Would this guy tell us who he is already? / Photo by Jimmy Fontaine

Atlanta MC 2 Chainz has logged more than 50 cameo appearances this calendar year alone. He's the guest everyone wants and, much like Cosmo Kramer, always manages to make a grand entrance — usually with his signature opening line: "2 Chaaaaaainz".

His freek-a-leekanomics have defied all laws of supply and demand. In the run-up to his debut solo album, Based on a T.R.U. Story (out today!), the elastic-voiced star has blessed every imaginable rapper's single, mixtape, or YouTube leak: monster Nicki Minaj Billboard bangers, crossover-attempting Justin Bieber collabos, cred-building mixtape exercises with Rick Ross, Dat Piff-burning downloads with Don Trip, even some old-schooler hero worship with 8Ball. Somewhere in this flood of material, he's emerged from a decade-long slept-on holding pattern to be the hottest rapper of the moment.

In honor of the impossibly hard-working Rap Game George Clooney, here is a supercut of every time 2 Chainz has said his name on someone else's record in 2012…. No lie.

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