2 Chainz and Lil Wayne have been teasing their fans with the prospect of a sequel to their 2016 collaborative album Collegrove for years, but now it appears Collegrove 2 might not ever come out. However, it seems that not everything is going smoothly between the two rap stars.
Why Isn’t Collegrove 2 Coming Out?
2 Chainz recently released a video talking about how long he has been trying to get the album done, and how he felt that Lil Wayne not responding to him was his way of telling him he didn’t want to do the album anymore. In the footage, which was posted on Instagram, 2 Chainz says “No response is a response”, and explains that he has been sending Lil Wayne beats and verses for Collegrove 2, but has not heard back from him. The video seems to convey that he respects Lil Wayne’s decision, but he wishes he would communicate with him more, and is sad that the album won’t be released as planned despite it almost being finished.
The video comes as a surprise to many fans who were expecting Collegrove 2 to drop soon, especially after 2 Chainz and Lil Wayne finalized the tracklist in April 2021. The album was also confirmed to be released in 2022 by 2 Chainz himself in an interview with The Breakfast Club, where he called Lil Wayne his “favorite rapper” and praised their chemistry. He also revealed that Collegrove 2 would be his final album under Def Jam Records.
Collegrove was a well-received project that showcased the friendship and mutual admiration between 2 Chainz and Lil Wayne. The album featured eight songs with both rappers, and five solo songs by 2 Chainz. The album spawned singles such as “Gotta Lotta”, “Bounce” and “MFN Right”.
It is unclear what caused the apparent rift between 2 Chainz and Lil Wayne, or whether they will be able to resolve it before Collegrove 2 comes out. Fans are hoping that they can patch things up, and deliver another classic collaboration. Until then, fans will have to enjoy their solo projects, such as ‘Rap or Go To The League’ by 2 Chainz and ‘Funeral’ by Lil Wayne.