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2 Chainz, Kanye West ‘Birthday Song': Star Pairing Yields Surprising Result

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2 Chainz brings a special guest to the party on his Kanye West-featuring single “Birthday Song,” which hit the ‘net today.

The track is the second single from his forthcoming Def Jam debut Based on a T.R.U. Story, but like most birthday celebrations, yields a surprisingly dark result, largely due to Sonny Digital and Kanye’s ominous, over the top production.

“When I die bury me inside the Gucci store/ When I die bury me inside the Louis store,” Chainz raps, paradoxically, before comparing himself and his partner to Snoop and Dre.

In addition to their surprising collaboration, 2 Chainz has also enlisted Kanye in helping him design his new album cover, which features a candle flame with a woman’s body for a wick.

“Kanye and I share a similar vision and think along the same lines creatively. So, when it came time to develop the imagery for my project, I trusted him and his team at DONDA to get the job done and communicate my sentiments,” Chainz told MTV. “Their team is unprecedented. Expect next level imagery, sonics and stage performance. This is curated art. The Louvre of rap.”

Listen to 2 Chainz’ “Birthday Song” Feat. Kanye West

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