There has been a considerable delay when it comes to 2 Chainz’ new album So Help Me God.
The album was originally supposed to release Sept. 25th but just a day to go, Chainz made the announcement that he was pushing it back to a later date. The Atlanta veteran revealed that uncleared samples was the reason behind the decision but did not say when he will be able to put it out.
Today, Chainz has announced a new date for the album: Oct. 30th. He explained the details to Complex:
“I’m still waiting on them. But no, I don’t want to share that. But that’s what it is. And fans probably can’t relate, but artists can relate all the time. What’s happening is a lot of the artists who can’t afford it, a lot of them got taken advantage of in a few different ways. When we go back and dig in the crate and use the samples from artists that are still living, they try to cash out on the replays or re-dos of their project. So we have to come up to an amicable split to where they’re happy with somebody using it, and I’m happy with not paying all this crazy money on using it. And then as far as the skit, we’re getting that handled, too. So, it’s all about clearances… I’m dropping So Help Me God on October 30 now. That’s the new date, and you’re the first one to know that.”
Chainz also says that he’s still finishing the joint project with Lil Wayne, ColleGrove 2, adding that they are one or two songs away from finishing it.
“We was going to drop my solo album and ColleGrove 2 this year. I’m not going to say it’s not going to happen, but we’re still trying to go back. That project is almost done. We might have to do one or two more songs. But we have been actively working on that project the whole COVID. “Money Maker” was a part of it, which I ended up using for my solo project, to let people get used to me and him back at it again. But I’m super excited about that. Believe it or not, it’s easier to work on that than my solo project. Me and Wayne, we have tons of fun. Steel sharpens steel. It’s this friendly competition. It’s to stay up on your toes. It’s a slaying war, a delivery war. It’s just so fun. So be looking out for ColleGrove, if not the end of this year, definitely the top of next year. I’m coming back-to-back with music this year, for sure.”
Watch the video for the first single ‘Money Maker’ here.