AHH Stray News: 2 Chainz’ Next Singles Featuring Kanye West And Nicki Minaj; Yelawolf Confirms Project With Big K.R.I.T.; Lil Wayne Headlining iHeart Radio Festival


(AllHipHop News) HHNM is reporting that the next single from 2 Chainz’ Def Jam debut, Based On A T.R.U. Story, will feature Kanye West. “Birthday Song,” which is expected to be released officially on July 23, will not be the first time these two have worked together, as West made a surprise appearance during Chainz’ SXSW set in Austin, Texas this past March.

The duo’s more recent collaboration came on the platinum-selling single “Mercy” from G.O.O.D. Music’s Cruel Summer compilation, which features 2 Chainz on the last verse. Following the Drake-assisted “No Lie” and soon-to-be-released “Birthday Song” will be 2 Chainz’ third single, “Love Dem Strippers”, assisted by Nicki Minaj. Based On A T.R.U. Story is set to be released on August 14.

After numerous rumors and reports that Yelawolf and Big K.R.I.T. were working on a joint project titled Country Cuzins over the past few months, Yela took to Twitter to officially confirm that the project is in the works and farther along than many would think. He tweeted, “Took us meeting in Denmark to solidify our album, but Country Cuzins is assured. Myself and @BIGKRIT presented by @djskee in progress!”

Yelawolf, who recently released his Heart Of Dixie EP last week, has a performance at the Rock the Bells Festival up next, followed by his Psycho White EP with Travis Barker and his sophomore Shady Records release, Love Story. There are currently no official release dates set for any of the three projects mentioned.

Lil’ Wayne is scheduled to headline the iHeart Radio Festival, which is set to kick off on September 21 in Las Vegas, Nevada. iHeart Radio hit 10 million registered users in May and provides access to over 1,000 live broadcast and digital stations from 150 cities, as well as the ability for users to create custom stations.

The show is part of Clear Channel’s plan to develop its live concert business as they have also added Usher, Bon Jovi, Swedish House Mafia, No Doubt, Brad Paisley, Pitbull, deadmau5, Miranda Lambert, Enrique Iglesias, Linkin Park, Jason Aldean, Pink, Calvin Harris, and Shakira to the bill. The second annual event will take place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.