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Atlanta club rap act 2Chainz’s musical identity can really be summed up by the name he used to go by: Tity Boi. It’s not that all his songs are about boobs. But there’s something in the vulgarity and childish misspelling of that moniker than seems to invoke 2Chainz’s party-rap predecessors a la Lil’ Jon. Unfortunately for him, that’s not the image 2Chainz seems to want to call to mind. A musician who came up largely through the strip club circuit in The A, the artist formerly known as Tity Boi seems much more keen to fashion himself after recent gentlemen’s club-frequenting heavy-hitters like Rick Ross. But with codeine-slow beats and rhymes flatter than an A-cup (“I do this all night/Man I should wear pajamas”), 2Chainz is a boi whose flow makes this reviewer want to do anything but shake her… well, you know.