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‘Best Rapper Alive’ Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz Announce Joint Album ‘Welcome 2 Collegrove’, Release ‘Presha’ Lead Single

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‘Duffle Bag Boyz’ Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz have officially announced their joint album “Welcome 2 Collegrove”. The collaborative project, first announced by Chainz during a sit-down with The Source Magazine, will be the rappers’ first since 2016 LP “Collegrove”.

Earlier today, Chainz & Wayne shared the lead single “Presha” with their fans. Produced by Hip-Hop superproducer Bangladesh, who has worked on cult Wayne records including “6 Foot 7 Foot”, “A Milli” & more, the single marks Chainz & Wayne’s massive return to rap music amidst sharing one of the most influential legacies in Hip-Hop.

With “Presha”, Chainz & Wayne near the release of “Welcome 2 Collegroove” LP.

In September, 2 Chainz revealed that the joint album is “coming soon”. Notably, their forthcoming LP was originally titled “Collegrove 2” and first teased and even previewed 3 years ago.

“We’ve already shot two visuals, the photo shoot is over. We’re in the process now of mastering records. All the records are mixed, so it’ll be coming soon. I’m so excited about it and I’ve been talking about it so long. I’m anxious at this point to try to get it to the fans’ ears,” Chainz said during The Source interview.

For Wayne, the album arrives amidst high anticipation for his 13th studio album “Tha Carter VI”. Last month, Weezy shockingly released a prelude mixtape “Tha Fix Before Tha VI” ahead of the LP.

While 2 Chainz went on a brief hiatus from rap music since the release of “Dope Don’t Sell Itself” last year, an unreleased Chainz verse on Kanye West’s now-leaked “Jesus Is King II” LP surfaced online in September. The Dr. Dre-produced album, which is one of the 3 major Kanye West albums leaked this month, features further guest verses by Pusha TTravis ScottSnoop Dogg.

Look out for ‘Welcome 2 Collegrove’ album by Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz on November 17.

Stream ‘Presha’ by Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz via Spotify.