“Codeine Cowboy (A 2 Chainz Collective)” was a mixtape by 2 Chainz (formerly known as Tity Boi) that was released on February 22, 2011. The mixtape was hosted by DJs DJ Teknikz and DJ Frank White and quickly became one of the most popular mixtapes of the year.
One of the standout features of the mixtape was the collaborations with several notable artists. Dolla Boy, one of 2 Chainz’s longtime collaborators, features on multiple tracks, including “Gasolean” and “Lo Boots”. The mixtape also features guest appearances from other prominent Atlanta-based artists, including Yo Gotti on “I’m Up” and Young Jeezy on “Countdown”.
The production on the mixtape was handled by a variety of notable producers, including Lex Luger, Drumma Boy, and Southside. The beats on the mixtape are known for their hard-hitting basslines and use of samples from classic southern rap tracks. The production complements 2 Chainz’s distinctive flow and delivery, resulting in a cohesive and engaging listening experience.
“Codeine Cowboy (A 2 Chainz Collective)” was very well received in Atlanta, Georgia, where 2 Chainz was already gaining popularity as an up-and-coming rapper. The mixtape helped to solidify his position as a rising star in the city’s vibrant hip-hop scene. The mixtape’s tracks received frequent airplay on local radio stations and became a staple at clubs and parties throughout the city.
The success of the mixtape helped to boost 2 Chainz’s profile both in Atlanta and beyond. It would go on to become a critical and commercial success and helped to pave the way for his future success. In particular, the mixtape’s use of innovative production and collaborations with notable artists helped to establish 2 Chainz’s unique style and sound, which would become a hallmark of his career.
In addition to its success in Atlanta, “Codeine Cowboy (A 2 Chainz Collective)” was also very well received by music critics and fans alike. The mixtape was praised for its innovative production and clever wordplay, with many noting 2 Chainz’s unique style and flow. The mixtape helped to further establish 2 Chainz as a rising star in the hip-hop world and paved the way for his eventual signing to Def Jam Records later that year.
The mixtape also helped to establish the importance of the mixtape circuit in the hip-hop world. LiveMixtapes, the website that hosted the mixtape, had become one of the most important platforms for hip-hop artists to release new music and build their fanbase. The success of “Codeine Cowboy (A 2 Chainz Collective)” on LiveMixtapes helped to further cement the site’s reputation as a hub for cutting-edge hip-hop music.
Overall, “Codeine Cowboy (A 2 Chainz Collective)” was a critical and commercial success that helped to establish 2 Chainz as one of the most innovative and exciting artists in the hip-hop world. Its success in Atlanta and on the mixtape circuit more broadly helped to pave the way for 2 Chainz’s future success and cemented his reputation as one of the most exciting and innovative voices in southern rap.
If you missed it the first time around here’s this historic mixtape for download and stream below: