Rapper 2 Chainz offered his perspective on MTV's Hottest MCs list and their omission of his fellow Atlanta native Young Jeezy. 2 Chainz told DJ Self that fans may be in the process of adjusting to Jeezy after his long hiatus and change in style.
“When Jeezy first came out, there was so much swag in his music. Now, he’s rapping. But at first, it was like his lifestyle,” he said. “The dude came from a kitchen. He’s really a d-boy. A lot of people really didn’t understand it, you couldn’t even understand the slang unless you had something to do with the trap. Unless you’re from Atlanta. We thought he was the illest n***a around for being able to explain the story on them beats like that. But everyone else took a minute.” A
“So now that he’s rapping and this is his third album, it took so long, I think people are not just taking the time to digest that joint, because it’s a well put-together project and I was surprised about it because he put out a lot of mixtapes that had good music on it as well,” he added