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Student Explains The Meaning Behind ASU Alum 2 Chainz Stage Name

A student writes a letter to the editor about a recent 2 Chainz concert.

UNC student David Oakley said that he enjoyed Karyn Hladik-Brown’s article about a 2 Chainz concert at Carmichael Arena in Chapel Hill, but “there was one part of your article that I disagreed with.”

He went on to say, “You said, ‘2 Chainz is not that great at personal branding — he wore three chains.'”

“While I understand that this was a small joke, I find it necessary to set the record straight. In his song ‘I’m Different,”’ he states ‘2 Chainz but I got me a few on,'” Oakley said.

“2 Chainz has never claimed to only have two tangible chains; rather, the names 2 Chainz symbolizes his second chance at the rap game. This is a common mistake, and I’m sure you meant no disrespect.”

Tommy G. Meade Jr.

Tommy G. Meade Jr.

Tommy G. Meade Jr. is the Editor-in-Chief of HBCU Buzz. He is a Central State University alum and is a proud member of Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc.

Meade formerly was a Staff Writer for HBCU Buzz. In 2012, he was selected by Luke Lawal Jr. to lead HBCU Buzz.