Rap or Go to the League

2 Chainz - Rap or Go to the League
Critic Score
Based on 10 reviews
2019 Ratings: #246 / 794
User Score
Based on 525 ratings
2019 Ratings: #778
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Highsnobiety

Rap or Go to the League isn’t about following rules or guidelines and its formula is skewed. 2 Chainz’s latest is bold, yet comfortable. Its thrilling journey is something that entertains, drains, and revitalizes with fresh energy.

83
Consequence of Sound

By Rap or Go to the League, 2 Chainz is a veteran rapper of a certain age who posits himself to be at the top of his game. Unlike the outsized projections rap stars routinely make to seem more powerful, 2 Chainz assessment of himself is actually correct.

80
NME

Even if the album does occasionally slip, there’s a lot of fun to be had here.

80
The 405

The blemishes on Rap or Go to the League don’t change the fact that every single song has at least something great about it, which you can’t say about most 50-minute+ rap albums, let alone one made by someone who’s been around as long as 2 Chainz has.

80
Exclaim!

Aside from a few less-than-strong features, Rap or Go to the League allows 2 Chainz, a veteran rapper, to use his powers to acknowledge a picture much larger than him — it's one that's rooted in his past, but is planting the seeds for the feature.

80
AllMusic

Without making any kind of heavy-handed declaration, Rap or Go to the League is a step forward in 2 Chainz's artistry, and reveals sides of his personality that were previously harder to see in the shadow of his enormous persona.

78
HipHopDX

2 Chainz will likely forever remain an all-star but he should be hoisting an MVP trophy at this point.

76
Pitchfork

Rap or Go to the League feels like a personal triumph. There are more eye-popping 2 Chainz raps and more epic 2 Chainz songs elsewhere, but this album offers of 2 Chainz as a man and artist.

70
Spill Magazine

Overall, 2Chainz’s album was good but undelivered at moments.

60
The Needle Drop

The eccentric Southern rapper 2 Chainz drops a mixed attempt at a mature album.

AZIZ
75

Queen Ari's feature > Kendrick's feature

You don't know how painful it was for me to say that.

justchilling21
80

This stuff is very good. Best song is I Said Me.

Rollo_P
75

It's always funny when the Kendrick feature isn't the carry job that you'd think. Threat 2 Society is easily the best song on here, and the front-to-end listen is pretty alright. I can't help but wonder if LeBron still bumps this or if he's just onto other shit by now.

Raiksheen
65

Decent

Melancoholic
40

Tasteless.

vinmaneast0
80

Great features on a well organized and produced trap album

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Added on: February 20, 2019