Based On A T.R.U. Story

2 Chainz - Based On A T.R.U. Story
Critic Score
Based on 15 reviews
2012 Ratings: #889 / 946
User Score
Based on 61 ratings
2012 Ratings: #284
August 14, 2012 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

77
Paste

With the no-bullshit, spare-n-catchy Based on a T.R.U. Story, Chainz confirms himself as the quintessential 2012 rapper.

67
A.V. Club

2 Chainz is only truly comfortable with being a star, it seems, if there are other names on the marquee.

60
HipHopDX

With his debut album he's revealed himself as bare and buffoonish.

60
PopMatters

Based on a T.R.U. Story didn’t have much chance of living up to its hype, and for that I have to give it credit for coming so surprisingly close to most folks’ expectations.

45
Pitchfork

It's hard to avoid the feeling, particularly on his debut LP, that 2 Chainz is only able to fill those shoes by sheer force of will, rather than anything resembling artistic inspiration. 

30
Consequence of Sound

The album is at its best when guests take the microphone and falls short nearly everywhere else.

30
Tiny Mix Tapes

Maybe we’re supposed to love this album because it’s the musical equivalent of a KFC Double-Down, filled with fancy co-stars and production, deep-fried, and devoid of any intellectual or nutritional value.

MinatoArisato
10
Yeah this is pretty much trash that goes on for way to long.

Best Track: I'm Different
Worst Track: I Luv Dem Strippers
Sappy
80
Top Favorite: Extremely Blessed
Other Favorites: Ghetto Dreams, Birthday Song, Yuck!
Least Favorite: Wut We Doin?
jasir7
20
Best song: Ghetto Dreams

Worst songs: Birthday Song, I Luv Dem Strippers, Wut We Doin’?
yeck
70
This shit is so funny,
Underrated
Z.Younk
74
An underrated classic for me. 2Chainz totally rebranded and made a cohesive trap album with his best writing yet. Highly-influential to the genre, as one of the first of a new wave of mainstream trap, this record proved trap songs about crack & prostitutes-as-birthday-gifts could outsell any pop album. It also pushed the limits of explicit music on pop stations on FM radio nationwide.
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Track List

  1. Yuck! 
  2. Crack 
  3. Dope Peddler 
  4. No Lie 
  5. Birthday Song 
  6. I'm Different 
  7. Extremely Blessed 
  8. I Luv Dem Strippers 
  9. Stop Me Now 
  10. Money Machine 
  11. In Town 
  12. Ghetto Dreams 
  13. Wut We Doin?
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Added on: August 12, 2012