Used 2

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"Used 2"
Single by 2 Chainz
from the album B.O.A.T.S. II: Me Time
Released September 18, 2013 (2013-09-18)
Genre Hip hop
Length 3:45
Label Def Jam
Writer(s) Tauheed Epps, Byron Thomas
Producer(s) Mannie Fresh
2 Chainz singles chronology
"Talk Dirty"
(2013)
"Used 2"
(2013)
"All Me"
(2013)

"Used 2" is a song by American rapper 2 Chainz from his second studio album B.O.A.T.S. II: Me Time (2013). Produced and co-written by Mannie Fresh, it was released as the second single from the album on September 18, 2013.

Background[edit]

The song was produced by former Cash Money Records in-house producer Mannie Fresh and features 2 Chainz paying homage to Juvenile's flow on his 1998 song "Back That Azz Up".[1]

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Used 2" was directed by Marc Klasfeld[2] and filmed on September 26, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana.[3] Released on October 13, 2013, the video features appearances from Mannie Fresh and, notably, three reunited members of New Orleans hip hop group Hot BoysJuvenile, Turk and Lil Wayne.[4] Hot Boys member B.G. is not featured in the video due to his 14-year federal prison sentence for illegal gun possession and witness tampering.[4] In place, 2 Chainz holds up a red T-shirt reading "Free B.G." in the video.[4]

Release and live performances[edit]

2 Chainz announced the release of "Used 2" as the second single from B.O.A.T.S. II: Me Time on September 17, 2013.[1] The following day, the single impacted mainstream urban radio in the United States.[5] "Used 2" was serviced to urban contemporary radio in the United Kingdom on September 26, and it was subsequently added to the playlist of British urban radio station BBC Radio 1Xtra.[6] 2 Chainz later performed "Used 2" with the track's producer Mannie Fresh at the 2013 BET Hip Hop Awards.[7] Following its single release, "Used 2" debuted at numbers 11 and 44 respectively on the Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts.[8][9]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2013) Peak
position
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)[8] 11
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[9] 38

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
United States September 18, 2013[5] Mainstream urban radio Def Jam Recordings
United Kingdom September 26, 2013[6] Urban contemporary radio
October 21, 2013[10] Contemporary hit radio

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Diep, Eric (September 17, 2013). "2 Chainz Announces Mannie Fresh-Produced Track Is His Next Single". XXL (New York). Retrieved October 30, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Video: 2 Chainz – 'Used 2'". Rap-Up (New York). October 13, 2013. Retrieved October 30, 2013. 
  3. ^ Miranda J. (September 26, 2013). "2 Chainz Reunites The Hot Boyz In New Video". XXL (New York). Retrieved October 16, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c Rogulewski, Charley (October 13, 2013). "Watch: 2 Chainz 'Used 2' Video Is A Mini Hot Boys Reunion". Vibe (New York). Retrieved October 16, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "Single – Used 2". Frequency News (Fort Hill). Retrieved October 29, 2013. 
  6. ^ a b "Radio 1Xtra Playlist – Thursday 26th September". BBC Radio 1Xtra. BBC. Archived from the original on October 6, 2013. Retrieved October 18, 2013. 
  7. ^ Hughes, Josiah (October 15, 2013). "Watch Kendrick Lamar, Rick Ross, Future, French Montana and More Perform at the BET Hip-Hop Awards". Exclaim! (Toronto). Retrieved October 30, 2013. 
  8. ^ a b "2 Chainz Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 for 2 Chainz. Retrieved October 30, 2013.
  9. ^ a b "2 Chainz Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for 2 Chainz. Retrieved December 9, 2013.
  10. ^ "Radio 1 Playlist – Monday 21st October". BBC Radio 1. BBC. Archived from the original on October 21, 2013. Retrieved October 30, 2013. 

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