If you’re celebrating the 35th anniversary reissue of Fleetwood Mac‘s Rumours, don’t even think about hosting an average sing-along or staging a dramatic interpretation of the band’s personal lives–Glee already beat you to the latter, anyway–without including some glorious contributions from an unexpected source: 2 Chainz. 2 Chainz and Fleetwood Mac?! Yes, the Earth is still spinning, even if we were one day too early in publishing our weirdest musical collaborations list. Stevie Nicks and Chainz both enjoy maintaining long locks, but who knew their musical stylings were so compatible?
Thanks to the Melker Project, a remix and mashup artist holding it down in NYC, we are now hearing the classic tune, “The Chain” in a new light, one that is infused with three verses by the ATL rapper, including his feature on “Make It Work” by Young Fame. In “The (2) Chain(z)” his rhythmic rattling of lines like “Money of my mind stay/Increase the crime rate/Pink ring so big you can see it on a blind date” works surprisingly well over the Mac’s powerful guitar and banjo breakdown. And since Stevie, Lindsey, Mick, Christine and John aren’t as reliable in terms of introducing themselves before their respective verses, it’s even more of a relief that 2 Chainz exists. Maybe there wouldn’t have been so much drama if they employed a proper role call every now and then?
This is something that on every level sounds ridiculous, but after a few spins, feels very, very right. At least for now. Check it out below.
Looks like you guys have found yourself a opener for your upcoming tour! You’re welcome.
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