Platinum selling, Grammy® nominated recording artist 2 Chainz today announces that he will release a special, fan oriented EP entitled Freebase on May 5th. Consisting of five brand new, original tracks, the EP will be a return to the hardcore, streetflavored rap that made 2 Chainz one of the most beloved figures in all of hip hop.

“It has been a minute since the release of my album B.O.A.T.S. II: Me Time and I wanted to give something special to my fans while I record my follow up album,” says 2 Chainz. “This is a taste of what is to come, and is most importantly, for them,” he adds.

Additionally, as the EP is fan oriented, 2 Chainz tapped his talented fan base for the album artwork. Utilizing his devout social media following, 2 Chainz encouraged fans to submit their suggested artwork for the Freebase cover via Instagram, with the #freebase hashtag. Wading through over 10,000+ applicants, 2 Chainz and his team narrowed it down to four before making their final choice. The winning design features a rare photo of famous stand-up comedian and actor Richard Pryor reclining on a bed, wearing two chain necklaces.