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How 2 Chainz Bought a Tour Bus Before His First Record Deal

Invest in your career.

You gotta spend money to make money, and at the onset of his recording career, 2 Chainz understood this rule well. 

In a new interview with The Ringer, the veteran Atlanta rapper revealed that he bought a tour bus before signing his first record deal.

"One thing I learned through the streets is that a slow roll is better than no roll, right?" he said. "I learned that something is better than nothing ... I’d had a song called 'Boo.' I just called it 'Boo.' I ended up buying a tour bus off some of these records. I bought a tour bus before I had a record deal because I just ate the Chitlin’ Circuit up. I made over $1 million doing the Chitlin’ Circuit. So I understood how local artists could be so rich and successful in the small area because the South really takes care of their artists."

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The lesson here is twofold. Firstly, never discount your local scene. When you're coming up, your local scene can make or break you, and in the case of 2 Chainz, it certainly made him into quite the rich and successful man. Secondly, invest in your career. Always. In 2016, Jeezy said much of the same: put the money back in yourself and you will see dividends. 

Good for 2 Chainz, who just released his fifth studio album, Rap or Go to the League, and yes, it's very good.

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