"Some people that smoke with me get lazy. But I’m a mature hustler, an executive boss. I’m rare,” says 2 Chainz. “I’ve always smoked while I’m working. This happens every night, whether the cameras are on or off. This is the lifestyle that people have to accept from me.”
Like plenty of rappers, 2 Chainz can easily call himself a “boss”: He has multiple clothing labels, a restaurant (Atlanta’s Escobar), even a new line of luxury beds. But he’s also one of rap’s best-known cannabis connoisseurs at a moment when marijuana is as mainstream as it has ever been, thanks to the increased decriminalization across the country — most notably in California, where Proposition 64 legalized recreational use in November 2016.