2 Chainz has a new album out. “B.O.A.T.S. II: Me Time” is another bass-rattling set of bouncy tracks that Miley Cyrus, and the world, can twerk to, and strippers can earn enough tips to rival any salary.
But that’s not the best part of his new release. That fine distinction goes to the cookbook that the rapper, formerly known as Tity Boi, included in the deluxe edition of the album.
Dubbed “#Meal Time” (see what he did there), the cookbook features incredibly mouthwatering recipes for 14 dishes that include pan-seared sea bass, herb-crusted lamb rib chops, crab cakes, fried chicken and teriyaki salmon.
All of the recipes are soundtracked by a specific record off of his new album -- because why would they not be?
Anyone who follows the rapper on Instagram knows his penchant for food runs just as deep as Versace, shoes, weed, selfies with stunning ladies and absolute opulence.
The real fun here are the absolutely hilarious instructions that dot the simple recipes.
Want to make the teriyaki salmon? Don’t forget to put on your Versace apron and watch classic hip-hop noir, “Belly” as the fish marinates and cue up opening track “Fork” at “an ignorant level.”
If you’re making his “Me Time” dipping sauce (mayo, dijon, barbecue sauce, lemon juice and Old Bay seasoning) to accompany some sauteed asparagus as you play “Mainstream Ratchet,” he implores the cook to “go to the mall, spend a handful of racks on a new outfit for the night,” get a manicure and pedicure and then catch up on old seasons of “The Wire.”
The recipes are meant to be easy enough to be pulled off in the smaller confines of a tour bus. But we’ve gotta admit, having had the pleasure of hanging out on 2 Chainz’s tour bus for an afternoon after his Coachella set – and considering his crew’s numerous pullovers – we expected at least one or two recipes that require a buzz-inducing ingredient. Good thing half of these recipes require butter, which can easily be replaceable.
We’re off to The Times’ test kitchen, where we will plan on firing up “Black Unicorn” and putting on a pot of kale greens. Or should we spin "Where U Been?" and cranking up the 2 Chainz dance as we chop and french two lamb racks -- "the most expensive" ones in the store, obviously.