2Chainz wasn’t joking when he rapped that he “goes hard in the […] kitchen“! Along with his new album entitled B.O.A.T.S. II: Me Time, the “Birthday Song” rapper released a cookbook called “#MealTime” — a smorgasbord of comical recipes fit for a hip-hop chef, Jezebel reports.
The 28-page cookbook, which launched on September 10, includes a hilarious introduction (in all caps) that grabbed the attention of many readers:
KEEP IN MIND, ALL MEASUREMENTS ARE AT THE DISCRETION OF YOUR PALETTE. AS WE ALL KNOW, SOME PEOPLE HAVE A LOT OF FLAVOR, WHILE OTHERS ENJOY THEIR FOOD AND THEIR LIFESTYLE A LITTLE MORE SUBTLE (BORING). ALSO KEEP IN MIND THAT THESE RECIPES ARE INTENDED TO BE MADE AT 70 MPH WHEN YOU’RE ON A TOUR BUS, SO EXACT MEASUREMENTS CAN’T ALWAYS BE ACCOMMODATED.
For the Garlic Mashed Potatoes recipe, 2Chainz first instructs readers, matter-of-factly, to put their four-fingered ring away before whipping up some grub. Because, of course, everyone owns a four-fingered ring.
The recipe also assumes all readers have gold-encrusted sauce pots, colanders, and bowls. What kind of hip-hop chef wouldn’t? And after you’ve strained your potatoes in your golden colander, 2Chainz instructs chefs to “play ‘Feds Watching’ and celebrate the good times you had this year.”
“Put on your Versace apron.”
“Follow 2Chainz and feel free to freestyle your cooking until you (and whoever’s eating alongside you) enjoy it.”
“Position yourself in a room surrounded by a handful of TVs playing ‘Sports Center’ with the sound off.”
“Cook [teriyaki salmon] for 3 to 4 minutes while blasting ‘Hit It With Fork’ at an ignorant level.”
“Call Fergie, invite her to watch a movie on Netflix. Once she accepts, start making green beans.”
The out-of-the-ordinary cookbook includes recipes such as Crab Cakes With Mango Salsa, Garlicky Green Beans, Beer-Steamed Snow Crab Legs, Teriyaki Salmon. Yum!
Aside from plunging into the culinary arts, 2Chainz is also tapping into the fashion industry. He partnered up with clothing brand Neff and launched “three co-branded t-shirts as well as a watch, beanie and hat,” which hit stores this week. The collaborative efforts of both Neff and 2Chainz can be purchased at Pacsun.
Will you get #MealTime?