2 Chainz Based on a T.R.U. Story Album Cover
Date released: August 4, 2012
DONDA decided to go literal with the direction of 2 Chainz's album cover for Based on a T.R.U. Story with, you guessed it, two chains. The deluxe version of the album art has two gold link chains, but it also features a partially open Chanel jacket on the edges of the cover. Anyone who's heard 2 Chainz lyrics or read his interviews knows about his love of Chanel apparel and jewelry, so while it came as no surprise, the result was still perfectly executed. DONDA showed that you don't always have to be super conceptual with executing art—sometimes you can win by going literal and getting the lighting just right.