2 Chainz is getting his shine lately. From a standout verse on “Mercy” to getting a silent nod of approval from Kanye West, he officially has the game paying attention. During a recent interview with VIBE, 2 Chainz revealed his five influential artists. He has already mentioned his support of 'Ye, but check out who else he is listening to.

“I got this far from not listening to other niggas. But with that said these are the people in the game that I do pay attention to when they’re speaking. They always got some game to put me on to.”

E-40 - “Innovator. Always fun talking to E40.”

Birdman - “I always listen when this guy is talking. Weezy too for that matter.”

Too $hort - “OG. Short Dawg is game personified.”

Kanye West - “This guy is a musical genius.”

Scarface - “Wise man. He’s seen a lot.”

[via VIBE]