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Rapper 2 Chainz is giving fans some new music ahead of his next full length album.  The emcee has announced plans to release his new EP, Freebase, on May 5th. 

According to Billboard, 2 Chainz says he wants to give fans "something special" while he records the follow-up to B.O.A.T.S. 2: Me Time, which arrived last September.  He adds that the EP will give listeners a "taste of what is to come." 

2 Chainz also took a fan focused approach when a came to selecting the EP's cover art.  Fans were allowed to submit their choice of artwork via social media.  The winner ended up being a picture of comedian Richard Pryor in a bed wearing two chains around his neck.