Tour bus eating can’t be easy. With constantly being on the road, going from city to city, it’s probably not the healthiest either. During a recent interview with New York’s Hot 97, Tauheed Epps, more commonly known as 2 Chainz, discussed his love of food and the how his culinary tastes have changed. “My culture has changed. My style of eating has changed, because in order to do what I do, you have to eat a certain way,” Epps told the radio station.
In addition to dropping his new album, B.O.A.T.S. II: Me Time this week, 2 Chainz also added a little extra flavor to the music by including a cookbook with the digital purchase of Me Time. #Mealtime is presented as a collection of tour bus recipes, put together by 2 Chainz and his right hand man, Chef Alem. A simple glance at 2 Chainz’s Instagram will make you wish there was a such thing as “taste-a-gram”. The dishes have varied, from simple things like fried chicken, to more elaborate dishes like the photo below.
The deluxe edition of Me Time features a cook book, with each recipe lining up with one of the songs on the album.
Like “Beautiful Pain”? You should make his fried chicken. Hungry for some smoky kale greens? You’ll want to crank up “Black Unicorn.”The recipes all sound pretty delicious, and are relatively easy to execute. Many of them call for healthy dollops of “Me Time Sauce,” a tangy combination of mayonnaise, Old Bay, barbecue sauce, dijon mustard, and lemon juice.
The first step in making Me Time Sauce is, “Go to the mall, spend a handful of racks on a new outfit for the night.” The second? “Get a manicure and a pedicure.” Next? “Spend some more ‘Me Time’ at the house, catching up on old seasons of The Wire.”
I may be inclined just to purchase his new album only for the cookbook.