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Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz headline BET Experience at Staples Center

Photo by Earl Gibson/BET/Getty Images for BET)

Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz are somewhat of a generational bridge in hip-hop. Both artists have solidified themselves over the past decade (two decades when considering Lil Wayne), but they have also continue to pave the way and influence the next wave of artists.

The two recently served as the headlining acts at the BET Experience concert in L.A. The show followed the release of their joint album, Collegrove, to combine the styles of New Orleans’ bounce and Atlanta’s trap music. 2 Chainz and Lil Wayne performed songs from their joint album and also featured solo sets.

Lil Wayne performed hits from his extensive catalogue such as “A Milli,” “Lollipop,” and “Steady Mobbin’.” Bobby V joined Lil Wayne for the 2008 hit, “Mrs. Officer.” 2 Chainz performed hits such as “I’m Different,” “Birthday Song,”  “Where U Been” and “No Lie.”

The two also paid tribute to Bankroll Fresh who was recently killed at a studio in Atlanta. Lil Wayne performed his verse from Bankroll Fresh’s “Hot Boy” remix. And 2 Chainz was joined by several members of Street Execs as they performed the hook to “Takeover Your Trap.”

2 Chainz closed the show with his most recent hit, “Watch Out.”