Check out our exclusive interview with Worl
Born and raised in the 4 Seasons region of Southeast Atlanta, Worl is one of the most altruistic young rappers of his generation. 2 Chainz himself has commented on how much Worl sets himself apart, “coming from a neighborhood like that, you’d expect a lot of negative imagery, but I like what he does. He’s humble. He doesn’t look like a lot of the guys around. He’s got a story to tell”. From creating youth programs and hosting events for at-risk youth to uplifting his community through his music, Worl has been focused on giving back long before his newfound journey to fame. Worl is Featured on The Real University’s compilation album No Face No Case along with label mates Skooly, Sleepy Rose, Hott LockedN and founder 2 Chainz. We caught up with Worl to find out more about his experience recording the album and connecting with 2 Chainz.
The Knockturnal: How long have you been signed to The Real University?
Worl: I’ve been signed since last November, but I’ve been around for like 14, 15 months now.
The Knockturnal: Can you talk about how you got connected to 2 Chainz?
Worl: It was on some street sh*t, my street friend – he knows Chainz, and one day they were at the studio one night and I was just studying and ain’t go home and got a FaceTime of 2 Chainz watching my interview. He liked my interview and said pull up so I pull up, he was so genuine when I approached him. We straight got in the booth and I was a little nervous, a little starstruck. Ever since then we’ve been tight.
The Knockturnal: Which interview caught 2 Chainz’s attention?
Worl: It was Hood Affairs. It was my first interview and we was showin’ them my neighborhood.
The Knockturnal: What has it been like to have 2 Chainz as a mentor?
Worl: It’s been everything. He got me in more ways than music like family, bein’ a better dad, bein’ a good man in life, our conversations don’t even be on rap. Everything he teaches me I really listen.
The Knockturnal: What’s been the best piece of advice 2 Chainz has given you? Personal and professional?
Worl: Career-wise: stay humble, keep grinding. And personal: family first.
The Knockturnal: Was it fun filming the collaborative video for Jefe Sh*t?
Worl: We actually did the track here in New York at Quad Studios and I was on the intro sayin “poppin my sh*t”. We did the video in Cali. The whole vibe of the video was turnt.
The Knockturnal: Was music always a part of your plan?
Worl: Music was always part of the plan. I was one of them kids at my momma house just staring in the mirror-like I was in front of 30,000 people, repping Wayne.
The Knockturnal: What was it like working on the collaborative T.R.U. album No Face No Case?
Worl: It was a friendly competition. Everybody delivered. That’s why it’s such a good project, everybody went crazy and we matched each other’s vibes.
The Knockturnal: Was your first collaborative project ever?
Worl: Yes, This was really the first compilation I ever did.