News: The Alchemist Denies $350K Lil Wayne Song, "I Can't Front, I Was Lying" [Video]
Tuesday, Jun 30, 2009 5:20PM
The Alchemist has denied claims of making $350,000 for a track which was featured on Lil Wayne's Grammy-winning album Tha Carter III.
Despite making the claim earlier this month, Al said he was only joking about the big payoff.
"I can't front, I was lying," Al explained in an interview. "Because the truth is they really paid me $1.5 mil but $750 was the first half. [laughs] Nah, you know what it is? It amazed me, maybe I should have said they paid me $5 mil in like, pounds, like in a sack. I should have said they dropped off a sack of English pounds, like you know, the coins? Like 'Yeah they dropped off a $5 million sack of coins.' I was joking. I guess $350 [thousand] was believable? Jesus Christ. No, I don't get paid $350,000 to do a beat." (Paul J Cantor)
Al previously made headlines after claiming his "You Ain't Got Nuthin" was supposed to be on his project.
"I'm gonna keep it real," he said in an interview. "At first, I was angry. Just the stubborn, dumb rapper/producer guy. Like, 'Nah, son, I'm making an album! You're pulling my arm out of my body! This is a finger on my body and you're making the body incomplete.' But there was an artist who shall remain nameless who was with me at the time who was like, 'Sh*t, if you don't wanna use that sh*t, I will!'...[Universal] cut me a check that was $350 grand...I'm chillin now. Thanks, baby!" (XXL Mag)
Aside from Wayne, Al is prepping the release of his new album Chemical Warfare which features Eminem.
"It was definitely a feat for me," he explained in an interview. "I've been working with him for years as a DJ and been affiliated with him, and I always felt like...it was gonna lead to some type of relationship where we could collaborate musically, and it finally got that point now and it just feels good to be able to pull that off...It was more of just Em doing his thing on the type of production of mine I thought would fit him. It's real tip of the iceberg-type sh*t." (Billboard)
The new project will reportedly have a variety of features.
Chemical Warfare will feature a who's-who in hip-hop including Lil Wayne, Snoop Dogg, Fabolous, Three 6 Mafia, Juvenile, Twista, Jadakiss, Maxwell, Styles P, Travis (Gym Class Heroes), Nina Sky, Clipse and many more. (Yo Raps)
Check out The Alchemist's interview below: