News: Diddy Says Kanye West's "Crack Music" Was His Record, "I Ain't Gonna Lie, That Was Better For Ye's Album" [Video]
Thursday, Jan 7, 2010 8:30AM
Rap mogul Diddy has revealed Kanye West's 2005 "Crack Music" record was initially meant for his last solo album.
According to G.O.O.D. Music's Consequence., the record was inspired by Diddy.
"And I gotta keep it one hundred while we in the studio," Cons said in a video recording, "here's a fun fact for you. Puff Daddy inspired 'Crack Music' from [Kanye West's] Late Registration. I gotta keep it one hundred. Shout-outs to my brother Ye, you already know how we do, [laughs], when we was in the studio in L.A., we was getting it in, we was getting it in shaking. A couple heat rocks came outta that session." (Cons TV)
Puff added that the track missed out on 2006's Press Play.
"That right there is off of Press Play," Diddy said referring to his 2006 album. "But you know I ain't gonna lie, that was better for Ye's album. You know what I'm saying? They hit that 'Crack Music' and that was wooo. We making that field n*gga sh*t. n*gga. We aint' f*cking with none of them house n*ggas. Sh*t is real chocolately, real motherf*cking blue black...We ain't talking about race, we talking about music. That black soulful, black recession, broke, gut grenching, motherf*cking make a baby, get your feet swoll up, dancing on the dance floor." (Cons TV)
Ye's sophomore album won various awards when released in August 2005.
Late Registration won several awards, including the Grammy Award for "Best Rap Album". Rolling Stone magazine named it the year's best album and awarded it a rare five-star rating. Along with its great critical acclaim, the album was highly successful commercially, selling in excess of 4 million copies domestically. (Wikipedia)
Diddy's Press Play also featured Kanye doing production.
It's tempting to credit the surprisingly not-terrible Press Play to Diddy's collaborators, who include Christina Aguilera, Big Boi and Nas, and production from Kanye West, Pharrell and Rich Harrison. But if you believe advance buzz, Press Play is a product of Diddy's vision for a forward-thinking hip-hop record that tosses in lots of R&B and flashes of techno. (Rolling Stone)
Check out Diddy and Consequence below: