Guest Star: "Gucci Mane Is The Type Of Artist Any Producer Would Love"
Monday, Sep 13, 2010 1:45PM
[Fall Music Preview: Hitmaker Bangladesh talks about the chemistry between him and Gucci Mane while collaborating on the forthcoming The Appeal LP, and a recent streak of pop records.]
I think Gucci Mane's interest in doing pop records lately is the label, trying to satisfy them. He's on a label now so he's got to kinda go with what they want a little bit. It's just how it is when you join somebody else's label man. You can't always just do what you want to do all the time. They could tell you, "I want you to make these songs," because at the end of the day, they're gonna be the ones putting it out. So they gotta feel what they're putting out. So it just comes along with the territory. So talking about pop records, it's usually the powers that be and the people at the label telling him he should do [them] so he can cross over. I know that's not Gucci himself wanting to make pop records.
I think Gucci is the type of artist that any producer would love to work with him because he's not hard to work with in the sense of other artists. For example, I might be working with an artist who wants to hear 10 to 20 beats and probably the first beat I'll play you is the "right" beat for you, that's why I played it. But they feel they got to hear a whole bunch of stuff and I'm not the type that's about having a big quantity. I could have one good beat. So with Gucci, he doesn't take so long [to decide]. If he feels it, he feels it. It could be the first beat, it could be the second beat, the third beat. He doesn't have to hear 10 and then go back and pick one.
Gucci will let you produce the record, he's not like "I'm the rapper, I'm Gucci Mane. That's why this song's playing. It's because of me." He's not like that at all. No matter what producers he with, he's an artist first. He makes his music like that.
Gucci Mane's The Appeal hits stores Tuesday, September 28th.
Bangladesh is a producer known for working with Ludacris, 8 Ball & MJG, Petey Pablo, Missy Elliott and more but is renowned for his Lil Wayne hit, "A Milli."
[Peep tomorrow's SOHH Fall Music Preview featuring producer Symbolyc One discussing working on Kanye West's upcoming release.]
Check out some recent Gucci Mane records below: